We don’t mean to alarm you, but apparently a Scotch Egg doesn’t actually involve scotch. What a farce. What a disappointment. It’s basically the equivalent of ordering a gin martini and receiving something that doesn’t include any gin. Finding this out is like finding out that the Easter Bunny doesn’t exist, and that everyone else was in on it, and the joke is on you. And that Cadbury Crème Eggs aren’t actually eggs, and aren’t laid by bunnies.
We don’t even know what’s real anymore.
Anyways, whatever the background story of Scotch Eggs is (we don’t care enough to look into it, what with the lack of Scotch Whiskey and all), we do know that those sausage-lined egg things are the cat’s meow. They’re strange, surprise treasure bites. They are goddamn delicious
Smokin' Scotch Eggs Recipe
4 hardboiled eggs
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1 pound sausage of your choice
Step 1: Assemble your ingredients and preheat the grill to medium-high heat
Step 2: Peel your eggs. They don’t have to be perfect, so get over it.
Step 3: Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs in a small bowl; set aside.
Step 4: Remove the sausage casings and discard. Discard the casings, not the meat. Unless you have a thing for sausage casings… in that case, do what you need to do.
Step 5: Divide the sausage into four equal portions.
Step 6: Flatten each portion of sausage into a ½ inch thick patty. Top with an egg, wrap the meat around the egg and smush it all together to cover the egg entirely.
Step 7: Dip the sausage-covered egg in the cheese-breadcrumb mixture, turn to coat.
Step 8: Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the remaining meat and eggs, and place them all in a grilling basket. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Step 9: Soak your desired wood chips in hot water for about 20 minutes. Transfer the chips to a smoker box, and place them on the preheated grill.
Step 10: When the wood chips start to get smoky, place the basket with the scotch eggs on the grill. Rotate the eggs every now and then so they cook evenly.
Step 11: After about 20 minutes (or when the sausage is cooked through and the outside is brown), remove the eggs from the grill and transfer them to a serving dish.
Step 12: Look at that beautiful combination of ingredients. Look at it! Think about it. If you used breakfast sausage on these things, it would basically be breakfast all in one place. Eggs. Sausage. Bread (crumbs). Cheese. Perfection, no?