The boerewors roll is a plain and simple South African classic. A piece of boerie slammed into an ultra-fresh buttered bread roll and a splash of tomato sauce on top has always been enough for any fun-loving South African. But what if a boerie roll could be so much more than that? What if plain and simple much-loved boerewors rolls could be transformed into bold, delectable gourmet boerewors rolls? That would be great, wouldn’t it?! And who could say no to a gourmet boerie?
Forget the lazy mom hacks and quick and easy boerie treat suggestions found online. Now is the time to take your boerie making skills to the next level! Now is the time to put a fun twist on the traditional boerie and bring to life a truly unique and original (drum roll please) Gourmet Boerie! If you’re just as excited by this concept as we are, you are just 4 steps away from sinking your teeth into an hmm-hmm yummy boerie treat:
Step 1: Get your hands on a drool-worthy gourmet boerie recipe.
Step 2: Drop everything you are doing, right now and cancel all your plans.
Step 3: Gather the family around and get them involved.
Step 4: Get fully engrossed in whipping up delicious gourmet boerewors rolls.
If you think you can manage all of that, you’re ready to get started…
Gourmet Boerewors Rolls Recipe
Most people think that a recipe with the word “gourmet” in the title immediately signifies a complex recipe jam-packed with almost-impossible cooking techniques or a shopping list that looks like it comes from out of this world. That’s just not true when it comes to converting the traditional SA boerie into a gourmet treat. Creating gourmet boerewors rolls won’t be particularly difficult… in fact; it will be a whole lot of fun. Don’t take our word for it though – rather see for yourself. Without much further ado, let’s jump right into making an undeniably delectable boerewors roll treat.
What you need for filling:
- 600g of boerewors (fried or braai’d to perfection)
- 2 thinly sliced onions
- 2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
- 1 – 3 slices or chunks of blue cheese (as much or little as you want)
- 1 handful of fresh basil
- 1 handful of fresh coriander
- 6 ultra-fresh bread rolls (buttered)
- Grated cheese (cheddar or gouda)
- 3 tablespoons of oil
What you need for the tomato relish:
- 350g of vine or mini tomatoes
- 1 garlic grated garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- ½ a teaspoon of paprika
- 1 disc wheel of feta cheese
What you need to do:
- The first step is to cook the boerewors. You can do this by pan frying it or popping it onto the braai. Another option is to grill it in the oven. If you want to give the boerewors a bit of a sweeter taste, baste some chutney onto it before cooking it.
- In a pan, fry the thin onion rings in the oil until they are darkening, but be careful not to burn them. They should just be browning.
- Add the Maple Syrup to the onions to caramelize them. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
- Remove the caramelized onion from the pan and keep them to one side. They will be placed onto the bread rolls, so try to keep them warm while they are waiting.
- Add the mushrooms to the pan and lightly fry them with some oil and a pinch of salt. When they are almost done (starting to brown a little), add the blue cheese slices or chunks and allow it to melt into the mushrooms. When you are happy that you have cheesy mushrooms, remove them from the heat and set them to one side. Try to keep them warm.
- In a saucepan, add the oil and fry the tomatoes. You can cut the tomatoes into chunks before frying. The idea is to get the tomatoes to cook into a soft juice, so low heat is required for this.
- As the tomatoes start to soften and become juicy, add the grated garlic and paprika. Do not add the garlic too soon as it will just burn and stick to the saucepan. Place the lid on the saucepan and allow the contents to gently bubble.
- When the tomatoes are completely soft and sauce-like, add the feta cheese and let it melt only slightly. The idea is to create an oozy cheesy tomato relish. Remove from the heat and set to one side.
Prepping the rolls and serving:
The time for building the yummiest boerewors roll ever is now! Your boerie rolls are almost ready to munch! Now you just need to put them together! Here’s what to do:
- Smear a generous helping of mustard onto the inside of the fresh rolls.
- Layer the bottom of each roll with caramelized onions.
- Shove a piece of boerewors into each bread roll – it should slightly melt the butter or marge on the roll.
- Now, top the boerie with the cheesy mushrooms.
- Spoon a generous amount of tomato relish onto each sausage and top with some coriander and basil.
The only thing that is left to do is to take a big bite and enjoy!
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