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Friday, March 12, 2010

Scotch Eggs, With Toppings- My Way!


These are my version of a Scotch egg...Normally these would be deep fried with a light bread crumb batter, but in the years I have been making them, I prefer to roast them sans batter. I do mix bread crumbs into the sausage as an aid to "bind" them with a bit of seasoning and liquid.
1. Hard cook 4 large eggs, until cooked through
2. Peel, and cool
3. 1lb. bulk sausage, your favorite flavor
4. Pack each egg in 1/4lb. of the sausage, like it was a snowball!
5. Bake at 350F on an oiled shallow rack for 20 minutes, turning the egg gently over, baking another 20 minutes.
6. Cut carefully in halves or quarters when cooled slightly
7. May be served hot or cold, with sauces of your choice, or plain
This is a popular appetizer, or a quick breakfast..guys hunting insist I bring a lot of them to deer camp!
Hope your snow is gone, and a have a great week-end!

40 comments:

Kate said...

I've been reading about scotch eggs for quite some time now. I don't even know how they came across my brain in the first place. Nice to know that people actually make them.

buffalodick said...

Kate- Take them anywhere and they will worship you!

Angela in Europe said...

You know, I always read your blog when I am hungry and then am sad because I can't eat what you've made. Everything always seems so yummy!

Char said...

Recently, someone told me how to make an easy omelet:

pan of boiling water
2 eggs beaten well
add any ingredients/seasoning you like (I added grated cheddar)
Pour into Qt. size Ziplock Freezer bag, remove air and tightly close bag, toss in boiling water for 13 minutes, flipping bag over once.

They turn out perfectly every time!
And they are so fluffy. Try it.

They're really good for serving several people as they can add what they like in their own.

buffalodick said...

Angela- Would that you could!
Char- Amazing! Bet that does work, and well!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh yeah, I want some of those! Thanks again! You're a food God!

Michelle Ann said...

I so love eggs...yum!

Chris said...

That is one dish that I have always wanted to make, especially since making fattys, but I still haven't. I like the presentation with different toppings.

Nice job, BD!

Brian Miller said...

nice. we dont even have to hunt...just bring them...yum!

Martha said...

Great stuff going on here all week as usual! Sorry I haven't been by in a couple days, been a super busy week with more ahead. I don't like it when life get's in the way of my blogging!

Akelamalu said...

I remember making scotch eggs in cookery class at school. I don't think I've made them since. :)

Mona said...

EEEKS! I want to eat eggs NOW!

I'll go and boil one!

Realliveman said...

I'm headed to the kitchen right now!

Jeanne said...

This looks delicious, and actually within my limited capabilities.

I'm going down to the basement freezer right now to grab the pound of bulk sausage in the freezer and bring it up to thaw in the fridge for Sunday morning breakfast!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I'm convinced I'll have snow in my yard till June! It just won't go away. However, I do have to announce that this week, my Weber came out of hibernation. Yea! I have never, ever heard of Scotch Eggs. This sounds delicious!

buffalodick said...

Momster- Not quite!
Michelle- You'd love these!
Chris- So easy, and so good!
Brian- First time i brought them to deer camp, they went nuts!
Martha- I've been blogging later in the day than I used to!
Ake- I love these things!
Mona- Simple treats, and so many ways to prepare them!
RLM- Kind of a no fail recipe!
Jeanne- Hot or cold, a great breakfast, all in one hand!
Highlander- You can even make them as a sausage coated deviled egg, with a little more work!

Marjie said...

I never heard of Scotch eggs, but what's not to love about hard boiled eggs and sausage?

otin said...

Boy, that is a lot of work for breakfast! LOL

doggybloggy said...

I have never had these and I already know I am going to try them but with a twist!

Vickie said...

This is a new recipe on me and it looks great! I wonder if they'd be good with spicy Italian sausage - maybe with a spicy marinara sauce. and a little parmesan grated over. The possibilities! :P

buffalodick said...

margie- You can make them ahead, and reheat them..
otin- Not really!
DogB- I encourage that!
Vick- The possibilities, indeed!

Ruth said...

Yummy contrast of flavours!

buffalodick said...

Ruth- Wait until you see today's 3lb. meatloaf!

Barbara said...

I had scotch eggs when I was in Great Britain. Loved them. Never would have occurred to me to make them! Great recipe, BD!

buffalodick said...

Barb- When first married, grocery store had a series of books called "Cooking Around the World" for cheap..every week a new one was there..I got this from the British-Irish one.. this week, corned beef for sure!

Kris said...

yummy breakfast!!

A Year on the Grill said...

made my first batch just this year

great tasting and a fun presentation

carma said...

never heard of a Scotch egg - I figured you were going to say you added some Scotch to them :D

Eternally Distracted said...

I love scotch eggs. I must, must, must try these :0)

Just telling it like it is said...

My pop and I say that I bet bacon grease would be best! He say muton tallow would not be a good choice...I said gross

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have not heard of Scotch eggs but I know my family would go crazy for them. Very execellent recipe Buff!

buffalodick said...

Kris- We put them in zip lock bags when going hunting for a snack in the woods..
Griller- Glad you had fun with it!
carma- Maybe later in the day... :)
E.D.- Simpler than the deep fried ones!
Darngirl- Heart attack waiting to happen!
Katherine- A good appetizer, when quartered, too!

K said...

I need to try this!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never heard of scotch eggs!

buffalodick said...

K- So simple, and people love them!
BlondeD- Mostly found in Great Britian..

The Good Cook said...

I have never made Scotch Eggs and now, because of that picture and recipe I want to make them more than anything... what is the best topping in your opinion? Tell me more...

The Good Cook said...

ps. And look how nicely centered your yolks are! Do you use the trick of tilting your raw eggs for 12 hours before you hard boil them?

Chef E said...

I just learned a trick for keeping the yolks centered, stir them while they boil, it worked for my quail eggs...I can say for sure I will be making these babies! I like the fact that I can click on that photo and enlarge them! Now I wish we could reach in the photo and pull a few out!

buffalodick said...

Good Cook- I just scoot them around the pan while boiling- that's it! Toppings? The sausage used dictates the topping for me..I like hot sauce on eggs, but people always love melted cheese...Marinara for Italian sausage, brown mustard for Polish sausage, etc...

pinknest said...

I've never made a Scotch egg but do enjoy eating them. But I don't like them when they get so gigantic!