How To Make The Perfect Scotch Egg

Eggsactly right.

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

2. 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
Breadcrumbs.

3. Begin by dicing the vegetables finely.

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

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5. Spread it out and allow to cool.

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

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

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8. De-shell the eggs.

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9. Mix the cooled diced vegetables and the pork.

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

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11. Wrap the mix around the eggs.

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

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13. Then roll the egg in the seasoned breadcrumbs.

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

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

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16. Serve with HP sauce and enjoy.

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

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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