Scotch eggs are delicious egg snacks covered in sausage meat and then deep fired or baked till nice and golden brown. They can be served at parties with some salad or just eaten as a snack. The eggs are either hard boiled or if preferred runny, boiled to suit.
If you are not a fan of pork sausages, you could try beef, chicken or turkey sausage or even a mix of preferred.
For my recipe, you will need the following:
4 Large Eggs ( plus 2 extra for coating)
6-8 Sausage meat
1 Cup Bread crumbs
1 Cup Flour
Spices – Bit of blended onions, garlic, ginger, salt, nutmeg, pepper, rosemary, sage ( or choice of herb & spice).
Step 1 : To boiling salt water, add the eggs (hard boiled egg =7mins- 9mins, soft =about 4mins or less). After which the eggs should be emerged in cold water
Step 2 : Skin the sausages, and spice as desired
Step 3 : Dry the eggs with a paper towel, and dust with flour
Step 4: Divide the sausage mix into 4 balls, get a cling film or plastic bag(cut into a square) put each ball in between the cling film then flatten evenly, open one end of the cling film and seat the egg in the middle. Manipulate the sausage so it covered the egg, take cling film out and cover any bits not covered. Repeat with each egg till covered . Dipping your fingers in water helps to cover the eggs
Step 5: Coat all the encased eggs with flour, then shake off excess. If they are not shaped round enough, now is the time to do so.
Step 6 : Beat 2 eggs, deep encased eggs in
Step 7 : Then cover in bread crumps and prepare to fry or bake. Otherwise, chill it in the fridge till needed.
Tips :Heat oil to about 300 degrees, and fry till golden brown (4mins-5mins), let sit for about 4mins, then serve with preferred sauce or salad. I served mine with hot sauce and mayonnaise.
If Baking, preheat oven to 185 degrees, then bake till golden brown. Enjoy!!