Sunday, 25 September 2011
Home-made Scotch Eggs.
Ive never been a fan of scotch eggs and I think this has a lot to do with the fact that the majority you can buy are horrible, made with really cheap nasty pink pork product, overcooked grey eggs and saw-dust like coating....errrrrr
But the idea of a good home-made scotch egg is an altogether different being and totally appeals with proper organic pork and free range eggs with gorgeous golden yolks which is then rolled in breadcrumbs and fried, whats not to like?!
I have to tell you this was a totally spur of the moment thing so I used what I had available to me so would have added a few extra seasoning ingredients that I did not possess but they were still the most awesome scotch eggs I have ever eaten so there.
Good quality sausages preferably from a butcher
Free range eggs
Panko or any breadcrumbs
oil for frying
First I boiled my eggs for around 4-5 min's and I was hoping for soft boiled but they turned out hard so timing is something I will need to work on with this. Next I skinned my sausages and put the meat on a flour dusted chopping boarrd and flattened it.
When my eggs were ready and cooled I placed them on the pork and worked the meat around them until completely covered and vaguely rounded, I'm afraid I didn't take a photo of this stage because I am a human and we do stupid stuff like that sometimes.
I the dipped the meaty eggs in beaten egg before rolling breadcrumbs and frying for about 8 minutes. You are meant to deep fry but I didn't have enough oil for that so mine were shallow fried and it worked out fine. For the health conscious amongst you I'm sure you could oven bake them but that method is not for me.
Yum yum piggies bum....something my Dad used to say when I was little about yummy food we were about to eat, it seems fitting here...
I highly recommend eating them with English mustard and tomato sauce coz it's proper lush.xx