Scotch Eggs

I thought this recipe looked so interesting and I thought for sure it was going to be awesome. But it didn’t blow our socks off. It was unique and different but it was somehow lacking in pizzazz. For one, I was a little shy on sausage, I think it would have turned out a little better if I’d had more. So if you decide to give this a go, make sure you’ve got plenty of sausage; I only had 1/2 lb and it definitely wasn’t enough.

Ingredients

  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • .75-1 lb sausage
  • oil for frying

I always have hard boiled eggs on hand but if you don’t, you’ll want to do that first of course.

Preheat your oven to 375.

Divide your sausage into equal portions. Flatten and wrap around your eggs.

Make sure the sausage wraps around the egg fully, that there are no cracks or holes. My sausage shrank considerably while frying and exposed the eggs, which is why I think I didn’t have enough.

Fry the eggs on the stove in a bit of oil until all sides are browned and it looks cooked to your liking. Fry two at a time so you have plenty of room to move them around and cook all sides.

Move to the oven and cook for another 5-10 minutes to ensure the sausage is cooked through.

We also made hash browns from turnips that day. We still need to try that again to perfect the effect. They were ok but as you might guess from the photo, they were not a home run either.

Other scotch egg recipe variations…here and here if your interest is peaked but would like to see other ways to make them.

If you never try a new thing, how can you tell what it’s like?
~ Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (1889)

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