Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

gluten free scotch eggs
Hot Scotch Eggs
I had been planning on making these for a while, last night I finally got around to it. They were much quicker and easier to make than I had anticipated with a minimal cooking time, always a bonus!

This recipe made 6 Scotch Eggs, they're pretty filling, I managed 2 and a half but that was definitely my limit served with side veg.


300g Pork Mince
6 Quails Eggs
1 heaped teaspoon Thyme
1 heaped teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Paprika
Pinch of Chilli Powder
Generous pinch of Salt
1 Egg
2-3 heaped tablespoons Corn Starch
4-5 heaped tablespoons Hale &Hearty Breadcrumbs
Crisp n Dry or alternative Vegetable Oil for frying

  • Put the quails eggs into already boiling water and cook for 2 minutes on a rolling boil
  • Remove eggs with a slotted spoon, empty the pan and rinse both under cold water until cool to the touch
  • Put the eggs back into the pan
quails eggs
Quails Eggs
  • Take one egg and slightly tap on a hard surface
  • Now roll the egg across the flat surface with the palm of your hand
  • Turn the egg so the bottom is upright
  • Squeeze the bottom of the shell gently to locate the air bubble (you'll feel that it's soft) and peel at that point
  • Continue to peel until all the shell has been removed
  • Repeat with the other quails eggs
  • Put to one side
hard boiled quails eggs
Almost Perfect
  • Put the pork mince into a flat bottomed container
  • Add the thyme, onion powder, paprika, chilli powder and salt
  • Mash with a fork until the strands are broken down and you have a smooth consistency
seasoned pork mince
Egg Coating
  • Mix so that the herbs and spices are evenly coating the pork
  • Take a small handful of the pork mix and press flat into the palm of your hand
  • Take an egg and place in the center of the pork
  • close your hand gently to wrap the pork around the egg
  • Take more pork and press in gently into any uncovered egg
  • Shape into a ball and mold with your hands
  • Put to one side and repeat with the other eggs
scotch egg without breadcrumbs
Not A Meatball
how to make scotch eggs
Definitely Not Meatballs
  • Put some corn starch into a food bag, crack and whisk an egg in a bowl (add a pinch of salt) and put breadcrumbs into another
making scotch eggs
Organised Chaos
  • Put a coated egg into the corn starch and cover evenly
  • Shake off excess and place into the egg
scotch egg in egg wash
Cover Every Bit
  • Roll around with a fork and cover evenly
  • Take from the whisked egg and put into the breadcrumbs
breading the scotch egg
Bread Me!
  • Swirl the bowl around so that the coated egg gets an even coverage
  • Remove from the breadcrumbs and put to one side
  • Repeat with the other coated eggs
gluten free scotch eggs
Ready For Frying
  • Heat a large pan with oil in it
  • When the oil is hot, carefully add the scotch eggs
  • Cook for 4 - 4 1/2 minutes, turning if not fully covered by the oil
gluten free scotch egg
This last photo doesn't really do it justice because you can't see how beautifully the egg was set into the pork. It really worked out well but when you're hungry you've got to eat, photography comes second! You'll usually see great shots of the prepping of recipes on Free From G, once the food is cooked however, that's a different story, quick camera click then scoff!

There may seem like a lot of steps to this recipe but so long as you have everything to hand they are really quite simple to make and don't take long at all.

Gluten free Scotch Eggs, comforting, perfect picky food and great for upcoming Summer picnics!

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