Monday, 15 August 2011

Halal Scotch Eggs Recipe

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Here's a recipe which I found on the facebook group "Ramadan Recipes". They may have been a favourite party snack for many reverts. Shop bought scotch eggs contain pork meat so here is an alternative in which you use halal chicken/beef/sheep mince instead:

{{From User: Moony Moody}}

Scotch Eggs recipe:
...I brought back to my table a dish I haven’t made for ages. Although they are called “Scotch eggs”, these super duper little hard-boiled eggs (wrapped in spiced minced meat, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried) are not originally from Scotland. They were first made or invented in London. And here is the recipe to make about 8 – 10 eggs, according to egg size.

8 L eggs
1 Kg minced meat (better to use beef)
1 Large onion very finely chopped
Salt – Pepper – Nutmeg to taste
1 TB parsley finely chopped
Flour – Egg – Breadcrumbs for coating

Let’s get started :) Put enough water with 1 TB salt and some vinegar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Gently place the eggs, so they do not break, and boil for 7 minutes. Drain and cool them under running water then remove the shells.
As the eggs cool down, let’s prepare the wrapping. Get the meat in a large bowl. Add the onions, parsley and spices, and mix all well. It’s better to use a food processor at this point to get all the stuff incorporated together. Otherwise, you have to make sure that your onions and parsley are VERY finely chopped and combined WELL with the meat. Divide the mixture into 8 balls large enough to wrap the eggs.

Let’s get cooking :) Get 3 dishes for the coating stuff. Season the flour and egg with a dash of salt and pepper. Bring the boiled eggs and meat mixture. Take 1 meat ball and flatten it like a patty. Get an egg and dust it well with flour then remove any excess. Put the egg in the middle of the meat and gather the meat corners to evenly wrap the egg. MAKE SURE THE MEAT IS ENOUGH TO WRAP THE EGG WELL WITHOUT THE NEED TO STRETCH IT; OTHERWISE IT WILL BREAK UP WHILE FRYING. Repeat the same steps till you’re done with all the eggs.
Frying time. Put enough vegetable oil in your pan or deep fryer and heat on medium till 180 C. Meanwhile get the egg balls, dust each lightly with flour, and roll in egg then in breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Shape to get the egg look. If you’re pan frying, make sure each side is well cooked. When done, remove and drain on paper towel.

Serving time :) When the eggs cool down, cut each in half and bend a parsley stem to dig in each half to make it look like a basket handle. Serve over a bed of parsley, lettuce and French fries for garnish.

The original recipe calls to use ANY sausage meat instead of minced, but I never did it this way. I like to use my own minced meat for health reasons :)
ENJOY and tell me your feedback if you’ll try this dish.

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  1. MashaAllah they look good, But to to be honest when you are fasting porridge looks good! lol Nice blog by the way mashaAllah!

  2. ooh interesting! i wanna try these out inshaAllah! Thankyou for sharing!

    Check out my blog and I'd be grateful if you could follow me, I'm new on the scene alhamdulillah!

    salaam! x


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