It’s very nearly Easter, and that means it’s the season for people to have boiled egg-themed fun. I thought it would be a bit of fun to apply that idea to cooking something that I actually wouldn’t mind eating (do people really eat those eggs after they dye them?), so I decided to make some Scotch eggs!
Before moving to the UK I’d never heard of Scotch eggs, and after seeing one for the first time, I thought they were extremely bizarre and didn’t look at-all appealing. A boiled egg wrapped in meat that’s deep fried? No thanks.
I was converted when I ran across a food stall called Scotchtails and I tried one of their samples for my first Scotch egg. I’m a bit spoiled now because I’ve only ever had their amazing version until today when I made my own. They’ve set a very high standard, so I’m a bit scared to try others– they can be very dry. Scotchtails usually serve theirs with a salad and sweet potato fries, so that’s what I’ve tried here today. I also used a store-bought honey mustard dressing for the salad, which was a perfect fit.
I’m so proud of how mine turned out that I’d like to share the recipe with you. It’s fairly simple and very delicious! continue reading