Scotch Egg is a traditional British recipe that is served in almost every nook and corner of England. This egg recipe is basically prepared by coating soft boiled eggs with minced chicken along with a melange of spices and then deep fried in vegetable oil.
1/2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground rosemary
4 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon english mustard
100 gm panko breadcrumbs
black pepper as required
300 gm minced chicken
1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley
salt as required
50 gm all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon mace powder
1 cup vegetable oil
water as required
The first step is to boil the eggs. Put a large pan on high flame, add water in it and bring it to a boil. After a boil, add six eggs in it and boil them for about 5 minutes and then place them in ice-cold water. This will retain a runny yolk. Keep it in the cold water for at least 10 minutes.
Now prepare the covering for the egg by mixing together the minced chicken, coriander leaves, parsley, rosemary, mace powder and English mustard in a bowl. Season this with salt and pepper as per your taste. Knead it like a dough, until everything has mixed well. Divide this mixture into 6 equal parts and keep aside.
By now, the eggs are easy to handle, peel them and keep aside. Next, crack the remaining two raw eggs in a bowl with the milk and season with a little salt, beat them together until everything is mixed well. In another bowl, place the flour and add some salt and pepper.
Take a portion of the minced chicken mixture and spread it with your fingers until it is large enough to encase a single egg. Make sure to spread the flour on your working space so that the chicken mixture doesn’t stick.
To assemble the eggs one by one, roll one egg on the flour bowl and place it at the centre of the flattened minced chicken mixture. Gently encase the egg so that it is covered completely with the minced chicken. Then dip this covered egg in the flour, and then the egg-milk mixture, and finally with the breadcrumbs. Repeat this procedure once again to ensure that the boiled egg inside won’t burst out open. Do this with the remaining eggs.
Finally, heat the oil in a frying pan over high flame. When the oil is hot enough, add the eggs separately one by one. Fry these eggs till golden brown in colour. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with your favourite sauce.