Scotch Egg


Ah, the Scotch egg. Although apparently considered downmarket in the UK (at least according to Wikipedia), this one looks absolutely appeeling. Or, perhaps not, depending on your tolerance for sausage-encased, deep-fried foods.

Scotch Eggs
Ingredients 6 hard-cooked eggs, well-chilled 1 pound breakfast sausage 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup fine bread crumbs Vegetable oil, for frying

1. In a dedicated deep-fryer or large pot, preheat vegetable oil to 350°F. Meanwhile, peel eggs and set aside. Divide sausage into 6 equal portions. Roll hard-cooked eggs in flour; press a portion of sausage around each egg.

2. Dip sausage-encased eggs in beaten eggs; roll in bread crumbs.

3. Cook each egg in oil for 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is cooked and browned. Let drain on paper towels. Serve warm or chilled, according to preference.

Photograph from Chotda.