How do you like your Scotch Egg?
Who does not like a freshly cooked Scotch Egg, with warm runny yolk.
I have tried a number of different Scotch Egg recipes and have played around with the fillings. Black Pudding is great finely diced and mixed in with the sausagemeat. Another favourite is diced bacon. When I have cooked these in the past I have always put a breadcrumb based crust on them. I either make them fresh but I also think Panko breadcrumbs work great.
This recipe was partly inspired by Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine diet book. He has a lovely recipe in there which is squid rings but with a pork scratching crust. So that got me thinking why not mic the pork scratching crust with a Scotch Egg.
The other ingredient I also included was Heston’s Alder Smoked Streaky Bacon, finely diced and mixed in with the sausagemeat.
So does it work?
I really think it does work. My family are always quick to give me feedback on the good, the bad and ugly and this one definitely got a thumbs up. I can see it not being to some people’s taste but if you like Scotch Eggs and you like Pork Scratchings you will not be disappointed.
Also cooking this on the indirectly on the BBQ, with a couple of wood chunks injects a subtle smokiness to the Scotch Egg. It work equally well just cooked directly in the oven but I would encourage you to try these on the BBQ.