Start by removing the sausage meat from its casing and place in a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients except the egg. Mix thoroughly to combine. Remember, if you use hot sauce like Tabasco or the like in making this recipe, do not mix with your bare hands. Wear gloves
Roll out the puff pastry on a worktop to make a large rectangle and cut it in the middle lengthways. You will get two smaller rectangles.
Take the mixed sausage meat and lay it on the edge of the rectangular pastry (the longest side). Tightly and carefully roll the pastry and sausage meat over, seal the edge (about 1cwith egg wash. Trim off any excess, I doubt you would have any.
Using a sharp knife, cut the log of rolled sausage in 6 pieces or to any size of choice. Repeat for the remaining rolled pastry
Egg wash the top of the sausages and make a split on then. Finish it off with a sprinkle of poppy seed if using.
Transfer to a lined baking tray or rack and bake in a preheated oven at 180⁰C/350F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove it from the oven and leave them to cool before serving.
They can be served warm, cold or at room temperature with a sauce of choice. Ketchup or red sauce is a popular one