Incredibly easy to put together, these savory fragrant bites are a sure hit time and time again. Add your favorite herbs, or substitute pistachio for pignoli, or skip the fancy-shmanciness altogether -- the outcome is invariable same -- they will be gone in 60 seconds. The sausage bites can be prepared ahead up to step 9 and frozen. Remove from the freezer 1 hr prior to baking.
Inspired by Sausage Rolls recipe from The Complete Book of Party Food and Appetizers by Bridget Jones —Eat Already!
medium shallots, minced
cloves garlic, minced
package (about 14 oz) mild or hot Italian sausage
pignoli (pine nuts)
sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed according to instructions
egg, whisked with a small pinch of salt and 1 tbsp water
sesame, caraway, fennel, dill, or other seeds for sprinkling