Budget Meal No. 4 – Sausage & Egg Pie
8 September 2011 in Uncategorized
This is the most expensive of my budget dishes so far, coming in at R41.43, but I promise you will feed 4 and have enough for lunch the next day. Generally I use the same sage & onion stuffing mix I use in my sausage rolls but I spied these new sage sausages from Woolies which saved me from having to cost the stuffing in. That said, the sausage meat was tasty but I prefer my old tried and tested way of making this pie, it also bulks out the sausage meat.
I find this pie is very popular with men, Himself loves it with potato salad and pickled onions.
1 pkt puff pastry R8.49
1 500g packet of sausages R24.95
6 eggs R7.99
Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees.
Grease or line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone mat.
Hard boil 5 of the 6 eggs (pan of water to the boil, put in the eggs and boil for 10 minute Belinda)
Thaw the pastry and spread it out on a floured surface, very gently with a rolling pin, roll it a little thinner, just a little.
Squeeze the sausage meat out of the casings, using floured hands press it out onto a floured surface as per the photo.
Place the cooled hard boiled eggs on top and mould the sausage meat around the eggs.
Beat the remaining egg with a little milk to make an egg wash.
Place on top of the pastry, brush the edge of the pastry with egg wash.
Wrap the pastry over the sausage, you will need to trim the excess pastry at each end so it’s not too bulky.
Egg wash the outside of the pie.
Place in the middle of your oven for 1 hour.
Halfway through brush again with egg wash for a golden finish.
Serve cold with salads.
To see my previous budget meals please click on the links
Budget meal No. 1 Spicy Porcupine balls
Budget meal No. 2 Crumbed chicken
Budget meal No. 3 Braised beef & mushrooms