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Mini Longganisa Sausage Rolls - Food with Mae-4

Mini Longganisa Sausage Rolls

Wow! Christmas 2023 is coming in fast! 

There are many things I do but hosting and feeding people is what I love to do and what I’m good at. I have been hosting Supper Clubs and catering for about 12 years. I have developed many Filipino inspired canapes for my clients both for brands and individuals. 

My longganisa sausage rolls are one of the favourites and I don’t blame them. It’s delicious, tastes like Philippines and is a nice “pika pika” finger foods to share with your friends and colleagues. 

My recipe is delicious and easy to make, perfect for everyone..beginners and pro in the kitchen. I’m using an air fryer with this recipe but you may use your oven too if you don’t have an air fryer. Timings may vary.

What is Longganisa

This recipe is the hamonado version. It’s sweet, garlicky and salty. An easy recipe that you can make at home, perfect for freezing and versatile too. Longganisa has Spanish influences, seasoned with paprika, cinnamon, aniseed, garlic and vinegar BUT don’t get it confused with chorizo. Longganisa is fresh with no preservatives and should be cooked on the day or frozen for later.

There is wide a range of varieties of Longganisa although there are 2 main preferences to choose from. The first one is Longganisa de Recado which is spicy & garlicky, the most popular suasage makers are Bais in Dumaguete, Lucban in Quezon, Taal in Batangas, Dipolog, Tuguegarao, Cabanatuan, Calumpit, Batac and Vigan. The second one is Longganisa Hamonado which is sweet & salty, the most popular are the Longganisa of Bacolod, Cebu, San Pablo and Baguio. Apparently these maybe influenced by Malay and a sweeter Chinese sausage.

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Mini Longganisa Sausage Rolls - Food with Mae-4

Ingredients

200-250g minced pork
1 packet ready made puff pastry
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch black pepper
80g-100g sugar
1 tablespoon annatto oil (optional)
1 egg, mix for egg wash

Instructions

1

To make the longganisa sausage, in a bowl add minced pork, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, sugar and annatto oil. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients together until it’s well and truly incorporated. Leave it on the side for later.

2

Lay your puff patry flat on a clean surface and using a knife or pizza cutter, cut it 4 times. Using 2 of the cut pastry add the longganisa mixture along the middle of the pastry, leaving some space for each spoonful of sausage mixture. Using the egg wash, brush some on all the sides of the puff pastry. With the remaining pastry, place it on top of the sausage meat making sure you cover all the meat. Press the sides down to seal it. Next using your finger, press the gaps in between the meat to make mini individual rolls. Use a knife or pizza cutter to separate them. 

3

Then brush the mini sausage rolls with egg wash. Spray the air fryer base with oil and place the mini sausage rolls inside. Leaving some gaps in between. Bake in your air fryer for 15 minutes at 180C. Once cooked, take it out of the air fryer, place it on a serving plate with banana ketchup on the side for dips. This can be eaten warm or cold.

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