Scotch Egg 2
by Jane Faux, Fiona McRonald, George Faux for £9.53
23rd May 2006
Pages: 1 2
12 large (free range) eggs
2 packs of breadcrumbs (200g)
1.5kg of sausagemeat (mmmmm sausagemeat)
1 scotch egg for comparison
Total Cost - £9.53
Estimated Calories - 5000
So, sadly I am one for the more obscure websites in the world, recently I was telling my friend about a truly pointless website and he countered with pimpmysnack.com. Hooked instantly I immediately informed my friends, posted on various discussion boards and… told the wife.
Now my wife is a little bit of a cookery nut and it didn’t help that she was being egged (sorry) on by her equally insane friend. I myself am more of a partaking than construction person but I have in the past raised my love of meat and hence a giant scotch egg was born.
Fig 1. The ingredients:
So as to method… an ostrich egg was mooted though it was eggstremely (I will stop) eggpensive (no really, that’s the last). So the mad women (I think a fair description) decided they would make the egg themselves by combining many eggs into a single giant egg.
This would involve separating the whites and the yolk and then somehow (like they had a clue - they were making it up as they went along) combine them into one super egg.
Ok, the story now gets a little complicated (my idea is a little sketchy because my friend and I got a little bored and started playing the xbox360) however from interviewing the main participants I think they did this….
1. Got two identically sized plastic bowls
2. Put them in saucepans full of boiling water and then coated the insides with egg white to the depth where the yolk would go, keeping it moving with barbeque tongs (not that women should be allowed to wield these)
Fig 3. Making the egg:
3. Then placed a jam jar inside to make an indentation for the yolk
4. After that filled up the space around the jar with more white.
Fig 4. Random Jar endeavours