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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Rolls

Cheese, eggs, sausage.  Not to mention the BUTTER puff pastry itself.  These are an extravagance to say the least.

So bad for you.

But sooo delicious.

Like scary how delicious they are.

The wife bought some sausage the other week, and rather than seeing it go to waste, I tried to come up with some good way using it.

Now... processed meat is super duper bad for you... you know that, right?  I just ranted about it, if you want to read that post.

But, once in a while I do enjoy things like bacon and any sort of wurst (I am German after all).

Anyway, I decided to make some eggy, cheesy, sausage rolls.

Now, you know me, I am a firm believer in not using processed foods, and if I can make something from scratch, I almost always choose to.  However, butter puff pastry is one of those very few items which it doesn't really hurt to buy the store-bought stuff.  Especially when weighed against the effort in making this stuff from scratch.

I've made butter pastry dough myself.  It's not too hard, nor is it too time consuming... but compared to just taking out a tube of frozen dough to thaw for a few hours?  It's comical.

So, I try to keep a tube of this stuff in my freezer at all times.  

It's great stuff.  Just make sure to get the 'butter' kind rather than the shortening kind.

Anyway, once I thawed one of those tubes, I rolled it out and cut it into 8 squares.

Separately, in a frying pan, I made a slurry of slightly undercooked scrambled eggs, some swiss cheese, and some chopped sausage.

Then it was just spoon in a bunch of filling, and then wrap them up.

Not all of them turned out beautifully.  This stuff is hard to work with after all, and I am not a professional pastry chef (much to my wife's eternal chagrin!)

But, I did manage to get them to hold together relatively well enough to bake, on a parchment sheet, for about 40 minutes at 375°F (20 mins then rotate pan, then another 10 - 20 mins).

When they came out, they were pretty messy (and greasy!  I suspect the cheese!) but ho man were they good.  Like... I should call them Breakfast Crack Rolls.

Just remember that these are super not good for you.

It can be hard to think about that though, when you're eating them.