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


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.



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.


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


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 over 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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