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I first tried these when I was on a trip to England with the military many years ago. I was unaware of the the history of Scotch Eggs until I saw an episode about them in a Jas Townsend & Son YouTube video: http://youtu.be/IN03MUqeUa4.
The first Scotch egg is claimed to have been invented by a London department store in the late 1730′s. To this day the Scotch Egg is a popular pub snack in British pubs.
I adapted my recipe from the one referenced in the video and used breakfast sausage instead of ham.
- 1 lb breakfast sausage
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 tsp Allspice
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 1 egg yolk - well beaten
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- Hard boil the eggs and set aside when done to your satisfaction.
- Combine all other ingredients well.
- Form patties and wrap completely around the hard boiled eggs.
- In a medium hot Dutch oven with a small amount of oil, sear the wrapped eggs until the sausage is brown and done.
- Remove the eggs and wipe out the Dutch oven so that only a thin coat of oil remains.
- Return the eggs to the Dutch oven, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 -30 minutes.
- Remove from Dutch oven and serve hot.