Thursday, August 30, 2012

Not Your Average Egg

I've been wanting to post The Hubs's grandmother's shortbread recipe on here but it's in a box somewhere in the depths of his man-cave.  Instead, to meet my nod to our Scottish heritage requirements, I give you, Scotch Eggs. A Scotch Egg, also know as egg devil, consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried.  And cholesterol be damned, if you haven't tasted one, you haven't truly lived.


5 eggs
1 lb. pork sausage meat

approx 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 oz. brown breadcrumbs
Fat or oil for deep frying


Boil four of the eggs for 12 min. until hard.
Shell and cool in cold water.
Mix flour (less 2 tbsp.), salt, and pepper and sprinkle on a cutting board.
Divide the sausage into four parts and flatten on floured board into round cakes large enough to cover eggs.
Roll the eggs in the reserved flour and then wrap the sausage cakes around each egg to completely encase them.
Flatten the end so that the eggs will stand upright.

Lightly whisk the remaining egg.
Put the breadcrumbs on a piece of foil or in a foil pie dish.
Brush the coated eggs with the whisked egg and then roll them in the bread crumbs to cover.

Heat the oil until hot.
Carefully lower the Scotch eggs into the oil and cook for about 5 min, until golden brown.
Remove and drain on paper towels.


Hot or allow to cool and keep in the refrigerator for a cold snack later.

Seriously.. Thoughts?
(This recipe, image included, was shamelessly stolen from Highland Titles - Glencoe Estates)

1 comment:

  1. Seriously - we need to make these! Get in my belly!