Make the perfect picnic snack from scratch using our easiest ever scotch egg recipe for a perfectly cooked yolk and crunchy breadcrumb coating
- Serves: 6 persons
- 6eggs, at room temperature
- 6good quality pork sausages
- sage, finely chopped to make 1/2 tbsp
- parsley, finely chopped to make 1/2 tbsp
- 4tbsp plain flour
- 1egg, beaten
- 100g breadcrumbs
- groundnut oil, for deep frying
Step 1Drop the eggs into boiling water. Cook for 8 minutes, then rinse under cold water and leave in cold water for 10 minutes to cool completely. Peel.
Step 2Strip the skins from the sausages, then mix with the sage and parsley and season well. Divide the mixture into 4, then flatten each into a circle on 6 pieces of clingfilm. This will make it easier to form around the eggs.
Step 3Dust the peeled eggs with flour then sit each on the sausagemeat. Use the cling film to mould the sausagemeat around each egg, ensuring there are no gaps.
Step 4Roll each sausage covered egg in flour, then the beaten egg, then breadcrumbs. Repeat with the beaten egg and breadcrumbs to make a double coating. Chill until ready to cook.
Step 5Heat groundnut oil, no more than 1/3 deep in a pan, to 180C. Cook the eggs for 5-6 minutes, turning a few times until golden and crisp.