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Old 11-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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ISO tips making Scotch eggs

I took my first crack at Scotch eggs today. They taste amazing. Bottom line I struggled to get them to stick together in the pan while frying them.

I used chorizo, sage sausage, chopped chicken liver and mixed all that together. I wrapped the hard boiled egg--which did not want to play nice. I dredged in flour, cornflakes, and then let it sit for 10 min. I fried in a shallow amount of oil and while rolling them around (gently) the outer layer fell off the egg. I'm wondering if an emulsifier would have helped glue everything together. Should I have added an extra egg to the sausage mix, or are there other tricks to keep the meat on the egg?

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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I took my first crack at Scotch eggs today. They taste amazing. Bottom line I struggled to get them to stick together in the pan while frying them.

I used chorizo, sage sausage, chopped chicken liver and mixed all that together. I wrapped the hard boiled egg--which did not want to play nice. I dredged in flour, cornflakes, and then let it sit for 10 min. I fried in a shallow amount of oil and while rolling them around (gently) the outer layer fell off the egg. I'm wondering if an emulsifier would have helped glue everything together. Should I have added an extra egg to the sausage mix, or are there other tricks to keep the meat on the egg?
That's happened to me a few times. It's a simple fix.
Make sure your hard boiled eggs are completely dry before you try to wrap the sausage around them. Too many eggs to the sausage mix will also make it hard to keep wrapped. It's too wet.

Once you have it firmly wrapped no gaps seams all tucked in. Dip them into a bowl of lightly beaten eggs. Quick dip. Then roll them around in your coating mix. Let it rest a few minutes. I've fried mine @350 for just a few minutes. If left in too long that can cause the coating to fall off to.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tips. Now if you can figure out how to do a dozen of these in under 2 hours, we'll be in good shape. :)
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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I thought Scotch eggs were usually deep fried or oven baked.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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Aye, fried in 350F oil or baked at 350.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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Yes, they certainly are fried
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #7
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There is a fellow at Rendezvous who makes them. His recipe can be found at The OVPR Camp Recipes page, along with a few other recipes.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:32 PM   #8
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What is it about people taking these things camping? I'd never think to take meatloaf camping. :)
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What is it about people taking these things camping? I'd never think to take meatloaf camping. :)
I've had my best meatloaves camping. I actually make them little and grill them. Everything tastes better when you are camping!
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