Mini Scotch Eggs With Quail Eggs

As the weather brightens up, a great way to beat the credit crunch and blow the doom and gloom from our thoughts, is to head out into the beautiful countryside with a picnic filled with lovely homemade treats including mini scotch eggs.

Mini Scotch Egg

Mini Scotch Egg

I have never made scotch eggs before, let alone mini scotch eggs, but I have to tell you they are extremely easy to make and definately worth it.

Ingredients

  • 9 quail eggs (I used my Hugo House quail eggs)
  • 500g pork sausagemeat
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 8 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
Mini Scotch Eggs Ready For The Oven

Mini Scotch Eggs Ready For The Oven

Method

  1. Boil the quail eggs for 2 and a half minutes to 3 minutes. Drain the eggs and run under cold water. Then remove the shells.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C or gas mark 6.
  3. Divide the sauagemeat into 9 pieces and roll into balls.
  4. Make an indent in the sausagemeat ball and put the quail egg inside and then pinch the sausagemeat together and roll into a ball shape. Repeat for each egg.
  5. Roll the sausagemeat ball in the flour, then dip in the beaten egg and finally roll the ball in the breadcrumbs. Repeat for each ball.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Can be served hot or cold. They will keep in the fridge for 2 days. Ideal for picnics and packed lunches, or serve them with a salad or mash potatoes and beans.

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