Homemade Longganisa (Filipino Breakfast Sausage )

Homemade Longganisa (filipino Breakfast Sausage )

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Vickie Parks


Introduced by the Spanish, Longganisa has been a mainstay in Filipino cuisine for more than three centuries now. It can be made with a variety of meats such as chicken, beef or even certain fish. But it's traditionally made with pork and seasoned with a unique blend of spices and herbs that vary greatly from region to region and even family to family. It's a skinless (no casing) sausage, so it's simple to make at home. It can be made in advanced. So make a full batch and use what you want for your breakfast meal, and freeze the rest for later.


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about 3 dozen sausages
20 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground pork
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork fat
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 medium
    head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper
  • ·
    oil for frying
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes (optional)

How to Make Homemade Longganisa (Filipino Breakfast Sausage )


  1. In a bowl, combine ground pork, ground pork fat, sugar, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes (if using). Mix until well-distributed.
  2. On a individual sheet of wax paper, spoon about 1 tablespoon of pork mixture and form into a log. Roll and wrap tightly. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Arrange in a zip-lock bag, seal bag well, and freeze until ready to cook.
  3. To cook, remove wax paper. In a skillet over medium heat, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil. Fry Longganisa in hot skillet, turning once or twice during cooking, until golden and thoroughly cooked throughout. Serve hot with fried rice and eggs.

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About Homemade Longganisa (Filipino Breakfast Sausage )

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Filipino

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