Beam Me Up Scotty !

4 11 2010

The Scots are the only ones who could come up with something SO zany as Scotch Eggs. I ordered them once in a pub as it was small, and meaty. So I was determined to try and make them at home, sans deep fried.
When I went to the market last weekend, I made sure to have a pound of sausage on my list to set aside for these crazy creations.

Things I would do differently next time I made these… buy the smallest egg size possible. These turned out HUGE and they were in some cases, two servings.
I would also try different sausage, something as lean as possible, as the meat “shrinks” around the egg when the fat drains whilst baking. Lean meat would decrease the shrinkage and make them look better.
I really was anxious about making them, thinking it was going to be messy and that there would be chaos with the innards of the sausage. It was fun ! More like working with Playdoh … sausage molded around the egg perfectly.

Scotch Eggs

5 to 6 SMALL eggs, hard boiled, unshelled, and cooled
1 egg, beaten in shallow bowl
1 cup of bread crumbs-panko, in a small bowl (omit if you are primal-paleo)
flour, in a small bowl (not much, a couple of tablespoons)
1 lb of sausage (lean meats, turkey is your best bet and what i used)

Preheat oven to 375, and line a baking sheet with parchment or tinfoil. Take hard boiled egg out of shell, and dust with flour. The flour is what is going to help the sausage to adhere to the egg. Grab some sausage innards and mold around the egg.

After your egg is completely encased with meat, roll it in the beaten egg, and into the bread crumb-or panko.

Place on cookie sheet and bake for 35 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

All my sausage coatings cracked as i didnt put enough GOO around the eggs, as the eggs looked so massive. Next time small eggs for sure. I served these with a spicy mustard, eating warmed in the microwave.

Nuts on this (given I would make these with turkey next time) Serving is half to a whole egg (nuts are a whole egg)
233 calories, 12 grams fat, 21 grams protein, 8.73 grams carbs

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