There is nothing more simple than a Scotch Egg. Well maybe a hard boiled egg itself. We have discovered that Scotch Eggs go wonderfully with Hot Fruit Salad. The sweetness of the salad needs something to cut that sweetness and the salty savoriness of the Scotch Eggs needs something sweet, preferably gooey. A Brunch Marriage. Over the years we have enjoyed the usual breakfast casseroles but we do come back to the Scotch Egg for its ease and presentation.
Scotch Eggs are usually deep fried but I like to bake them in a very hot oven. These little meal in ones are also great for picnics or the lunch box. There is really no recipe other than putting sausage and an egg together then baking. Simple.
Divide sausage into 6 portions and flatten between palms. Carefully wrap each egg smoothly and completely with the sausage. Place them on a foil lined, shallow pan. Bake at 450° for 15-17 minutes, or until browned through. Drain on paper towels. Slice each in half and serve on a pretty platter along side Hot Fruit Salad or warmed Chunky Apple Sauce. Makes 12 halves. Serves 6-10.
Note- I always check one for doneness. Mine were slightly pink at 15 minutes but 2 minutes more and they were perfect. All ovens vary, so check to make sure all pink is gone.
Tomorrow in BRK- Brunch Part IV: Yeast Biscuits. They are light and fluffy, easy to freeze, and fuss free. Have as many as you want, when you want.