Longanisa Sausages

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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