Hailing from the highlands, these scotch eggs are a decadent treat. Featuring a hardboiled egg at the center, a layer of sausage meat surrounds the egg and is then rolled in a herbed breadcrumbs and egg mixture before being fried to a golden crisp. Sprinkle some grated cheese on before serving for additional melty flavor. These eggs make a fun addition to breakfast or brunch but can also be a feature on your dinner table.
- 4 eggs (medium, or 8 quail eggs)
- 400 grams sausage meat (fresh, pork or chicken)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1 spring onion (finely chopped)
- ground black pepper
- flour (for coating)
- 1 beaten egg
- 200 grams breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- Place the eggs in a saucepan, cover with cold, salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 9 minutes. Drain, cool down with cold water, and peel. Set aside.
- Mix the meat with the herbs, black pepper, and onion. Add salt to taste.
- Divide the meat into 4 portions, or 8 if using quail eggs.
- Place the flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumbs in 3 separate bowls.
- Roll the egg in the flour.
- Work a portion of sausage meat by hand into an oval shape.
- Place the egg over the meat and gently press the egg into the center of the meat, ensuring it is completely wrapped.
- Dip in the beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs, pressing down gently to ensure the meat is firm and the edges are sealed so as not to break apart during frying.
- Repeat this action with the remaining eggs and meat.
- Heat up plenty of oil for deep fat frying. Add the eggs and cook on medium heat for 8–10 minutes. The meat should be thoroughly cooked on the inside but not too brown on the outside.
PER SERVING *
|Calories780Calories from Fat500|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat500|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.