Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Don't put all your eggs in one basket


No, they're not dinosaur eggs, they're SCOTCH EGGS. A delicious and disturbingly awesome dish.

Pretty much, Scotch eggs are just protein. Eggs, wrapped in meat and fried (or baked).

Contrary to popular belief (and despite being the butt of a number of English comedians' jokes about the Scottish diet), Scotch Eggs were actually invented by the famous London department store, Fortnum & Mason in 1851 and are still available from them.

Anyway, hat's off to them, because they are scrummy. If you like eggs. And sausage meat. You could probably even use lean meat. Or maybe vegetarian sausages.


INGREDIENTS. - 3 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 lb. of sausage meat
1 egg
6 croûtes of friend bread

METHOD. - Let the eggs become quite cold, remove the shells, and cover each one completely with sausage-meat.
Coat them carefully with beaten egg and breadcrumbs, and fry in hot fat until nicely browned.
Cut each egg in half, dish them cut side upwards on the croûtes of fried bread besprinkled with chopped parsley, and serve either hot or cold.

TIME. - About 3/4 of an hour. SUFFICIENT for 6 persons.

Or you can bake them in the oven, which is probably the healthier option. Very, very yummy, especially cold. Like a takeaway snack. Of pure protein. But if you look at my last post, I served it with the left over spinach pudding so I got some vegetables as well. Would be great at a picnic.



Packrat said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks!

Roxanne said...

Oooo! Oooo! I've actually made these before! They were definitely yummy.

Now, why haven't I made them since?