So you may be asking yourself what the heck are scotch eggs? Scotch eggs consists of hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried. Once again, thanks to my friend Laurian, she has turned us on to yet another fabulous recipe.
She is the bacon cracker, dorito casserole, fried green tomato, cure all chips, and I the cake pop recipe giver.
In the beginning of Summer when our son Alex came home from College he asked Laurian if she would teach him how to cook some of his favorite things that she has shared with us through the years.
Without hesitation Laurian said “anytime darling”. Can you hear the southern drawl? Yes, she has it.
And so the first recipe she shared is her famous scotch eggs that we all go crazy for.
If you are in the Southern region Laurian recommends Neese’s sage sausage. No worries if you can’t find it, Jimmy Deans sage sausage is just as well.
HP sauce is a must!
For this simple recipe you only need a few ingredients:
1 dozen eggs
2 packages of sage sausage
Parmesan bread crumbs
First hard boil your eggs. Or if you want them done quickly without the hassle check out my hard boiled egg trick here
Laurian did her eggs the traditional way. She did pass on a trick for hard boiled eggs. She said throw a dash or baking soda in the water, instead of salt.
Once your eggs are boiled, rinse in cold water and start the peeling process. Be sure the outer layer ( the thin coating around an egg) is all removed as well.
NEXT: Form you sage sausage in hands (clean)of course, like a hamburger patty. Take your hard boiled egg and place it in the middle and then encase the sausage around it accordingly. It will look like a giant meatball and you should not see any of your egg inside. In a seperate bowl, roll your encased egg and sausage in breadcrumbs.
Be sure to line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray lightly with Pam butter spray.
Continue doing all eggs and lining them up on your cookie sheet. In the meantime, your oven should be preheat at 375 degrees.
Bake your scotch eggs for approximately 35 minutes. The last five minutes you want to split them open as shown and put on a low broil just for a minute or two just to be sure your sausage is cooked through. The HP sauce is for your dipping pleasure.
PLEASE be sure to discard your breadcrumbs that are left over in the bowl.
Scotch eggs could be considered a picnic food, a brunch dish, lunch dish, and as we have served them for dinner many times with a green side salad or veggie of choice. Are these a healthy dish? Absolutely NOT, but it is not something you will make on a weekly basis. Trust me, you will want to, but NOOOO, please I do not want to be responsible for anyone’s cholesterol shooting up.
I have included Laurian’s live video we shared on Facebook. She is a lot of fun to cook with in the kitchen. Trust me, she is really funny. She certainly doesn’t break a sweat. Alex really enjoyed his lesson. Oh you may ask, was I insulted my son asked Laurian? Heck NO….I was thrilled LOL. Cooking is not my passion. He may as well learn from the best.
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