November 20, 2013
by Kylie Gardner
This post is sponsored by Woolworths
I love a good sausage roll. In fact, there is only one bakery in South Australia that I will buy a sausage roll from, because their sausage rolls are so good that none other compares. But that bakery is over an hours drive from me, so I don’t get to enjoy it’s tasty, meaty goodness very often. This recipe for pork and potato pastries is in no way meant to match the famous bakery sausage roll, but they help keep cravings at bay until I can get to Port Elliot again.
The pork and potato filled sausage rolls are moist and light, perfect for little fingers and mouths to enjoy. They are super easy to put together and you can modify the recipe to your own taste very easily. The potato makes them a lighter choice for the hips too, much less fat than the regular kind. Your friends will thank you if you bring these along to any party.
Pork and Potato Pastries
- 500g pork mince
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
- 1 egg
- 1 onion, grated or finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 sheets of frozen puff pastry, defrosted
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the puff pastry.
- Cut each sheet of pastry in half.
- Shape a large fistful of the mince mixture into a long sausage and line if up aong one edge of a piece pastry.
- Roll the pastry into a log, overlapping the two edges slightly.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the long sausage roll into mini sausage rolls (or keep em big if you prefer!)
- Repeat until you’ve used all the mixture and pastry.
I kind of made this recipe up as I went along, and it took me a couple of goes to get the amount of mixture right per roll. It takes a little practice but after one or two rolls you will get the hang of how much to use.
I’d like to try adding some more veg to these, perhaps some grated carrot or grated zucchini, and maybe some grated cheese too. Or you could add a pop of flavour with pesto, curry paste or fresh herbs.
I’ve found it even easier than usual to whip up these little babies lately because I’ve been making the most of grocery shopping online with Woolworths. I’m a HUGE fan of online shopping, especially when I’ve got two little tackers in tow. With online shoppping I get the grocery shop done while I’m still in my PJs, I look up recipes on the Woolworths website or my favourite blogs while I’m shopping, and the kids are happy playing right alongside me while I do it. That means that all these yummy ingredients land on my door step at the click of a button.
One of my favourite features of Woolworths online shopping is the Lists. I can save my weekly shopping list to easily order from next time, or create a list with all the ingredients for a favourite recipe (like these sausage rolls) to add to my shopping trolley with one click. The Woolworths online shop also automatically keeps track of all my past orders, so I can browse those to click and add items to my trolley.
Another great tool is the last chance reminder as I go to the check out. So many times I’ve gotten to the check out when the friendly pop up asks “hey, you ordered this stuff last time, are you sure you don’t need it again?”. Thanks Woolworths! Such a life saver, I’m always forgetting to throw something into the trolley. I wish there was one of these at a real life checkout too!
Win – Free groceries for a year!
If you shop online at Woolworths before December 22 you will go into the draw to win free groceries for a year. That’s thousands of dollars worth of shopping and your family fed for the year. Yes please! You can shop by downloading the Woolworths app or registering for online shopping, whichever is easiest for you.
Have you tried grocery shopping online? Where’s your favourite bakery?