Archive for September 27, 2009

Scotch Eggs

I love scotch eggs, but it’s not something I’ve had for a while.  I recently found a cook book called “Like Grandma Used to Make” in a salvation army store.  It’s full of good traditional recipes and this was one of them.

Herby Scotch Eggs

scotch eggs

650g pork sausage meat (I used pork mince and gave it a blitz in the food processor to fine it up)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
I added chopped fresh chives although that wasn’t in the original recipe
2 teaspoons tomato paste
salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 eggs, hard-boiled and shelled
3 tablespoons plain flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup fine white breadcrumbs
vegetable oil for frying

Put the sausage meat into a bowl.  Add the parsley, sage, tomato paste and salt and pepper and mix well.

Divide the mixture into six equal pieces.  Dry the hard-boiled eggs with paper towels and roll them in a little flour until evenly coated.

With floured hands, take a piece of sausage meat and flatten it into a round.  Place an egg in the centre and wrap the sausage meat around it, pinching the join together.  Shape neatly and set aside.  Repeat with remaining eggs.

Lightly coat eggs in flour, then with the beaten egg and breadcrumbs.  Deep fry the eggs in batches, for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.  I shallow fried mine.  Serve with tomato relish.