More meat than eggs Scotch Eggs

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  1. brad81

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    Eggs are good. Snags are good. Put them together and deep fry them, it's like having sex. BUT BETTER!

    I got given a bunch of quail eggs from my brother in law at easter, and after my 3.5yr old princess turning her nose up at some pretty awesome tiny fried eggs, I started hunting around for a few uses for these eggs.

    So here goes:
    20ish quail eggs (or I'm going to throw this out there and say 10-12 chook eggs)
    1kg chorizo (or your favorite flavoured snag (next time I'll use a coarser grade meat))
    flour
    breadcrumbs
    2 chook eggs beaten
    Smokey paprika added to the flour
    Vegetable oil for frying

    Start off by boiling water and add some salt. Lower eggs into the water, wait 6 mins and pull them straight out into the sink full of cold water. Spend next 45 mins swearing and peeling little eggs. Dry well in paper towel or tea towel.


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    Spend the next 10 or so mins removing the meat from the casings. Yes, I know what it looks like....


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    I found that about .66 of a snag was enough to form a pattie, but after eating I'd recommend about .5 or less. Form the pattie in your hand, and flatten with the blade of your other hand, place little tiny egglet in the pattie and roll that sucker up.


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    Get your flour/paprika combined in a bowl, 2 eggs whisked with a fork, and breadcrumb ready.


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    Fry station go!

    Left hand grab meaty ball, roll in flour, shake excess, pass to right hand.
    Right hand roll in egg, gently shake excess, roll in breadcrumb, LOWER GENTLY into hot oil, cook for about 6mins. I did mine in batches of 3.


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    Add fiery rooster death sauce, and open icy beer. Enjoy


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  2. broccoli

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    Yum, looks delish. Full marks for patience.
     
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    Is this legal? Can we somehow infuse bacon into this?
     
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    Can us left handers, start the other way round "Right hand grab meaty ball.." :tongue::tongue: seriously though looks great, have made scotch eggs with chook eggs before but never quail. Have used seasoning mix (stuffing) instead of breadcrumbs, adds that extra taste
     
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    Looking good!

    I might try this with the rest of kangaroo mince. I probably won't end up deep-frying them but I'll wrap them in glad and chill them for 45 min and pan fry them off. Should be good !:thumbup:
     
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    Looks good :)

    I'd never heard of Scotch eggs until I watched Heston Blumenthal make them, he kept his runny though. Can't wait to make some!
     
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    Challenge accepted!

    Not for a while though :D Need moar eggs.

    Thanks for the comments everyone, I like the idea of using the stuffing mix. If I had cornflakes, I would've used them in place of the breadcrumb I reckon.
     
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    Awesome. I have the eggs wrapped up in my roo meat chilling in the fridge.
    I'll probably end up oven baking these, 200C for 25-30min.
     
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    Damn it, now I want scotch eggs :(
     
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    That'd be healthier, safer, and quicker.

    OMFG - use ghee!!!
     
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    Fry them in duck fat? :D

    Heston's ones with runny yolk would be amazing.
     
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    They look awesome :D I'm chuffed you gave it a go!
     
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    Hahah yea :D

    They we're pretty big too, I ate each half in one mouthfull :leet:

    I had a second look at your photos, either your eggs are smaller than mine or you packed on the meat! Which one was it?
     
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    I used quail eggs mate, they're about the size of those small choc eggs you get by the bag. PITA to peel!
     
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    Awesome! I prepared my meatballs first thing in the morning and chilled them over the afternoon so I was sure they would keep in the oven; And they cooked nicely.

    I think next meatball I make needs to have oozing chilli cream or some melted cheese inside.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Yeah, after seeing Heston's, yours look way to overcooked :/
     
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    Instead of crumbing them, wrap in bacon, bake in oven for 30min at 180.
     
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    good effort but a scotch egg needs to be coated in breadcrumbs and deepfried . Yours are just a boiled egg wrapped in shredded meat
     
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    You are correct sir, They tasted good it was exciting cooking them up.

    I wasn't prepared to deep fry them and had success oven baking. I had fun supporting OP in his endeavours:thumbup:
     

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