Monday, January 30, 2012

Not Your Ordinary Eggs and Sausage

Prince Charming was so excited when he heard about my plan to make the famous British Scotch Eggs. As I described the process of making them, he could't believe I was going to deep fry eggs wrapped in
sausage. The eggs were really (obviously!!!) delicious and quite simple to prepare. You should eat them while they're hot, this way you will enjoy the mix of textures. The sausage is crunchy and salty on the outside with a soft and delicate egg on the inside. Old Joy Of Cooking books say to deep fry but the latest edition says to bake at 400. You decide! I fried...

Take six chilled hard boiled eggs, peel them, roll them in all-purpose flour, carefully coat them with best breakfast sausage you can find or make (Sweet Clover as the best around in my opinion) your own. Then mix raw two eggs with 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, roll your sausage rounds in egg/mustard mixture, and lastly, roll and carefully press into homemade breadcrumbs (you may do this in advance and chill until ready to fry). Heat six cups of oil to 350 degrees in a very large heavy pot (oil should not be higher then 1/2 way up the pot. Please use caution when deep frying!!!). Carefully deep fry in batches (2 at a time) for about 12 minutes, turning them with a slotted spoon. Remove from oil and set onto paper towels for one minute then serve with dijon mustard. Enjoy! Check with your doctor before you eat this and do not hold me responsible for any extra weight gain because you will want to eat more than one.

Quail eggs are divine prepared this way and will be a great Super Bowl snack.

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