Monday, 15 September 2014

Picnic Oven Baked Scotch Egg Recipe

The not so humble Scotch egg is a stalwart picnic favourite and long gone is the day glow ,artificial sun tanned Scotch egg of old ,if you bake them yourselves. And oven baking means it is healthier , no  longer will I eat a deep fried Scotch egg. I don't about you but I am clinging onto summer a little longer , there is no reason why we can't continue to picnic as Autumn tumbles in.

  • Ingredients

  • 400g (14 oz) sausage meat I went with one that had black pepper and nutmeg in.
  • 6 hard boiled eggs 
  • Fine dried breadcrumbs combined with mixed herbs.
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Some flour

Method 

Preheat the oven to 190 C


After you have boiled the eggs and let them cool, shell them gently ( good idea to put the waste shell in a dish etc as it keeps your preparation  area clear)

Divide your sausage meat into 6 sections.

Cover each egg in turn with the sausage meat ensuring that there at no gaps.

Rolls the sausage meat covered egg so you achieve a nice round shape.

Then in turn roll each egg into flour next roll them in the beaten egg

It is a wise idea to roll the scotch eggs again ( if you wish)

After this is down roll them in bread crumbs and place upon a baking tray.

And cook for around 25 minutes adjust this depends on the thickness of the sausage meat.





I read a tip which was to put a cocktail stick through them to stop them rolling about tin the oven.





Ideal for taking on a picnic just so happens I eat mine in my office , though my office just so happens to be a field.



20 comments:

  1. Very innovative, I've never come across a baked scotch egg before - brilliant idea:-)

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  2. I've been meaning to make fennel & sausage rolls for a while so I'll add this to my list once my oven is up and running! Best office ever!

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  3. Wow, never thought of making something like this! Great idea!

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  4. How clever, I love Scotch eggs. They bring back very fond memories of childhood but they weren't as nice as yours xx

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  5. I've never had a scotch egg- sure homemade ones taste far superior!

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  6. My son is a major scotch egg fiend. I think we would save a fortune making our own!

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  7. Those look delicious - I always wondered how you make scotch eggs!

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  8. I love Scotch Eggs and haven't had one in ages! I know my daughter would love this as well.

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  9. Would be nice for me to do a veggie one.

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  10. I'm still trying to master the runny egg version x

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  11. Perfect little snack. I totally adore home made scotch eggs!

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  12. I love scotch eggs, never tried making my own, always assumed they needed deep frying or something so may give it a go now I know they work in the oven.

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  13. Oh my goodness I think I am in love - I have a slight addiction to scotch eggs whoops! x

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  14. I will be honest, never had a scotch egg in my life. Your baked ones could just about make me try one.

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  15. Never thought of making my own scotch eggs but the kids love them so will give it a go

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  16. Wow that's amazing you made your own - doesn't sound too complicated either!

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  17. I love scotch eggs and have made them myself. I used crushed cornflakes for the coating and they were lovely

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  18. I've never had a scotch egg, these look really njce!

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  19. I love baked scotch egg, what a beautiful presentation!

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