Tuesday, 10 May 2011

heston's scotch eggs

If you have the time to put a little bit of effort in, then these are extremely worthwhile and actually effortless. They make great picnic food and are especially fun to eat as a picnic in front of the television to watch the Royal Wedding. In one room, 3 of us eagerly watching and waiting, eyes peeled on the television. In another, food preparation well underway. It's the best thing Waitrose have ever done employing Heston and Delia. I usually get annoyed by Blumenthal's science'esque approach but his Waitrose recipe cards are brilliant. Egg and sausage meat, a match made in heaven and let's face it, we all like a bit of rough. There's enough fancy on the tv for one day.  

Thank you Imi for creating. Full description and details can be found on image at bottom of this post or on the Waitrose website.

Get those eggs boiled how you want them. Best a little bit runny, but we had them just done. Are you ready to get your hands all up in some sausage meat? If not, then this might not be the recipe for you. Either get stuck in or rally up some helpers. You are going to have to get those fingers sticky mixing all the ingredients together and forming perfect little patties. Once the eggs are cool and the patties have been chilled, you can begin to wrap those slippery little ovals into the meat, until they are all tucked in and sealed. Then it's a case of forming a little assembly line. Seasoned flour. Roll. Beaten egg. Roll. Breadcrumbs. Roll.

Before you put in the oven at 190c you have to do some deep fat frying. Just be CAREFUL. The oil is hot hot hot. The purpose of this is to get those breadcrumbs crispy and golden brown. Only for 2 minutes and then you finish them off in the oven for 10 mins to cook the meat through. Best eaten warm, so get onto the plates quick!

Once you've made you're own, I'm not sure that you'll ever be able to buy a pre-bought scotch egg ever again! We enjoyed them with a salad and some artisan ketchup.

You need some 'well British' accompaniments...pimms being one of them!

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