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A Scotch egg in my lunchbox will make me very happy!

Posted on January 23, 2013 by in eggs, pork, rsg

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Scotch egg

A Scotch egg in my lunchbox will indeed make me very happy!  You see, although I love a good sandwich and have made and eaten more than my fair share of sandwiches in my lifetime, I do like an interesting lunchbox.

Little interesting nibbles  in small containers made me very happy as a child and still does. Believe it or not, I had my first Scotch Egg this holiday, yes, I waited almost half a century to try this delightful treat! I find it hard to believe that I had not a Scotch Egg sooner, I mean I love eggs, love sausage meat and who does not like deep-fried stuff. I certainly do! My first bite into the  Scotch Egg was every thing I had hoped it would be….. crunchy, salty, creamy and yes, a little greasy….. to delightful! A pity I could not handle a second one, they are quite filling!

Scotch eggs are perfect for lunchbox treats, because they are so filling. It keep the children satisfied for longer and I am sure event the sugar levels are a little more stable!

When I saw the recipe for Scotch Eggs on Inge Loker’s site Snap, Sizzle and Cook, I knew she had to come and pay us a visit in the RSG studio to share the recipe with us. I met Inge for the first time on Twitter where we shared a few hello’s, retweets and ideas, but it was only this past holiday that we met in real life…..totally unplanned, but such a good surprise! We had a MOB in Mossel Bay and it was just the most awkward thing that two strange families can meet up, have a milkshake and leave as good friends….. ok, so we talked a lot about food, maybe that too the edge off!

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This is what Inge has to say:

“Hospitality, with its adjacent attractions of preparing scrumptious, mouth-watering meals, exotic deserts coupled with cheese, good wine and hearty conversation is my undoubted passion.  It would be fair to say I was born for the kitchen. The very process of putting a meal on the table for, either family, friends or a social function is a sheer delight for me.  I am stimulated by the thought of what ingredients I need to buy: how I am going to “cobble” together the menu from starter to dessert right through to decorating the table is something that grips my imagination.

My earliest memory of cooking is the age of 9.  I loved spending time in the kitchen which is a passion that has stuck.  Years later and I’m even more passionate about food and the preparation thereof.  I decided to share my passion online about 18 months ago which is where my blog “Snap, Sizzle & Cook” was born.  I love trying new recipes that are challenging to me as I have no formal culinary training.  I also love writing my own recipes. ”

Inge has a passion to teach and empower young children to cook and after meeting her so briefly, I know her heart is in the right place and we are still going to hear and see much from her kitchen.

Scotch egg

SCOTCH EGG RECIPE – makes 4 Scotch Eggs

6 pork sausages (uncooked)
4 boiled eggs (shells removed)
15ml fresh thyme leaves
30ml wholegrain mustard
Canola oil for frying

Place the following in three separate bowls
150ml flour, 2 eggs (lightly beaten) and 150ml breadcrumbs

Remove the meat from the sausage casings and place in a bowl. Mix in the thyme, mustard and seasoning. Dust hands with flour, take an egg and start molding pork around the egg until well covered.  If hands get sticky from the pork then dust with more flour.  Ensure each egg is well covered in a thin layer of pork.

Roll the egg which at this stage is neatly wrapped in pork first into the flour, dust off excess flour then coat in egg and lastly roll in breadcrumbs. Fry in oil until golden and crispy.

Tomorrow morning just after the 9 o’clock news, I will be in my seat on RSG ready to share the recipe with you. I will also take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!


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4 Responses to “A Scotch egg in my lunchbox will make me very happy!”

  1. cloe 29 January 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    hey mom sounds yummy! At school commenting he he cloe-xox

  2. Wilma Maree 7 June 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Can I freeze this? How long will it stay fresh in the fridge?

    • nerinatimm 7 June 2013 at 10:44 am #

      I don’t think you can freeze this, have never tried it, maybe you must try one.

  3. evy 9 April 2014 at 4:01 am #

    Wow, my son will be happy to have lunch wth this food

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