Scotch Eggs are one of my favourite Nigerian snacks ever. My absolute best are Nigerian Chicken Pies, followed quite closely by Nigerian Meat Pies. I do realise Scotch eggs did not originate from Nigeria but they are so popular in Nigeria, one may as well class it as a Nigerian delicacy. Scotch eggs are basically deep fried Sausage Meat wrapped boiled Eggs.
Scotch Eggs are either fried or baked, I prefer to share the fried version as the baked version can be a tad bit clumsy and if not done properly, you’ll end up with split and messy Scotch Eggs. I might be able to share a recipe for Baked Scotch Eggs in the nearest future.
It is important that to use good quality sausage meat for Scotch Eggs. So, make sure you’re not cutting corners…LOL. The best Breadcrumbs brand to use is Panko but if you can’t source it, any other good quality Breadcrumbs will do.
This recipe makes 6, let’s begin….
7 Medium Eggs
400g Sausage Meat
Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying
50g Plain Flour
100g Bread Crumbs
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/2 Teaspoon Rosemary
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Stalk Spring Onion, Finely chopped
1 Knorr Chicken
Boil 6 eggs. You may choose to use soft or hard boiled eggs or even runny yolk, it’s entirely up to you. I prefer hard boiled eggs. When it’s cooked, peel and set aside.
Mix the Sausage Meat with the Thyme, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Cayenne pepper , Knorr chicken and finely chopped Spring Onions and set aside…
Break an Egg onto a plate, also add the flour on pot a separate plate and transfer the Breadcrumbs into another plate and set aside…
Coat a Boiled Egg with the Flour and dust lightly (I forgot to do that with the first egg) then scoop some of the Sausage Meat onto a flat surface, flatten the sausage meat to make a round shape, you can use your palm as well. Place an Egg on the Sausage Meat and gently wrap the meat around the Egg; making sure it’s fully covered.
Dip the wrapped Boiled Egg into the Flour and coat all over….
Now dip it into the Egg mixture, coat all over…
Then transfer into the Breadcrumbs, coat all over…
Repeat this process with the remain eggs till exhausted, then transfer them onto a flat plate..
Pour the vegetable oil or your preferred cooking oil into a wok or deep saucepan. Place on medium heat. Fry the scotch eggs on both sides till golden brown.
Do make sure the heat is neither too high nor too low. If it’s too high, the scotch eggs won’t cook all the way through and may soak in too much oil if it’s too low. The heat should be medium.
Try not to overcrowd the pan while frying.
Transfer the cooked Scotch Eggs onto a paper towel lined plate…
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