Sausage and leek puff pastry parcels
- June 2009
- Serves 4
- Hands on time 10 mins, 35-45 mins cooking time, plus chilling
These sausage and leek parcels are a great dinner party recipe, and can easily be made in advance.
- 62.7g (25.4g saturated)
- 63.4g (7.8g sugars)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Knob of butter
- 1 large red onion, finely sliced
- 2 large leeks, finely sliced
- 8 good-quality sausages, skins split
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
- Flour, for dusting
- 500g pack puff pastry
- Milk, for glazing
- Heat the oil and butter in a pan over a low heat. Add the onion and leeks and gently fry for 10-15 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.
- Remove the meat from the sausages and put in a bowl with the herbs. Mix well and shape into 4 balls.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/ gas 6. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 32cm square, then cut into 4 equal pieces. Divide the onion mixture among the squares and top each with a sausagemeat ball. Flatten slightly, then fold the pastry corners up to enclose the filling. Brush with milk, then chill for 10 minutes.
- Place on a baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes, until golden and the filling is cooked – the pastry will puff up so you can now see the filling. Serve with a fresh, crunchy salad.
TO FREEZE: Open-freeze the uncooked parcels until solid, then wrap well in cling film and foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Cook from frozen, adding an extra 10-15 minutes’ cooking time.
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