Scotch Egg

1
Amy Herald

By
@Meave

These are soooo delicious! Great for breakfast or anytime! I like to serve mine with a bit of brown gravy.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 6
    large eggs
  • 1 lb
    ground pork or unseasoned bulk sausage
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground thyme or 1 tsp. whole thyme
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1
    small onion, grated
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    large eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    dry bread crumbs
  • 1 c
    fine saltine cracker crumbs
  • ·
    vegetable oil for deep frying

How to Make Scotch Egg

Step-by-Step

  1. Place the eggs, still in their shells, in a pan of cold salted water. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for exactly nine minutes. Drain and cool the eggs under cold running water, then peel.
  2. Add to a bowl, pork with the thyme, parsley, onion, salt & pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Divide the sausage meat mixture into six and flatten each out on a clean surface into ovals.
  4. Place each egg onto a sausage meat oval, then wrap the sausage meat around each egg. Make sure the coating is smooth and completely covers each egg.
  5. Roll sausage-coated egg in flour, the dip in the beaten egg, rolling to coat completely, next dip and roll into the breadcrumbs to completely cover.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep heavy-bottomed pan, until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped into it. (5-8 minutes)
  7. Carefully remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Cool and serve.

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