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Scotch Eggs

Cowbridge Kitchen

Scotch Eggs fall into that category of, what to do with minced meat. There are many similar type ideas to a Scotch Egg such as a Gala Pie, (Pork Pie) , Meatloaf and even Meatballs as they are all made from a type of Minced Beef, or Pork.

Scotch eggs are hard boiled eggs encased in a sausage meat shell and coated in breadcrumbs. I like my Scotch Eggs a bit runny in the middle , so you are going to need to get the timing of these spot on, but if you get it right these Scotch eggs are delicious.

You can serve them Hot or Cold as a buffet food or as a part of a Ploughman's Lunch with Pickled Onions, Cheese and Pickle.

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This recipe takes about 1hr 10 minutes to make
50 mins Prep time
20 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on a single egg
151g serving

Calories: 412
Protein: 20g
Fat: 26g
Carbohydrates: 23g
Fiber: 1.2g
Sugar: 2.1g
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This recipe will serve 4 people Table for Two Servings
Tricky : This recipe needs some attention
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, but making these is a bit difficult
A novice might find it difficult
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I do like to make my own sausage meat for this recipe, but it is cheap enough to buy sausages and skin them for the meat.

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Cost to make:
£5.52 / $ (Est.)

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    Homemade Scotch Egg

    It seems pretty ovious that the Scotch egg originated in Scotland and it is a popular British snack food that is often eaten on picnics.

    The Scotch Egg is a boiled egg encased in sausage meat then rolled in breadcrums and fried until the meat is cooked and the breadcrums are golden brown.

    When I was making this recipe I used my own homemade Sausage meat to add that extra level of homemade quality, but you can skin some sausages and use that to wrap the eggs in.

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    4 Hard boiled egg's

    For the Case
    400 g sausage meat (8 sausages)
    1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
    1 pinch of Chilli Flakes
    A handful of chopped Chives

    For the Outer Crust
    2 Eggs
    100 g Plain Flour
    100 g Bread Crumbs

    Other ingredients
    2 litres of vegetable Oil

    Cooking Instructions

      Boiling the Eggs
    1. Put the four eggs into boiling water and then reduce the heat to a high simmer for 4 minutes or until the eggs are just hard boiled.
    2. You can check this by spinning the egg on a surface , if the egg stands up on it's end it is over cooked. If it almost stands up then it is perfect.
    3. For the Case
    4. Skin your sausages and squash up into sausage meat in a bowl
    5. Add your nutmeg & Chilli's and mix together well
    6. Mix in the chopped Chives

    7. For the Outer Crust
    8. Crack the two eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork
    9. Fill another container with Plain Flour
    10. Fill a third container with Bread Crumbs
    11. Getting it all together
    12. Peel the four eggs , then set aside in a fridge to cool down.
    13. Heat the Vegetable oil in a pan to 150 c.
    14. Put each egg at a time into the flour and coat.
    15. With a floured hand , take about an ounce of sausage meat and make a flat patty in your hand.
    16. Put the egg in the patty , and form the meat around the egg , to fully encase it.
    17. Roll the Scotch egg in the flour.
    18. Next soak it all over in the egg wash.
    19. Now put the egg into the bread crumbs and fully coat it.
    20. The egg is now ready to go into the oil for about 5 minutes , until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
    21. You can cook the eggs further in an oven for about 10 minutes, to ensure they are fully cooked.
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    Chefs Tips

    It is a great idea to make your own sausage meat for this recipe.