I love hot sausage rolls and am currently binge eating several packs of the Chef Select sausage rolls from Lidl. Sold in packs of six sausage rolls for £1.09, two is a meal, so I’ll typically eat them three days in a row. They are suitable for freezing, but I’ve never frozen one to date, I just eat them all 🙂 I am buying one packet a week at present!
Hot, savoury, baked pastry is one of my favourite food groups! At just 18p each these sausage rolls are easy for me to get my hands on, so, with the change of seasons, I’ve been eating far more of these than would be considered “normal or healthy”. But that’s not going to stop me! They are 200 calories each, so 400 calories for a meal isn’t too bad is it 🙂
The sausage rolls are ready to eat, so could simply be eaten, but reheating sausage rolls makes them 10x better in my opinion, so I’ll always reheat them.
The official cooking instructions on the packet say they should be cooked in an oven pre-heated to 190°C electric oven, 170°C fan, or Gas Mark 5. Place sausage rolls on a baking tray and reheat in the middle of the oven for 12-15 minutes.
But I don’t use a full sized oven. I reheat the sausage rolls in my toaster oven, with the following settings:
- Put the shelf at the lower level, line the small baking tray with foil.
- Place two sausage rolls upside down at the front of the tray.
- No pre-heating required. Set the temperature dial to 180°C; turn the elements knob to have the top AND bottom elements on.
- Turn the timer dial to 10 minutes.
I will often then leave them for 2-3 minutes with the door of the mini oven open so they cool down a bit before putting them onto the plate to eat!
Severed with chips and beans these would make a “full and formal meal”, but just two sausage rolls is enough food for me most of the time, so there’s no need to turn it into a big plateful by adding more food!
Chef Select Sausage Rolls Review:
These would never be entered in a contest for the best sausage rolls in the world, but for the price they are really nice. They are better than a lot of “cheap sausage rolls” and have a good sausage meat to pastry ratio. For me, the way I cook these, the pastry’s a lovely texture and, overall, these are non-greasy sausage rolls.
While I’d eat these all day long … they’re just “good for the price/what you get”, so not worth mentioning to anybody else, if that makes sense!