Baked Scotch Eggs
These sounded too good not to make! Hard boiled eggs wrapped in meat? Yes please!
I started by boiling my eggs; there’s no step for this in the recipe, since they’re listed as already boiled in the ingredient list.
While the eggs boiled, I mixed the garlic and spices together. There is A LOT of spices for this recipe.
About 1 tbsp. of the spice mix is combined with bread crumbs, and the rest is mixed into ground beef along with a raw egg. Best to mix the beef with your hands!
Now the recipe calls for a second raw egg to be mixed with a tbsp of water…but there was only 1 raw egg in the ingredients list, and 2 raw eggs used in the instructions. Whoops!
The ground beef mixture is divided into 6 portions, and each portion is flattened and then wrapped around the eggs. The first couple were a bit tricky, but then I got the hang of it!
The egg-meatball is dipped in the raw egg, and then rolled in the bread crumbs. Finally, it’s placed on a meat rack on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet.
I didn’t have a meat rack, so I used a cooling rack instead. I did have some issues with the ground beef sinking into the cooling rack a bit, but they still turned out well.
And then into the oven they go, turning them every 15 minutes.
This was very good, but I thought the spices were a bit overkill. I could have done with half of what they asked for. They also turned out a bit dry.
This actually wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, but it does require a lot of steps and covering the eggs in meat can have its challenges.
Cost: Average / Expensive
You’ll need to purchase eggs, ground beef (and/or pork), breadcrumbs, and a variety of spices. Make sure you check the amounts needed for this recipe before you go grocery shopping, because the recipe calls for a larger than typical amount!
Though the ingredients list says only 1 raw egg is needed, this recipe actually calls for 2 raw eggs. It also suggests serving with hot mustard, which is not listed in the ingredients list either.