Scotch eggs are seriously good comfort food which I take to work with me, leave in the fridge for snacks and even have as a lunch with a nice green salad. They are not complicated to make but do use a bit of oil, take a little while and seem like a mission to make, which often puts people off. Just try it, you will be so pleased you did and there will be a few meals in the fridge!
This recipe makes 6 scotch eggs. I used southern fried coating which is quite salty but very good. You can use regular breadcrumbs, just be sure to dunk twice 🙂
What you need
6 extra large eggs for the scotch eggs
2 more aggs for the egg wash
12 Escort pork sausages (you could use other sausages but Escort are my favorite) You will likely use 10 sausages, the extra 2 are for the cook 🙂
Southern fried coating or bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
Boil the eggs to soft/medium, peel and set aside to cool
Remove all of the meat from the sausage casings and place into a bowl.
Pleace about 500ml of oil in a pot on a medium to high heat and let it come to temperature.
Add the sage and thyme and mix to combine the herbs
Beat 2 eggs in a shallow bowl and place the southern fried mix or breadcrumbs in another shallow bowl.
Now wet you hands, grab an egg and cover with about 1cm of sausage meat all around.
Dunk the covered egg into the egg and then into the bread crumbs/southern fried coating. repaet and then place into the hot oil.
Allow to cook until golden brown.
Remove from the oil and place on an absorbent paper towel.
Thats it, you are done 🙂