Sausage and potato roll

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sausage and potato
sausage and potato
  • Serves: 6-8

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe A delicious and simple savoury recipe of sausage meat, potato and nutmeg wrapped in a crumbly, buttery oatmeal pastry. This recipe was first featured in a 1940 issue of Woman's Weekly


For the pastry:
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 125g (4oz) butter or hard margarine
  • 60g (2oz) fine oatmeal or medium oatmeal, crushed
  • A little milk

For the filling:

  • 175g (6oz) cooked, cooled potato
  • 250g (8oz) good-quality sausages (we used Cumberland), skinned
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Ground mace or nutmeg
  • Lightly greased baking sheet

This dish is perfect for picnics and outside eating


  1. To make the filling: Mash the cold potato well and mix in the sausagemeat. Season with salt, pepper and mace or nutmeg. Shape into a roll about 6cm (2in) in diameter.
  2. To make the pastry: Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the fat. Add the oatmeal, rub it all together, then mix in enough water to make a flexible pastry.
  3. Set the oven to 200C/Gas Mark 6. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to an oblong big enough to wrap around the filling. Turn it over and put the roll of filling on top, leaving a good margin at the sides. Dampen the pastry edge and roll it up "as you would a roly-poly pudding". Seal the ends like a parcel.
  4. Put on the baking sheet. If you have pastry trimmings, cut out a few leaf shapes and arrange them on top. Brush with milk. Bake for 30-40 mins, until the pastry is golden. Serve in slices, hot or cold, with salad.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 418(kcal)
  • Fat 26.0g
  • Saturates 14.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Kira Davison

I'm cooking this for the second time. It went down very well. The pastry was buttery and crumbly. I think it's essential to use good sausage meat for this.

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