Recipe by Jenny Sanders
The inhabitants of Scotland seem to have a mania for deep fried food; they are notorious for deep frying Mars bars. Scotch Eggs are one of their better efforts in this tradition. However, these are just as good baked and a great deal less greasy.
Top Review by Muse65
FABULOUS! I could only get these at a Renaissance Faire or British Pub, but homemade are DEFINATELY better! I used a tube of Jimmy Dean's breakfast sausage and omitted the other spices, added 1/4 C chopped white onions and 2 raw eggs (to bind the meat). I also used Progresso Garlic & Herb breadcrumbs to add my own "BAM" and LIGHTLY sprayed the outsides of the sausage balls with Olive Oil for "just fried" crispyness. THANK YOU for submitting this!
- 1 lb ground lean pork or 1 lb ground turkey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄8 teaspoon clove
- 4 large eggs, hard boiled (not too large)
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups fine dry breadcrumbs
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix the meat thoroughly with the seasonings and divide into four equal portions.
- Have the four eggs hard boiled, for about 12 minutes.
- Peel them, dip them in water and coat them in flour.
- Wrap each egg evenly in a portion of meat, being sure they are covered completely.
- Beat the remaining egg.
- Dip each egg in the beaten egg then coat thoroughly in breadcrumbs.
- Chill for one hour.
- Bake until golden brown on a cookie sheet at 400°F; about 30 minutes.