Best British Sausage Roll
The traditional British sausage roll is so quick and easy to make, plus it is the perfect snack or party food and can be served hot or cold.
- Serves: 10 persons
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1medium onion (finely chopped)
- 2pounds sausage meat
- 3medium eggs ( free-range if possible; divided)
- Ground black pepper (to taste)
- Salt (to taste)
- ⅛cup flour (for rolling out pastry)
- 25ounces puff pastry (or shortcrust pastry )
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil on medium heat and add the onion to cook for approximately 7 minutes, or until it starts to lightly brown.
Step 3In a large mixing bowl, add the sausage meat, cooked onion, and 2 of the eggs. Season with a couple of pinches of black pepper and a good sprinkling of salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly and evenly combined.
Step 4Preheat the oven to 400 F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry into two 8- by 10-inch rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 2 long strips (4 total) and rest them in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
Step 5Place the cold pastry onto 2 lightly greased baking pans. In the center of each pastry, form the sausage meat into a long sausage the length of the pastry strip. Beat the remaining egg in a small bowl and lightly brush the edges of the pastry.
Step 6Fold the pastry over the meat filling to form long rolls. Flip the sausage roll over so the seam is underneath. Lightly brush the top surface with egg.
Step 7Cut the rolls into 1 1/2-inch lengths. Or vary the length to the style of roll you want.
Step 8Cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Leave them to cool before packing them into your picnic basket or lunch box, or simply eat them right away. Enjoy.