A few years ago, I spent some time in the United Kingdom, and the local village butcher made the most delicious Scotch eggs. Until that time, I can’t recall ever having eaten them. I learnt during my frequent visits that, despite the name, it’s unlikely Scotch eggs are actually Scottish. They are eaten there though.
Traditionally, Scotch eggs are made by coating a boiled egg in pork sausage meat, rolling it in an outer crust of breadcrumbs, then deep frying. The process of mincing the meat to go around the egg is apparently called ‘scotching’.
Occasionally, I get a craving for them, and it’s so ridiculously easy to make them that I thought, “Why not?” and created my own. Enjoy!