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ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 29, 2011 6:14 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
The famous Scotch Eggs are an egg with the outside covered in sausage meat then breadcrumbs and deep fried. Fantastic as a snack, lunch on picnics with a salad or chutneys, pickles.
Here is my mothers Recipe, this will make 4!
4 eggs boiled for 7 minutes and then placed under cold running water immediately for at least 5 minutes.
1 knob of Butter.
1 Shallot or small onion very finely chopped.
Zest of 1 small lemon.
1 dessertspoon of freshly chopped sage.
12 oz sausage meat.
Pinch of mace.
4 oz dried white breadcrumbs.
2 eggs for coating.
Oil for Deep Frying. Sunflower or ground nut oil is best!
Salt & pepper.

Now the fun starts.
Melt the knob of Butter in a frying pan and add the finely chopped onion. Cook for a few minutes until just softened, but not coloured. remove to cool down.
Once cooled add grated lemon zest, a pinch of ground mace and chopped sage, Stir well and add this mixture to the sausage meat, season and mix well.
Divide the mixture into 4. De shell your boiled eggs.
Mould one portion of the mixture around one egg, to make an even layered ball.
You can place a layer of cling film plastic film slightly dusted with flour, then place another sheet of cling film plastic film on top and roll out to get a completely even thickness.
Remove the cling film and with damp hands roll the even sausage meat around the egg, which does give it a lovely smooth finish.
Beat 2 eggs in a large bowl then simply roll your ball in the egg mixture, then roll in the breadcrumbs. For an extra crispy coating pass the coated ball through the egg and breadcrumb mixture a second time. Repeat this with all 3 remaining eggs and portions of meat!
Heat the oil in your fryer to 350 F & cook two balls at a time. They take between 7-10 minutes to become golden brown and crispy.
Remove once cooked and allow to drain on kitchen paper, cook your other two balls now.
They can be served hot or cold and are wonderful with a light salad.
Simply cut in half to serve!
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ImageRidesredmule
Mar 29, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Those are so great looking, I never saw anything like it. I know they are deliscious. Good thing recipe is for two. Is it deep fat oil, You cook in a deep pan, or can you fry in skillet and roll as they brown??? I do have a deep fat fryer. Thanks for the recipe, Neil.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 29, 2011 7:30 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Charleen, you deep fat fry them in a deep fat fryer two at a time!
They are really good to eat, believe me, with about anything!
Love to Charley!
Group hug
Neil.
ImageRidesredmule
Mar 29, 2011 7:59 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
thank you Neil. Charley sends you lots of nuzzles and Of coarse I send you hugs Group hug
Imagebsavage
Mar 29, 2011 9:29 AM CST
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
They are a lovely creation, Charleen! My very British husband loves these, and I think he will be very pleased when I surprise him with some!!! Thanks again, Neil!
ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 29, 2011 9:38 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Brenda, no trouble at all.
Group hug
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
Mar 29, 2011 10:43 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Makes me wish I ate meat!....good looking too. Hurray! I will still have to try making them sometime.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
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ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 29, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie, great for parties! You can or so I am told although I have not tried it make the coating out of chick peas, garlic and lemon a bit like a dryer Humus! Then you dip them in eggs and breadcrumbs and fry them.
Hugs.
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
Mar 29, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Wow! That's really a good idea! Thank you. Too, I think they would be wonderful with the meat for parties. I cook meat for everyone else, with the exception of a little bacon now and then (BLTs or wrapped around something) I just don't eat it much myself. They DO look wonderful!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
murielw1
Mar 29, 2011 11:28 AM CST
On the Tv one chef used quails eggs, sausagemeat, then rolled them in breadcrumbs, good for parties, BUT! pain in the neck to make with the eggs so small.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 29, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Jamie, my niece who is a veg head makes them out of cans of chick peas that is how I know.
You obviously have to let it get a bit dryer so it is about the same as sausage meat, as wet chick peas in a deep fat fryer might just spit a bit!
She swears by them, but I tell her the pigs where I go are vegetarian anyway!
Group hug
Neil.
Imagekareoke
Mar 29, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Here I am Neil, and yes those are great, and when company cuts into them they are surprised to see the egg. Big Grin
ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 29, 2011 12:15 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Doris, you are so right as usual! Although my father is blind due to his illness, he loves to take these down the pub, one of these and a pint on a Friday night what could be better!
I do not like them they serve the the way at parties, where they quarter them. That gives there secret away unless you know what they are!
Wonderful things and easy to make, really!
I know how many do you want?
Love.
Neil.
Imagekareoke
Mar 29, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
All you can spare Hilarious!
ImageJaeRae
Mar 29, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
NEILMUIR1 wrote:Dear Doris, you are so right as usual! Although my father is blind due to his illness, he loves to take these down the pub, one of these and a pint on a Friday night what could be better!
I do not like them they serve the the way at parties, where they quarter them. That gives there secret away unless you know what they are!
Wonderful things and easy to make, really!
I know how many do you want?
Love.
Neil.

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2 points:

1) ah-hemmm...For yer dad....I know what could be better.
2) Don't put egg shaped things in your mouth unless you DO know what they are!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Petalpants
Mar 31, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Jamie... Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Neil, never seen these before... my family may like them--- cute surprise inside for unsuspecting kids, & adults! Sticking tongue out
ImageNEILMUIR1
Mar 31, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Connie, they are lovely eaten cold like in the weather you get. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I love them.
Hugs.
Neil.
ImageJaeRae
Mar 31, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Petal...I think Neil hates me.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
murielw1
Mar 31, 2011 1:02 PM CST
No Jamie, he is too wrap't up in him self Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagebsavage
Apr 6, 2011 10:27 AM CST
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
Hi Neil, I made some of these this morning... trying to cheer Tony up as he has had a toothache for a couple of days. They turned out great, though I might have put a bit too much sausage around them! Anyway, yummy, and thank you again for the recipe! Here's a picture...

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