Friday, February 12, 2010

A Christmas Tradition

Since I can remember, every christmas eve my family gets together to make scotch eggs. What is a scotch egg? Its a heartattack in a ball, a deep fried sausage ball that is so unbelieveable, my mouth is watering thinking about them. I know it is the middle of Febuary and I said that theses are a Christmas tradition but time flies in college, so here they are now! This is really fun to get a lot of people involved since it's assembly line.

Scotch Eggs:

- 1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
- 1 large package of owens sausage(regular seasonings)
- 1 container of italian breadcrumbs
- 6 raw eggs beaten with milk ( just eyeball it)
- 1 cup flour with a tablespoon of both salt and pepper
- cookie sheet
- the biggest pot you have and lots of crisco!

Here is goes!
To begin set up each of the ingredients in an assembly line like so... Boiled eggs, flour, sausage patties, egg/ milk mixture, then breadcrumbs, cookie sheet.
Take a few of your hard boiled eggs and cover them in your flour mixture.
Then one at a time, take two sausage patties and wrap them around your floured egg.

Now take your sausage ball and dip it into the beaten egg then into the breadcrumbs. Repeat this step again: beaten egg, then breadcrumb making sure you get a good even coat.

and here is what it should look like after all the breading!

Now to the fryer! This part takes some trial and error. Too hot of oil will burn your egg before its cook and too cold with absorb too much oil. I would test the oil by dropping some breadcrumbs into the oil. If it burns up quick its too hot, if it doesnt sizzle its too cold. Good Luck!

Ta Da!!!! The finished product!!

Even though these might be a little time consuming, trust me they are well worth it! Plus they are great for a crowd we make about 40 every Christmas!