More Food From our Juneteenth Celebration

Our Juneteenth celebration was a feast of what I like to call Southern tapas.  Celebrating Juneteenth  The dishes I prepared were all small dishes and mostly finger foods.  But as we all know, and a concept I am VERY familiar with, a lot of small things can easily add up to a lot.

The little smokies wrapped in puff pastry were super easy to make, only required a few simple ingredients and were a HUGE hit.  If you are so inclined, you can definitely make your own puff pastry, but that is a lot of work.  I’ve done it, but most of the time, I just don’t have that kind of time, so I buy the pre-made puff pastry, which works just as well.  These little snacks are perfect for any occasion.

Smokies Wrapped in Puff Pastry

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I package puff pastry, completely thawed

24 mini smoked sausages or smokies

egg wash

poppy seeds and/or toasted sesame seeds

honey mustard sauce for dipping

 

Cut the puff pastry into 24 equal squares.  Place a smokie in the center of each square or at an angle at one of the corners.  Fold the dough around the smokie and wrap like a burrito.

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Preheat oven to 400* F or 200* C.

Brush the wrapped pastries with egg wash, and tightly pinch the seams together so they don’t unfold.  Sprinkle the top of the pastries with either toasted sesame seeds and/or poppy seeds.

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Pop them in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown.  Serve immediately.  These are best when served hot with some honey mustard sauce on the side for dipping.  I made my own honey mustard sauce with honey, Dijon mustard, and then I added a dash of my Sweet Heat Mustard as well. Bread and Jam

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These are light and and flaky and taste of so good.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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