Saturday, 25 September 2010

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs is a protein packed finger food which is perfect for picnics, lunch packs or tea-time food when guests drop by. The boiled egg is surrounded by home made sausage meat and coated with breadcrumbs. Deep frying retains the moistness to the meat with a crunch on the outer layer. This snack will fill you up & delicious to eat....


  • 2 cups of minced beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 hard boiled eggs

Ingredients for coating:

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup home made breadcrumbs


1. In a large bowl, mix minced beef and all the seasonings till well combined.
2. Take about 2 tbsp of the sausage meat & roll it into a ball. Then flatten it like a pattie.
3. In the centre of the meat pattie, place one boiled egg.
4. Close the meat around the egg until the egg is covered completely.
5. Coat the meat with flour. Then roll it into the beaten eggs.
6. Quickly lift it up & cover completely with the breadcrumbs.
7. Dip it gently into hot oil, in a deep pan.
8. Deep fry for approximately 6 to 8 minutes, turning it around.
9. Drain on a paper towel & leave to cool.
10.Cut across the centre of the egg with a jaggered knife just as you are about to serve.
11. Wonderful on it's own but also lovely eaten with any sauce of your own choice.

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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