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real scotch eggs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
JoSele Swopes

These are as enjoyable to make as they are to eat. In Britian they are eaten cold like we do our deviled eggs, here in our pubs or at home they are usually eaten warm or hot. How about Scotch Eggs, an entree that’s usually associated picnics in Great Britain. Scotch Eggs are to the English like potato salad is to us here in America. Her in the United States, many “British-style” pubs and eateries serve fresh-made Scotch eggs. These are usually served hot, with dipping sauces such as ranch dressing, hot sauce or hot mustard sauce.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For real scotch eggs

  • 8 md
    eggs, hard boiled (farm fresh)
  • 1 1/2 lb
    quality sausage meat
  • 6 sprig
    cilantro, fresh (organic finely chopped)
  • 4
    sage leaves, fresh (organic finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp
    mustard powder (english)
  • 1
    lemon zest, grated (organic)
  • 1 pinch
    sea salt
  • 1 pinch
    pepper, fresh ground
  • flour, for dredging
  • 2 lg
    eggs, lightly beaten (farm fresh)
  • fine white breadcrumbs
  • oil, for deep-frying

How To Make real scotch eggs

  • 1
    Cook the eggs in boiling water for 8 minutes. Drain; cool in bowl of ice water and peel.
  • 2
    Mix the sausage meat, herbs, mustard, lemon, salt and pepper, then divide into 8 balls. Flatten each ball into a disc large enough to encase an egg. Place the egg in the center and wrap in sausage. One at a time, roll the egg in the flour, dip in beaten egg, and then roll in breadcrumbs.
  • 3
    Heat oil, about 3 inches deep, in a pan until hot enough that a breadcrumb sizzles when dropped in. Deep-fry the eggs for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once or twice to ensure even browning. Drain on paper towels. 1hr 20min total time...chilling time 2-4 hrs best eaten with in 24 hours.....