"Scotch Eggs are part of the traditional Scots breakfast, which also includes porridge, bacon, fried egg, sausage, black, white and fruit puddings and hot baps and jam. They are also sufficiently versatile to be served hot with gravy at teatime, or cold as a snack." — Karen
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oil for deep frying
ground pork sausage
dried parsley, crushed
grated lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
dry bread crumbs
Karen, I tried your version of these eggs and it is very good. I make mine a bit different, but they're from my grandmothers recipe and she's an Irish woman. We've been making these for years. Everyone ask's for the recipe!
Did you know you can also make these with turkey sausage and bake them instead of deep frying them? They're very good that way, and much healthier.
I like to make them at holidays for breakfast. I serve them with Hashbrowns and fruit.
IMPORTANT PREP TIP: DRY the peeled eggs before wrapping them in sausage. You won't have to chase them around the kitchen when they come squirting out of the wrap when you squeeze. I LOVE this dish but make it very differently. I roll them in cracker crumbs for a softer, slightly sweeter crust and I bake them on a broiler pan (two levels to trap the fat) so they don't sit in grease. Mustard of any kind is great, however, consider drizzling a little maple syrup instead. Yummy.
see that grey ring around the egg well i got the solution to that.
to get that grey ring around the egg you have to put the eggs under running cold water for 5 min when they are cooked then continue process and hopefully you will not have that grey ring around the egg jus plain white looks much better.
I followed the recipe up to cover eggs with sausage but then I baked mine in an oven 325° for about 30 minutes and we liked them like that.
Another way to get rid of the gray ring is to steam the eggs, not boil them-the ring is caused from cooking them too long. If you don't have a steamer (rice cooker will work)-put the eggs in water, cover and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let set for 12 minutes then cool rapidly in ice water.
Rave of the Christmas Eve party! Delicious! The only trouble I had was getting the sausage cooked through. I think the oil was too hot and browned the bread crumbs too quickly. I ended up just browning them in the fryer to get a nice even colored coat and then I baked them at 325* in the oven for about 50 minutes. After reading quite a few recipes, I also added 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour to the sausage mixture to help the sausage adhere. Had no problems at all! Used 1/2 sage sausage and 1/2 regular pork sausage. Came out beautiful and YUMMY! Thanks for the great recipe, Karen! Merry Christmas!
This recipe is very similar to my Grandmother's. She taught us a little trick to get the sausage to adhere to the egg. Roll the dry egg in a little flour before molding sausage to egg. Works wonders!
This recipe is delicious as written! It will also be fun to play with the ingredients as well. Update - interesting... I had made this recipe and rated it accordingly, as stated here. I then had said how it bothers me when people give recipes a poor rating based striclty on the fact that they don't care for the ingredients, having never actually made it. That part of my review was removed, but the poor ratings by people who seem to think it is their job to monitor our health are still on here. I'm sure this review won't last long either... Great recipe, however!
Good appetizer. My friend Mary loves these. Can be baked instead of fried. Do not omit the mustard sauce! It makes this dish pop!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Scotch Eggs with Mustard Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 707
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