While longanisa sounds like an odd name, it’s the name of a Filipino styled sausage. It can come sweet or spicy, but we chose the sweet ones.
We first boiled them before pan frying them. They were stuffed to the brim to the point they sort of exploded out of the casing, as you can see below.
Since there are a lot of Spanish influences in Filipino culture, it’s no shock that these sausages are actually based off of a Spanish sausage called longaniza. The Filipino sausage is made mainly of pork, sugar, vinegar and garlic and it has a deliciously sweet and subtly salty flavour to it. They go great with some rice, but we had it for brunch on a camping trip with eggs and pancakes.
Longanisa are frequently eaten as breakfast sausages, but it can also being mixed into a fried rice, in an omelette or eaten as a snack. Maybe even in a sandwich or as a pizza topping? Yum!