When we traveled around England a few years ago, I so enjoyed watching Nigel indulge in many of his favorite English foods. Greasy (and I do mean greasy) Fish N Chips, of course were at the top of the list, but new to me were the Sausage Rolls. Seeing how much Nigel enjoyed them, as he devoured an enormous roll with such enthusiasm and relish, I figured I had to work on making these at home. This is how I made one the other night and it was a super big hit with my Englishman! A great way to sneak vegetables into a dish where none would be expected.
1 pack frozen Puff Pastry
3/4 to 1 lb of good, bulk Sausage Meat, nothing too spicy, I used an Italian style
2 Eatwell Farm Eggs
1/2 to 1 whole bunch of Mustard Greens, washed and chopped well (stems removed)
Egg and a splash of milk for egg wash if desired
Thaw puff pastry according to directions. Preheat oven to 400 F. Put the sausage meat and the eggs into a food processor and run until the meat is relatively smooth, about a minute or so, stopping to scrape down what is on the sides. Have your mustard greens prepped, washed, shaken dry, and chopped. Put a piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet and dust with a bit of flour. Lay out the sheet of puff pastry, so that the width of the pastry is longer, making sure to leave a good amount of parchment boarder all the way around ( you will use the edge to make the roll). Spoon on about 1/2 of the sausage meat and pat it flat, covering nearly the entire width, but only a bit more than half of the depth of the pastry. Remember you want to be able to roll and seal. Put a layer of mustard greens on, pressing the greens into the meat a bit, so everything stays put as much as possible. Finish up with another layer using the last of the meat and the chopped greens. Pick up the edge of the parchment paper, the side with the meat and mustard greens, and gently roll it over, pulling the paper away as needed to create an actual pastry roll. Center the sausage roll on the parchment. You can use an egg wash if you like, brushing it on gently. Pop it into the oven and bake at 400 F for about 8 minutes. Turn the baking sheet around, I find ovens never bake perfectly evenly on all sides (but if you have an oven that does, please let me know which one it is!). Bake another few minutes until dark golden. Remove from the oven and let it sit for another 5 minutes, then slice and enjoy!