Scotch eggs

This recipe is a Jamie Oliver. He just gets it right doesn’t he! I was a little terrified at the challenge of cooking a scotch egg I must admit! And they are a bit of a treat – wouldn’t be allowed to eat them all the time! I had to attempt the egg a few times. Eggs are my nemesis. I don’t know why as I can make a soufflé but give me a poached egg to do and I’m a little petrified! Anyway, I am so pleased with the result. I am not just saying this but this recipe is really tasty! I will have to make them again I think! I only made one so divided the recipe by 8 but if you want to go all out, why not make the whole recipe!

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Recipe (Makes 10 scotch eggs)

8 large eggs

2 large eggs beaten

800g good quality sausage meat (just skin the sausages to get the sausage meat out)

1 small bunch of chives, finely chopped

1 small bunch of parsley finely chopped

1 whole nutmeg grated

1 tbsp. English mustard

sea salt

pepper

plain flour for dusting

150g good-quality breadcrumbs (I used panko breadcrumbs)

2 litres vegetable oil

 

Method

  • First boil the eggs for 3-4 minutes (place in a pan of cold water, bring to the bowl and then set the timer).
  • Transfer the eggs to some cold water. Once they are cooled, peel them. The trick is to keep them cool and then the shell will come off easier.
  • Put the sausage meat, herbs, nutmeg, salt, pepper and mustard into a large bowl and mix together. Divide into 8 balls.
  • Get three large plates or pasta bowls with one of the following in: flour, beaten eggs, breadcrumbs.
  • Now for the fun bit. Flour your hands so the mixture doesn’t stick to them. Flatten each sausage ball so that it makes a patty. Flour the boiled egg and place this in the middle of the sausage mix. Mould the meat around the egg and set aside. Repeat for the other eggs and sausage balls.
  • Once you have your parcels, take each one and roll in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, then egg, and then breadcrumbs again. Doing this gets a thick coating which you need for deep frying.
  • Heat a pan of vegetable oil to about 1500 Lower each egg one at a time into the mix and cook for about 4 minutes each, turning them frequently.
  • Set on kitchen roll to mop up any grease.

 

Delish! These truly are worth it!

 

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