Scotch Eggs

There are numerous stories about the origin of Scotch eggs – we like to believe the version that they were invented many years ago by Scottish farmers who needed cheap filling foods that they could take out to the fields without having to return home for lunch – Scotch eggs were the perfect ‘portable’ snack!

8-10mins
Makes 4
Moderate

Ingredients

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 250g (10oz) sausage meat*
  • 1tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, very finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 125g (4oz) Juvela Gluten-Free White Mix
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 125g (4oz) Juvela Gluten-Free White or Fibre Loaf, made into breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Method

    1. Place the eggs in a pan of cold water, place over a high heat and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for exactly 7 minutes for a hard boiled centre (or if you prefer your yolks a little runny in the centre, boil for 4 minutes).
    2. Remove from the heat, drain and cool the eggs under cold running water, then peel the shells.
    3. Mix the sausage meat with the thyme, parsley and spring onion in a bowl, and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    4. Divide the sausage meat mixture into four and flatten each piece between a piece of cling film using your hands or a rolling pin (try to keep it in a neat oval shape big enough to wrap around the egg).
    5. Place the GF White Mix on a plate, season well and roll each egg in the White Mix, then place each onto rolled sausage meat, and wrap around the egg, ensuring egg is completely covered.
    6. Dip each coated egg into the beaten egg and then roll in the gluten-free breadcrumbs to completely coat.
    7. Heat the oil in a deep pan (until it reaches approx. 160°C or you can test by popping a few breadcrumbs into the oil - they should sizzle and turn brown after 10seconds).
    8. Carefully submerge the eggs into the oil (using a slotted spoon or small frying basket), and cook for 8-10minutes until golden and crispy.
    9. Remove from the pan with the clotted spoon/frying basket, drain on kitchen roll, and allow to cool. Enjoy!