One of my New Year’s resolutions is to feed my kids (and myself) less processed foods (or at least, process the foods myself, so I know what’s going in them). My kids love sausage rolls, but they contain “mystery meat”. Buying sausage meat to make your own is not much better, so I tried this vegetarian sausage roll recipe by Cyndi O’Meara.
I’m not a big fan of vegetarian versions of meat, but I definitely make an exception for these. They somehow taste and have the same texture as normal sausage rolls. They even passed the kid test – my kids ate them up without any comments.
Filled with feta, walnuts, rolled oats and egg, you’ll need a food processor or Thermomix to make them. It sounds like a weird combination, but somehow it works!
Here’s the recipe:
½ cup walnuts
1 onion, peeled and chopped into quarters
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
1 cup feta cheese
½ cup bread crumbs
1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoon mixed herbs
3 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
1-2 tablespoons milk, for brushing
sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)
- Place eggs, walnuts, onion, tamari or soy sauce, breadcrumbs, oats, mixed herbs and feta cheese in a food processor or Thermomix and process until finely chopped.
- Cut thawed puff pastry in half on a bench.
- Divide the mixture evenly among the 6 pastry halves, forming a long sausage down the “long” middle. Roll up the pastry around the filling and cut into half.
- Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
- Place sausage rolls on a baking tray and bake at 200°C (400°F) for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
If you make these, I’d love to know what you think!
Do you have a great healthy version of a processed food?