Scotch Eggs #SundaySupper

Today Sunday Supper is celebrating 4th of July with some fantastic picnic ideas. I hope everyone will forgive me for bringing a very traditional British picnic dish to a American 4th of July party but it is one of our favourite picnic foods and one I have been wanting to make at home forever.

These are so filling and tasty, they make a perfect picnic food item as they are good warm or cold. Traditionally these are fried but I wanted to lighten things up and bake them. Sadly this seems to have caused it to split it in the oven. I didn’t have time to make them again before this event but twist my arm it just means I have to make them again soon. But that is what happens sometimes when you try new dishes so I wanted to still share it with you. Hopefully I will be able to update this posting with a reason why it didn’t work out well for me.

What is your favourite picnic dish? Is it traditional or a little outside the box?
Scotch-Egg

Scotch Eggs

4 large eggs (as fresh as possible)
400g (14oz) sausage meat
1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp dried parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper
125g (1 c.) plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
125g (1 c.) breadcrumbs

Scotch-Egg-eggs
Pre-heat oven to 190 C (375 F).
Place the eggs, still in their shells, in a pan of cold salted water. Heat over high heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for exactly nine minutes. Drain and cool the eggs under cold running water, then peel.
Scotch-Egg-meat
Mix the sausage meat with the thyme, parsley and salt and freshly ground black pepper (Keep in mind the seasoning of the sausage you chose, I chose my favourite one from Waitrose which is black pepper and nutmeg so I didn’t add as much pepper).
Scotch-Egg-meat-patty
Divide the sausage meat mixture into four and flatten each into ovals about dredge in seasoned flour.
Scotch-Egg-meat-coating
Place an egg onto a sausage meat oval, then wrap the sausage meat around each egg. Make sure the coating is smooth and completely covers each egg.
Scotch-Egg-egg-coating
Dip each sausage meat-coated egg in the beaten egg.
Scotch-Egg-breadcrumbs
Then roll in the breadcrumbs coating completely.
Scotch-Egg-baked
Place the scotch eggs onto a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.

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Scotch Egg
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs (as fresh as possible)
  • 400g (14oz) sausage meat
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 125g (1 c.) plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125g (1 c.) breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190 C (375 F).
  2. Place the eggs, still in their shells, in a pan of cold salted water. Heat over high heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for exactly nine minutes. Drain and cool the eggs under cold running water, then peel.
  3. Mix the sausage meat with the thyme, parsley and salt and freshly ground black pepper (Keep in mind the seasoning of the sausage you chose, I chose my favourite one from Waitrose which is black pepper and nutmeg so I didn't add as much pepper).
  4. Divide the sausage meat mixture into four and flatten each into ovals about dredge in seasoned flour.
  5. Place an egg onto a sausage meat oval, then wrap the sausage meat around each egg. Make sure the coating is smooth and completely covers each egg.
  6. Dip each sausage meat-coated egg in the beaten egg.
  7. Then roll in the breadcrumbs coating completely.
  8. Place the scotch eggs onto a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.

 

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17 Responses to Scotch Eggs #SundaySupper

  1. Liz says:

    So yummy! The crack wouldn’t bother me at all! I’ve only had a mini-version made with quail eggs, but the full sized looks just as wonderful!

  2. I have never had a Scotch egg before. I guess it’s about time to try it. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Stacy says:

    Scotch eggs have been on my bucket list as well, Laura. I’ve been thinking about making little ones with quail eggs for the longest time. I didn’t know if that would be too fiddly but you make them look so easy!
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  4. Tara says:

    I have to admit I have never had a Scotch Egg but yours look so good!!

  5. I’ve heard of Scotch eggs for years, and I’m part Scot, so I definitely need to try these!!
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  6. I have always wanted to try Scotch Eggs. Yours look fabulous!
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  7. Shaina says:

    That happens to me a lot when I try a different cooking technique than the original recipe calls for, but hey, if we don’t try new things how would we learn and grow?! They still look great!
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  8. Hmmm…I’ve always wanted to attempt this dish. Even though they split, they still look good!
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  9. Wow! I’ve seen the name Scotch Eggs before, but had no idea how they were made or what was in them. These look amazing!
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  10. Christy says:

    I’ve not tried a Scotch Egg before and only recently heard of them – this sounds so interesting!
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  11. I’ve never tried a Scotch Egg but the combo sounds delicious!
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  12. Oh my goodness, scotch eggs are my favorite! I love them so much. I’d eat at least ten at a time.
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  13. Sarah says:

    Never thought of Scotch eggs as anything but breakfast food but it makes total sense!
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  14. I’ve never had Scotch Eggs but these look tasty!
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  15. Hezzi-D says:

    Can you believe I still haven’t had a Scotch egg? Must make soon!
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  16. I love Scotch Eggs but never made them. thanks for the recipe!
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  17. We love these! I just made them a few weeks ago and the kids always ask for more. Thanks for the recipe.
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