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Sausage rolls are a wonderful snack and also a quick dinner,
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls: Conventional Oven Too
Air fryer sausage rolls have the advantage of being made in the conventional oven as well. They do come out fluffier and crisper in the air fryer.
I was reminded of these recently on an air fryer group I belong to. Most of the people on there are British and sausage rolls are extremely popular in the UK–always have been. And they’re popular in the US as well. This is a food the US has in common with Britain. They can be an appetizer, snack or even a main course so they’re very versatile.
When it comes to the sausage, there’s a lot to choose from as far as flavor.
In Britain, there’s lots of variations now on old-fashioned “bangers.” In fact, some of their trendier sausages are quite gourmet. Any kind would work here although you can’t go wrong with the old standard.
In the US, you have great choices too. To keep the fat down, chicken or turkey sausage is a fine option. We also have fancy flavors as well. Try them all. For mine I used brats and mild Italian sausage. I also removed the casings. You don’t have to do that but I think it makes eating them easier. Plus many people eschew casings anyway.
Big or Small
When I made these, I used the entire sausage. They were pretty big, but I was using them as a main dish.
If you are making them as a snack or appetizer, you might want to cut the sausage in half or even thirds. Then they are great finger food.
Keep in mind this will work if you substitute little smokies as well. And of course, hot dogs work with this too.
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
- 1 pkg frozen puff pastry thawed
- 6 Italian sausage or brats
- 1 egg beaten
- Remove casing from sausage, if desired.
- Roll out puff pastry and cut into 6 portions that will wrap around each sausage.
- Wrap sausage and seal pastry. Cut slits in the top if desired and brush with beaten egg.
- Air fry for 15-20 minutes at 400F/200C, Test with a meat thermometer to make sure sausage is fully cooked--it should be 165F/80C internally.
- For conventional oven, bake a 425F/220C foe 18-20 minutes. Test foe doneness as above.