A quick bite! Protein on the go or a sizzling snack, call what we may, it is the Scotch Egg that holds sway. Well, this wonderful eggy delight filled bellies way back during the Georgian era.
It was a London department store that claims to have invented this delicacy in 1738. However, the first printed Scotch egg recipe is strangely like the Mughal dish nargisi kofta. Termed “Narcissus meatballs” during the early 19th century, it was served with gravy.
The traditional Scotch egg is a boiled egg. It is wrapped with sausage meat and deep fried or baked after being rolled in bread crumbs. There are different variations of how scotch eggs are made. Regarded as picnic food, this traditional egg delight has not lost its appeal even after centuries. We Indians prefer to snack on them.
Before we discuss how to prepare a Scotch egg, let us tell you this is an easy recipe with no fanfare. You can serve it as an evening snack to your kids when they practically beg you to allow them to eat junk or add it as a tiffin box surprise.
There is no ultimate Scotch eggs recipe to follow avidly. However you make it, it is bound to be talked about when you make it with Licious classic eggs. But don’t use sausage meat in an Indian home; instead, opt for chicken or goat mince.
Why use Licious eggs?
The best homemade Scotch eggs recipe calls for Licious Classic Eggs. You will be satisfied to find those eggs looking fresh and perfectly white. It is heartening to learn that these eggs have been sourced from healthy hens that have been raised on bio-secure farms.
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Licious Goat Mince is perfect for this particular recipe. Fine-grained and evenly ground goat meat helps form the perfect coating for your Scotch Eggs.
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|Prep Time||25 minutes|
|Cook Time||10 minutes|
- 4 boiled Licious Classic Eggs
- 450 gms Licious Goat Mince keema
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- Salt - to taste
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- leaves fresh coriander chopped
- ½ cup Dry bread crumbs
- ½ cup Refined flour /all-purpose flour maida
- 1 Licious Classic Egg
- Fresh Mint Leaves for garnish
- Add oil to the pan
- Saute the chopped onion until it becomes translucent
- Stir in the ginger-garlic paste and blend with the onion
- Add the chili powder and garam masala powder to the paste
- Keep cooking until the oil separates from the mixture. You will find the oil rising to the surface
- Add salt to taste
- Remove the mixture from the pan and place it in a dry area to let it cool
- Once cool, add this mixture in a clean bowl and add the minced meat (keema) and coriander leaves in it and mix.
- Take another bowl. Beat an egg in it. Season with salt and keep aside
- Take a flat plate and spread the breadcrumbs and flour on it
- Take the bowl of the mince mixture and divide it into four equal portions
- Wrap a boiled egg with a part of the mince mixture
- Dip each egg wrapped with mince in flour to dust the surface
- Dip it in the beaten egg that was set aside
- Take a wok/frying pan and heat the oil
- Deep fry the wrapped eggs until they turn golden brown
- Garnish with mint leaves before serving
- Serve a dollop of ketchup, hot sauce, or mayonnaise on the side
You may bake the scotch eggs instead of frying them.
The eggs must be soft-boiled to enhance the taste.