Saucijzenbroodjes are sausage links in puff pastry. It's a traditional snack that's available at Dutch train stations, in fast food places and often consumed for lunch. It's greasy, salty and oh so good :-)
I had puff pastry left over from the tompoes and about half a pound of hamburger meat that needed to be used up. I initially thought about skipping the puff pastry and using bread dough instead (it's the same sausage but with bread dough it's called worstenbroodje and with puff pastry a saucijzenbroodje) but where's the fun in that!?
Here goes. This is great to share with friends at a potluck, as a snack for TV watching or cold for lunch with a salad.
1/2 lb of ground beef
1 tablespoon of parsley, minced
1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons of panko or breadcrumbs
Lay the sheet of puff pastry on the counter to defrost. Mix the meat and the spices together, add half of the beaten egg and all of the breadcrumbs. Mix and roll into a large sausage, a little bit shorter than the length of the puff pastry sheet.
Heat the oven to 400F. Place the sausage on one half of the pastry sheet, fold over the other half and press the edges shut with a fork. Slash the dough three or four times and brush with the rest of the beaten egg. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, put the saucijzenbrood on top and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
* You can also make smaller sausage links and make individual portions.