Have you ever heard “Saucijzenbroodjes” this word? 😀 It’s a Dutch snack – greasy, salty, meaty and oh my..so good! I used to eat this a lot when I was a kid until at some point, I couldn’t find it anymore. We used to have a neighbor of Dutch descendants who loved to cook and her saucijzenbroodjes was the best I ever ate so far.
Since I moved to Cyprus, I try to re-create all the food that I missed back home, and one day it’s just popped up “saucijzenbroodjes” – “sausage” in puff pastry, and I said to myself, I have to try.
Well, one day, I did it. It’s not quite the original taste, but it’s soooo good and yes, greasy!! Saucijzenbroodjes has a very distinctive taste of nutmeg and they use minced beef – at the time I bought meat, they didn’t have minced beef, so I tried using minced pork, which was good as well but more greasy. Also, my nutmeg bottle was empty when I was in the middle of cooking and had no appetite to go to get it, so it was without nutmeg but still taste very good 😀
Anyway, let’s me show you my version of Saucijzenbroodjes 😀
The following recipe uses 2 sheets of puff pastry ( a box, yes a lot of them 😀 ) – I bought ready homemade puff pastry as I won’t be able to make it square 😀
I got this one from a neighborhood supermarket, it’s homemade and it’s so good!! Make sure you defrost the puff pastry before you start unrolling it.
While waiting for the puff pastry, preheat oven 175°C and prepare a bowl and mix well following ingredients:
- minced meat – your choice of either beef or pork – use a food processor to make it a bit soft but still with texture
- a clove of grated garlic
- 3 spoons of Cheddar cheese – you can leave this out for more original taste
- 1 big onion – minced it well
- add parsley if you have it
- black pepper
- ground nutmeg – make sure to add it a bit only as nutmeg has a very strong taste especially when added to meat
- 1 beaten egg yolk for brushing
Once puff pastry ready, cut into 2 – do you see the texture with little holes? it’s for hot air circulation while in the oven 😀
This is the fun part 😀 You can either roll it with your hand or take a clean food-grade plastic, cut one of its corners and squeeze it (pipping style) in the middle of the pastry 😀
Fold the pastry and secure it by pressing fork on it. Now, you have 2 choices; either to cut them in small pieces or to bake them like that, both are acceptable 😀 Brush it with egg yolk.
I cut into smaller piece last time, but next time, I will leave it long and bake it like that, I guess it will be much better in taste as I lost most of the juice on the parchment paper >.<
Oven until the puff pastry turns to beautiful golden brown, around 20-30 mins depending on your oven.
Yes, it’s ready!! Consume it when it’s still hot or warm, splash some hot garlic chili sauce if you like.. so good, so greasy, so tasty!! hmm..!
Happy cooking x
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