Wednesday, 21 May 2008

While Mummy is away, Daddy will Play... Scotch Eggs

This is the second of 3 parts of How I played while the Lovely Wife was away. Played in the kitchen that is - cooking up a storm for my kids!

We had decided earlier in the morning that I would make them Scotch Eggs. Both the kids love eggs, especially hard boiled eggs. They also love their meatballs so it seemed like a perfect idea to combine the two!

Traditionally, a Scotch Egg is a hard-boiled egg that is wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried. They are also usually eaten cold and often with salad and pickles. Contrary to popular belief, Scotch Eggs have nothing to do with the Scottish and was actually created in a London food shop way back in 1738.

The version I made didn't have Sausage meat in it, wasn't coated in breadcrumbs nor was it deep fried. It certainly wasn't eaten cold either!! I had a lot of meat left over after wrapping the hard boiled eggs so I made meatballs.

This is what I did:

4 eggs
500g Mince Beef
2 slices wholemeal bread
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup tomato sauce

Boil the eggs until hard boiled. Let them cool then shell them and set aside.
Cut crust off break and soak in milk until soft. Mash the bread up till it forms a paste and then mix it together with the mince. Season with salt and pepper and add in the tomato sauce. Mix well.
Flatten some of the mince in your hand and then place the egg on top of the flattened piece. Slowly mould the meat around the egg. Use some water to smoothen out the meat over the egg if needed.
Place the meat covered eggs on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 mins in a 190C preheated oven.

I served these with garlic mushrooms and while the kids had theirs with rice, toghether with mustard and more tomato sauce. I ate mine with some French Bread.

All in all a very tasty and satisfying meal! Stay tuned for the last installment of While Mummy is away...


Jj said...

Oh wow, that is an interesting idea! Thanks! I've dealt with Scotch Eggs before, but never quite like these. They look great!

Bellini Valli said...

I am enjoying the fact that these are baked rather than fried Dharm...also the fact that I can see little hands helping to create these. It brings back good memories:D

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Very cool thing to do with the eggs. What a great way to get the girls to help me in the kitchen...we could surprise Daddy!

glamah16 said...

I have seen these but but never tasted it. Youinspired me to give it a try. Maybe I'll make my own turkey sausage.

Anonymous said...

HiDharm, Am really liking it here. You've got a wonderful style of writing and your cooking is fantastic. Have tagged a couple of recipes which I couldnt resist. Your kids are cute too. Thks for sharing you bloggers truly rock. Keep rocking then. Angela

Ruth Elkin said...

What a fab idea... I'm sure the kids thought it was fun!

PS I prefer my Scotch Eggs warm ;o)

Dee said...

Dharm, I really like scotch eggs, but the chocolate roasted bananas have me quite faint :) yum!

it's great playing in the kitchen with the kids, but with my boy it's an 'oopsie, sorry mama' every couple of minutes *long-suffering sigh*.

Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I like these eggs! I've heard of scotch eggs but I didn't know what they were until just now. They look great. And I like that you baked them too. They look like little cocoons on the baking sheet.:)

katiez said...

What a great idea - to bake them rather than the frying.... I could make a batch and have them (cold) for lunch the next day, too. Hmmm, time to start some serious cooking (hubby is not at home)


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