Scotch Quail Eggs
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scotch egg

Author: Al-Be Farm

Ingredients:

  • 12 quail eggs
  • 3 thick sausages (can also use ground venison or other ground meat, if desired)
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 large free-range chicken egg
  • 4 oz (1/2 C) breadcrumbs
  • oil , for frying

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  2. Cook the eggs in boiling water for 2 minutes, then plunge into cold water and carefully peel.
  3. Squeeze the sausage meat into a bowl, discarding the skins, then add the thyme leaves.
  4. Beat the chicken egg in a shallow bowl, and place the breadcrumbs into another bowl.
  5. Divide the sausage mixture into 12 pieces, then shape around the quail eggs and carefully roll into a round.
  6. Roll each round in the beaten egg, then the breadcrumbs until fully coated.
  7. Very carefully heat 2 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350ºC and very carefully fry the scotch eggs in batches for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden.
  8. . Remove with caution and drain on kitchen paper, bake in oven for 5 minutes, then serve.
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