I have learned that in the Middle Ages, British farmers and herdsmen made these Scotch eggs as their portable means of having some food in the fields; paired it with bread and something to drink. Nowadays, this special little treat is a favorite pub meal in Britain and in some other places around the world.
Since my son really loves hard-boiled egg, I made Scotch Eggs for breakfast last Thursday morning and they were absolutely tasty. I have also tried cooking it with minced chicken instead of sausage meat, and it was still delicious. While cooking it, I have realized that even though it looks very complicated, it is actually incredibly easy to make.
For those who are hard-boiled egg and sausage meat lover, here’s the recipe for you.
Ingredient for 5 Scotch eggs:
- 250 grams sausage meat
- 5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 spring onions
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- salt, according to taste
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons cheese, grated
- cooking oil
- Put the sausage meat into a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, pepper, parsley, spring onion and cheese. Mix the meat mixture properly.
- Put the beaten egg in a dish and put the bread crumbs in a spate dish.
- Hold a hard-boiled egg, cover the egg with some meat mixture around it then roll between your hands to shape.
- Dip the balls (hard-boiled egg coated with meat mixture) into the egg. Roll it in in the bread crumbs until coated. Then shake it off to remove the excess.
- Put the cooking oil in a large frying pan. Heat it up. Put the balls carefully into the hot oil. Fry it for 5 minutes or until turn deep golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!