How To Make The Perfect Scotch Egg

    Eggsactly right.

    Want to make the perfect Scotch Egg? Here's how.

    To make the perfect Scotch Egg, you will need:

    5 eggs

    480g of pork mince.

    2 shallots finely diced

    1 carrot finely diced

    1 stick of celery finely diced

    Half a leek finely diced

    1 teaspoon of sage, thyme and parsley chopped.

    Beaten egg

    Seasoned flour


    Begin by dicing the vegetables finely.

    Sweat the vegetables in a pan until soft, and then season.

    Spread it out and allow to cool.

    Place five eggs into boiling salted water for six minutes, 30 seconds.

    Put the eggs in iced water for one minute to stop them cooking.

    De-shell the eggs.

    Mix the cooled diced vegetables and the pork.

    Divide the mixture into five 96g bundles of pork and vegetable mix.

    Wrap the mix around the eggs.

    Coat the egg in the seasoned flour, and then the egg wash.

    Then roll the egg in the seasoned breadcrumbs.

    Cook the Scotch Egg hot oil at 190 degrees Celsius for two minutes until golden brown.

    Then cook in a hot oven at 200 degrees Celsius for six minutes.

    Serve with HP sauce and enjoy.

    Recipe by The Ship, who are very good at Scotch Eggs