16 ounces Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage(1 packages)
1 package frozen puff pastry
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper to taste
For the egg wash:
1 tablespoon water
Be sure to follow the directions on the puff pastry package so your dough is thawed properly and is ready to use.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Unfold dough onto a lightly floured surface. You should have 2 big squares. Cut each square in half to create 4 long rectangles.(I cut into 6 long rectangles, along fold lines, for smaller rolls and cook for slightly less time.)
Combine the sausage, bread crumbs, milk, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl or food processor and mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Divide the sausage mix evenly into 4 sections and make a long tube down each rectangle pastry.
Roll the pastry up over the sausage and pinch the seam together. Cut each roll into 4 sections.
Place the sections on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking sheet.
Mix the egg wash together and brush each roll with it. Then sprinkle on a little paprika.
Bake at 425 for only 5 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 and bake 30-35 more minutes. Drain excess out of the pan part way through the baking time. (Not necessary with silpat.)
The rolls should look puffed and golden and the sausage in the center should be cooked through.
Remove from pan onto some paper towels to cool.
These are traditionally eaten plain or dipped in ketchup. They are also delicious dipped in barbecue sauce, marinara, alfredo sauce, country gravy, and cheese sauce.