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Baked Scotch Eggs – Gebackene Schottische Eier

Posted on | September 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Baked Scotch Egg by Baltic Maid

A Scotch Egg is a hard-boiled egg wrapped in meat. The British invented this delicious recipe but much to my dismay it is usually deep fried. Not that I dislike deep fried food but for two reasons I stay away from this. Number one, I hate the splattering oil, the smell (and smoke, at times), the clean-up… It’s just a mess. Well, at least when I cook… :-P  And number two involves health issues. Deep-fried food is tasty however, I have to admit this but when there is an option of baking instead of deep frying I usually go with baking.

Since I never had a Scotch Egg before I cannot tell you the difference in taste between a deep fried and baked Scotch Egg. Since these eggs are often eaten as picnic food they would be eaten cold. I can imagine there might not be too much of a difference in taste when eaten cold but what do I know… :-P I do know that I enjoyed these Scotch Eggs warm and cold.

Baked Scotch Eggs

Ingredients

  • 2-3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • flour
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 raw egg, lightly beaten
  • breadcrumbs
  • ½ lb ground meat or sausage meat, I used ground meat
  • mixture of fresh or dried herbs, I used dried basil, oregano and rubbed sage

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F / 204°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place some flour on plate number one and season it with salt and pepper. The raw egg will be put onto plate number two. And the third plate will be for the breadcrumbs.

Season the ground meat with salt, pepper, and herbs. Depending on the size of the eggs, you can make two to three Scotch eggs with the amount of meat. Divide the meat into 2 to 3 portions. Lightly dust your hands with flour to make it easier to work with the wet meat. Take one meat portion and flatten it in your hand into an oval shape. Place a hard-boiled egg in the centre of the meat and wrap the meat around pinching it together at the seam. Then smooth out the meat ball making sure the egg is covered entirely with the meat. Place the meat-covered egg on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Take one meat-covered egg and roll it in the flour mixture, tapping off any excess flour. Next roll it in the egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs making sure it is entirely covered in breadcrumbs. Place the egg on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining eggs.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the meat is done. Scotch eggs can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. Guten Appetit!

Recipe slightly adapted from Edible Ireland

Gebackene Schottische Eier

Zutaten

  • 2-3 hart gekochte Eier, geschält
  • Mehl
  • Salz, Pfeffer
  • 1 rohes Ei, leicht verquirlt
  • Semmelmehl
  • 230 g Hackfleisch
  • Mix aus frischen oder getrockneten Kräutern; ich habe getrockneten Basilikum, Oregano und Salbei verwendet

Zubereiting

Den Backofen auf 400°F / 204°C vorheizen. Ein Backblech mit Backpapier belegen.

Ein wenig Mehl auf den ersten Teller geben und mit Salz und Pfeffer würzen. Das verquirlte Ei auf einen zweiten Teller und das Semmelmehl auf einen dritten Teller geben.

Das Hackfleisch mit Salz, Pfeffer und Kräutern würzen. Abhängig von der Grösse der Eier, kann man kann entweder 2 oder 3 schottische Eier mit der angegebenen Fleischmasse herstellen. Das Hackfleisch in 2 bis 3 gleich grosse Portionen aufteilen. Mit leicht bemehlten Händen eine Fleischportion in eine flache, ovale Form drücken. Ein hart gekochtes Ei in die Mitte geben und komplett mit Fleisch umhüllen. Beiseite legen und die Schritte mit den restlichen Eiern wiederholen.

Die mit Fleisch umhüllten Eier in Mehl wälzen und extra Mehl leicht abklopfen. Anschliessend die Schottischen Eier in dem verquirlten Ei und dann dem Semmelmehl wälzen. Die Eier auf das Backblech legen.

Für 25 bis 30 Minuten im Backofen backen oder bis das Fleisch gar ist. Schottische Eier können warm, kalt und bei Zimmertemperatur gegessen werden. Sie sind bei den Briten bei Picknicks sehr beliebt. Guten Appetit!

Rezept leicht abgwandelt von Edible Ireland

Comments

2 Responses to “Baked Scotch Eggs – Gebackene Schottische Eier”

  1. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com
    September 5th, 2013 @ 20:53

    What an interesting dish! So British! Love it!

  2. BalticMaid
    September 10th, 2013 @ 06:45

    @ Julia: Thanks :-)

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