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this feeling of nostalgia that comes with scotch eggs when it’s brought
up in a conversation. I guess it has to do with the fact that it was
one of the snacks introduced into the country when the first set of fast
foods were established. Back then when you think of getting snacks to
munch on, scotch eggs would definitely be part of the haul.
scotch eggs is definitely tastier than any pre-packed scotch egg you
can think of – Hands down. I just feel they don’t make it as good as
they used to make it back in the good ol’ days were you’d have to bite
through the soft layers of sausage before you get to the egg within.
These days, you can already see the egg by merely looking at it in the
show glass. This is why, i prefer making my own scotch eggs myself. That
way, i get to decide the quantity of sausage i want around each egg. If
you do try this recipe, do let me know how it goes.
buying sausages for scotch eggs, make sure you do a thorough check so
you don’t buy any pinkish looking sausage like this. When sausage is
cooked, it’s supposed to have a dramatic change in color from slight
pink to a grayish cooked color. I
probably had to learn the hard way after purchasing this product,
cooking it for over 20 minutes and it still retained it’s pink tint. Although
it actually depends on the sausage as some brands of sausages can still
be pink no matter how much you cook them, It’s also very possible for
sellers to put a little red food dye in the sausage to make the meat
look more “attractive” when raw. So, check the sausage you intend
buying before using it. Since the wrong sausage was used for this post,
it’d be taken down and remade very soon. Until then, it’d stay up as
part of my kitchen disasters and guide to help you in your sausage
How to make scotch eggs
• Prep Time: 20 minutes
• Cook Time: 20 minutes
• Total Time: 40 minutes
• Makes: 8 scotch eggs
Tools you’d need:::
• Transparent plastic nylon or cling film
• Flat working surface/ chopping Board
• Rolling pin
• Frying Pan
• Mixing Bowl
Get three bowls. Pour the all purpose flour in one bowl, Pour the bread
crumbs in the second bowl, Crack open the 2 eggs in the final bowl and
whisk – Set this aside.
Step 2: Place the 8 eggs in a pot
of water and boil till you see cracks on the shell. By then you’ll know
it’s hard boiled. Drain off the hot water and run the eggs through cold
water immediately. This helps the shell come off smoothly. Remove the
egg shell and set aside.
Step 3: Place
the sausage in a medium sized bowl and add salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix
thoroughly to combine, Then divide into 8 portions.
Place one hard boiled egg in the center of the flattened sausage and
mold the sausage around the egg using the nylon into a round ball.
Heat the cooking oil in a deep pan till very hot then gently lower the
wrapped eggs into the oil. Leave to deep fry for about 7-10 minutes on
one side, turn and do the same on the other side on low heat till golden
brown while turning consistently.
Step 8: Remove the scotched eggs from the oil and drain on a paper towel. Leave to cool slightly then Serve!