wikipedia.com, "Scotch eggs were traditionally a picnic food and homemade. In the UK, pre-packed, plastic-wrapped Scotch eggs are commonly available in supermarkets, convenience stores and motorway service stations." After biting into one of these I'm kind of disappointed that they aren't at gas stations in the states. Dunkin Donuts should start selling these, I bet they'd make a boatload.
So how are they made? It's rather simple actually. I followed the instructions from foodnetwork. Start off with some hard boiled eggs and peel the shells off.
Hard-boiled Eggs? Check.
Next prepare your sausage meat. I bought 2 packages (total of 2 pounds) of Jimmy Dean Regular sausage meat. These things come in sausage shaped tubes and Stop & Shop was having a BOGO deal on them so that helped. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I think this helped it taste like Dunkin Donut's sausage patties which I thoroughly enjoy.
Seasoned Sausage Meat? Check.
Next you're going to want to layout the meat onto wax paper and then place the egg in the middle of it and wrap it around so that there are no holes.
Kind of looks like a giant elephant turd.
Next up you're going to coat them in flour, roll it into some egg, then roll it into your seasoned bread crumbs. I kind of screwed up here and put ALL the seasoning into my bread crumbs. I'm pretty sure that you are supposed to sprinkle the seasoning mixture into the bread crumbs. Instead I had 1 cup crumbs, 2/3 cup seasoning. DO NOT DO THIS!
Breaded and ready for a hot oil bath!
(Insert frying sounds here)
After about 9 minutes of frying they're ready to be taken out. These things are pretty massive. One is enough quite honestly. I couldn't imagine eating a whole bunch of these. Here's one of the smaller ones next to a beer can for scale:
Don't judge my beer selection. We're coming out of a recession.
Obligatory close-up shot.
In the end I made 5 of these and still had sausage meat to spare (which means more scotch eggs!). I'm gonna eat these for breakfast most likely over the next couple of days. For future scotch eggs, I'm gonna try to find smaller eggs (these were large) so that I can make more manageable sized portions. These might be pretty tasty in a breakfast sandwich. I have some gourmet cheddar english muffins that I think will work nicely with these puppies.
In gaming news, I beat God of War 2 last week and have moved onto Final Fantasy IX. I've read that a lot of people give it a lot of flak for being a "crystal quest" but the characters are pretty interesting so far and the story appears to have legs to stand on (I just got to Lindblum). My gripe so far is that it takes a while for the battles to load and that Steiner is a whiny bitch.
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