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Scotch Egg Recipe

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1lb sausage meat

5 hard boiled eggs, with shells removed

1 large raw egg

3oz approx of dry breadcrumbs

Pinch of mace, salt, freshly ground pepper

Small quantity of flour

1 tablespoon water


1. Dust the hard boiled eggs in a little flour 

2. Mix the mace, salt and pepper with the sausage meat and divide into five equal portions

3. Place on a floured surface. Wrap/mould the sausage meat round the egg, making sure there are no gaps

4. Beat the egg and water together and coat the meat-covered egg with this and then breadcrumbs (you may have to press the crumbs onto the meat) 
5. Deep fry in hot oil (360F/185C) taking care as you put the eggs into the oil 

6. Cook for about 5/6 minutes. If you don't have a deep fat fryer, they can be cooked in oil in a frying pan, turning frequently to ensure the meat is fully cooked

7. Drain and serve hot or allow to cool and keep in a refrigerator for a cold snack later

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