Ideal for a picnic, Scotch Eggs are a real treat, and quite easy to make yourself as well.
Ingredients (makes 2):
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 ½ (3.5-ounce) good quality sausages
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons Breadcrumbs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
Place the eggs in a small saucepan filled with salted water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once water start boiling, cook eggs for seven minutes exactly, then immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water, and let them cool completely.
In a medium bowl, combine sausage meat, dried oregano, chopped fresh parsley, and salt and pepper. Mix with clean hands until well-blended. Set aside.
Add flour in a shallow plate, beaten egg in another, and Breadcrumbs in a third.
Gently peel the eggs, and roll them into the flour.
Divide sausage mix into two balls and flatten each between cling film sheets.
Dust excess flour from one egg, and wrap it into sausage mix. Seal and gently roll between your hands, making sure to keep the egg shape. Proceed likewise with second egg.
Dredge each sausage-wrapped egg in the flour, then dip in the beaten egg, making sure to coat completely, and roll in the Breadcrumbs, again, coating completely.
Heat vegetable oil in a small nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add one sctoch egg and fry, 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. With a slotted spoon transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with second egg.
Serve Scotch Eggs warm, or have them cold for a picnic.