You can't beat a homemade scotch egg. The type you buy in supermarkets are inevitably rubbish so why don't you have a go at making them. It is very simple to do, quick to make and you get a crispy delicious result.
Serves 2, double up for a family of four.
4 good quality large sausages or sausage meat equivalent
2 tablespoons crushed cornflakes for coating (or you can use breadcrumbs)
oil for frying
Boil the eggs for 10 mins, cool and shell.
Put two tablespoons of Cornflakes per egg into a plastic bag then crush until broken.
Skin the sausages.
Take two sausages per egg and make into a flat round on a floured plate.
Coat one egg in the sausage meat keeping the floured side outside.
Brush the coated eggs with beaten egg.
Toss in the cornflakes or breadcrumbs.
Fry gently in the oil for five minutes until browned.
Put into an oven at 190 c for 30 minutes or until hot through and cooked.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Enjoy hot or cold.
Quick Tips : These are easy to make in advance. Use cornflakes rather than breadcrumbs to save time. Boil the eggs in advance and set aside until ready to use. Once made up with the sausage meat but before frying, place in the fridge. This will help the scotch eggs firm up so they don't fall apart when cooking.
Serve with salad and a jacket potato or anyway you wish!
This post is an entry for the #ShortcutEggsperts Linky Challenge sponsored by British Lion Eggs. Learn more and find recipes at www.eggrecipes.co.uk