RECIPE

How to make tasty scotch eggs

Scotch egg is a British dish consisting of a shelled, Hard-boiled egg that is wrapped in sausage or minced meat, covered in breadcrumbs

In Summary

•  “Scotch” comes from the term scotched referring to the preparation method of coating something with breadcrumbs and frying it.

• The scotch egg is a British dish consisting of a shelled, hard-boiled egg that is wrapped in sausage or minced meat, covered in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried or baked until crispy.

Scotched egg and mustard dip
Scotched egg and mustard dip
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The scotch egg is a British dish consisting of a shelled, hard-boiled egg that is wrapped in sausage or minced meat, covered in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried or baked until crispy.

It is best eaten hot or cold.

The name “Scotch” comes from the term scotched referring to the preparation method of coating something with breadcrumbs and frying it.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ Liter of Vegetable Oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Ground Pork sausages/ minced meat
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees C or heat oil in a deep-fryer to 190 degrees C

Step 2

Place 4 eggs in a sufuria with water and bring to boil. Cover and let them sit for 10-12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool and peel

Step 3

In a bowl, beat the other 4 eggs. Flatten the ground sausage/ minced meat patty to surround the boiled eggs.

Very lightly, flour the patty and coat with the beaten egg.

Step 4

Deep-fry until golden brown, ensuring each side is well cooked.

 Or

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes

Step 5

Cut in half to cool down and serve on a bed of lettuce and sliced tomatoes for garnish.

Add mustard or mayonnaise as preferred.

Serve hot or cold with preferred cold drink or beverage.