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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Recipe: Grain-Free Scotch Eggs

An egg. Wrapped in sausage. Fried. Boom, you got a Scotch Egg! I became intrigued by making a grain-free version of these, traditionally Scotch Eggs are coated in bread crumbs. Serve it with a side salad and veggies and you have a great little low sugar meal! Atkins, Paleo, Belly Fat Cure - doesn't matter what you call it, this one is great for them all. I made up a spicy mustard sauce with horseradish to serve with them. Wouldn't they be fun for a party or as an appetizer?






Grain-Free Scotch Eggs:
Ingredients:
  • 7 boiled and peeled eggs
  • uncooked/raw ground sausage
  • cooking oil
  • Pink of salt & pepper on each egg
  • chopped jalapenos (optional!)
How To:
Make a flat circle of sausage, like a large patty. Place the peeled boiled egg in the center and wrap the sausage all around the egg. Smooth it around and make sure the egg is not showing.



The Oil:
Your oil needs to be consistently about 190 degrees Celsius. If it's too low your food will get all greasy and too hot and it will smoke and burn (for some reason my husband is an oil expert, who knew?) I don't like to fry things with oil, so I didn't much and needed to roll them around to get all sides cooked. How long you cook the egg depends on how thick the sausage around the egg is. The thicker the sausage, the longer you cook. I made the mistake on the first one to take it out too quickly. It looked completely cooked on the outside so I thought it was done, but once I cut it open the sausage directly around the inside of the egg was still very raw. You don't want to eat raw sausage. My advice is to give it a little more time on all sides once it looks done.

Years ago I worked with proud Scot. He used to regal me with stories while we tried to work about how all these famous, important people in history were Scottish. When he claimed Benjamin Franklin was Scottish, I adamantly claimed he was American. I was living and working in Sydney, Australia at the time and I looked around for backup support, but our co-workers didn't even know WHO we were arguing about. The next day he brought a little book basically titled "Everyone's Scottish" or something and tied back the ancestry of notable people to Scotland. It was funny, Scottish men have a great sense of humor.
Scotch Eggs! Yum

17 comments:

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    1. Let me know if you make it! They were really fun and good, but a little trouble with the oil

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  2. So very cool! I saw it on your low sugar board and was hoping you would make it!

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  3. looks yummy
    nicole

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  4. Thanks for the new recipe-take care

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  5. These look so fun, I'll have to try them! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hmmm....interesting;) I love sausage, I love eggs, and I loved fried food!

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  7. LOL!! And, wow, those eggs sounds tasty! I wonder if you could bake them instead, or if they would take too long to cook? It just seems like overkill to deep fry sausage.

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  8. What the heck? Amber, I posted that last comment. Dawn

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    1. I thought about it too, but then I was Id already changed them too much. What about just cooking it in a skillet w/o the oil? Strangely they werent oily tasting, but Ill give that a try next time. I dont ever fry stuff so I didnt like that part for sure!

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  9. Sounds like a tasty treat. Since i just got around to making the flaxseed muffin, it will probably be about a year until I can try these. On the 'to do' list!! Hugs from me to you!

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  10. Easter is coming...could be a fun one to try. My Scottish Dad has that humour you mention...wish I did!

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  11. Amber, thought I'd add a BFC approved food here, it is not grain free(I do not know how I can e-mail you). It only has 4.4g carbohydrates for one wafer and no sugar at all.Can you review the following on your blog maybe? Go to www.garavogue.ca/poppers. I have not tried one yet,just read about it now. It lists Canadian sources, hopefully you can get it in the U.S.

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  12. Cyndicotton@Gmail.com.
    Lost 33pds lots of question's Jorge???????

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  13. Jorge cruise please reply?!!!!!!!!

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  14. Cyndicotton@Gmail.com.
    Lost 33pds lots of question's Jorge???????

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