Alright. This may not be the healthiest of snacks, but I wanted to follow up my post about HP sauce with an English recipe that is absolutely and completely made for the stuff. So here it is: the recipe for HP’s other half. HP’s better half. Scotch eggs. They’re hard boiled eggs wrapped in seasoned sausage meat and deep fried. I love them with all of my heart. Every artery.
Oh, and before you start judging me for my love of all things deep fried, just know that I rode my bike to work today. That’s right. I rolled out of bed an hour early, put on some stretchy pants (no jokes, please) and pedaled and wheezed my way into the office. I think I deserve to stare at photos of delicious English bar food for a while, don’t you? And speaking of delicious deep fried food, does anyone know how to make doughnuts? I could really use a giant doughnut right now. I don’t think I’ll be able to sit in a chair without one for a few weeks.
Anyway, should you decide you’d like to try a Scotch egg for yourself, here’s what you need: hard boiled eggs (duh), sausage, bread crumbs, flour, parsley, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and oil.
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- 1 raw egg, whisked
- 1 lb. sausage meat
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. seasoned flour
- 1 handful of freshly chopped Italian parsley
- 1 tsp. thyme
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, mix together sausage meat, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned flour, parsley and thyme.
- Divide sausage mixture into four equal portions
- Wrap sausage around each hard boiled egg
- Coat each sausage-wrapped egg with breadcrumbs
- Fill saucepan 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350 degrees
- Deep fry Scotch eggs for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp
- Cut in half and serve with brown sauce
- Ride a bike