Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Scotch Eggs


My husband has made this for me several times to take along on camping trips, and I though it would be fun to make a more creative version of it for breakfast last weekend. (We made our own sausage). It was fun to make, wonderful to look at and tasty as heck!

Traditionally the final product is breaded and deep fried. I could not bring myself to fry something already so fatty, so we baked them in the oven using the convection feature.

5 hard boiled eggs (put eggs in pan with water to cover, bring to full rolling boil, remove from heat, add lid and let sit for 15 minutes, rinse with cold water)
1 lb ground pork (you could use chicken or turkey I imagine)
1 tsp ground fennel
2 tbl ground sage
dash nutmeg
1 tsp white pepper
couple dashes Cayenne
onion powder 1 tbl
thyme 1/2 tsp
2-3 tbl maple syrup
bread crumbs

Mix the meat and spices well, add bread crumbs as needed to make a cohesive mixture.

Remove shell from the eggs and split the meat into 5 approximate portions

Using your hands make patties and wrap around the egg

Place the eggs on a non stick sheet pan

Cook for 30 minutes at 350, we used convection bake

16 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is so cool! I can't blame you with the frying. I love the fennel and the sage.

Gabe's Girl said...

I so want to try this. This is a very neat looking breakfast. I think it would be so cool to take on a picnic brunch!

Heather said...

mmmm, i have been wanting to try these ever since i saw them over at gild the voodoo lily. yours look gorgeous. i like that you baked them. they look amazing.

Elra said...

Cheryl, this is absolutely a must try dish. Very unusual with the egg inside. Yeah, I agree with you about frying something that is already fatty. Bake is the best solution for that.
Cheers,
Elra

Pam said...

I've never heard of these before. They look and sound really good.

Preppy Pettit said...

WHAT an amazing idea!

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Cheryl said...

These look great.

Debbie said...

Very different dish...I would like to try this sometime!

MaryBeth said...

Looks great and I bet it would be wonderful with my favorite meat...ground turkey.LOL

Paula said...

EGGS!!! You know I love my eggs! I haven't had scotch eggs in years, and even then I didn't MAKE(!) my own sausage! I'm so excited about this that I'm having a hard time typing! This will get made this weekend. Gee, I think I'm going into a trance looking at that photo. :-)

NuKiwi said...

How funny - these are very popular here...offered at nearly every cafe and deli. I had never seen or heard of them until I came here.

I also make my own sausage - mainly because most sausages here are crap and nothing but Italian or South African are worth eating!

Great job.

Jan said...

My hubby loves these, and I confess I do deep fry mine, but I'm a sucker for tradition. Will definitely try baking them next time.

BTW, you might be interested to know that despite the name, Scotch Eggs have nothing to do with Scotland. They were actually invented by a famous English store called Fortnum and Mason in the 1800's.

Kevin said...

An egg wrapped in meat? Sounds good!

Donna-FFW said...

Wow- how unique, I admit Ive never heard of these but I bet they are wonderful. Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

I copied this recipe exactly and have been eating this at least once a week since I turned 50. My erectile dysfunction is TOTALLY CURED!

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