Smoked Scotch eggs

With pickled beetroot.
 
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Recipe from: 14 September 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 8
    eggs
  • 500
    g
    sausage meat
  • 50
    g
    bread crumbs
  • 1
    tsp
    smoked paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 200
    g
    plain flour
  • 1
    packet panko bread crumbs
  • PICKLED BEETROOT:
  • 1
    kg
    small to medium-sized raw beet-roots
  • 100
    g
    caster sugar
  • 150
    ml
    white wine vinegar
  • 4
    Tbs
    water
  • 2
    tsp
    whole coriander seeds
  • 1
    tsp
    mustard seeds
  • 2
    Tbs
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

In the kitchen:
Begin with the pickled beetroots.  Scrub the beetroots  and wrap each in a piece of foil. Then cook on the grill
(see below).
In a saucepan, bring the sugar, vinegar and water to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer  gently, stirring for 2 minutes  until all the sugar  has dissolved.  Turn off the heat – then add the coriander,  mustard  seeds and balsamic vinegar.

When the beetroots  are cooked – peel them and grate with a cheese  grater. Then carefully  pour the hot vinegar mixture over the beetroot  and leave to cool uncovered. Once cooled, pour olive oil over it. Continue with the eggs. Very carefully place 6 eggs in a pan of simmering water and cook for 4 minutes.
Once cooked, take the eggs out and plunge into a large bowl of cold water. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then peel them.

In a bowl, mix the sausage  meat with the normal bread crumbs, paprika, salt and pepper. Combine well. Take an A4 size sheet of cling film and make a thin square patty from the mixture, measuring 12x12 cm. Place a peeled egg in the centre of the patty and gather up the cling film, bringing all corners of the patty together and enveloping the egg. Discard the cling film and even out the sausage meat gently by hand
making sure there are no holes or gaps. Repeat with the other 5 eggs.

Put the flour in a bowl, 2 eggs in another bowl and the panko bread crumbs in a third bowl. Beat the eggs. Gently coat the meat-wrapped eggs in flour, one at a time. Transfer to the beaten egg and immerse. Finally, coat the entire surface thoroughly in panko bread crumbs.

Equipment:

Grill basket, griddle or pan, handful wood chips-e.g cherry or mesquite.

At the barbecue:

Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat – approx. 180 °C.
Cook the beetroots  (wrapped in foil) for 1 hour. Remove them and allow to cool for a few minutes. Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat – approx. 200 °C.
Place the scotch eggs in a grill basket and put it on the grate. Add a large handful of wood chips on the grate directly over the heat. Close the lid and let it smoke for 15-20 minutes – or until the sausage  meat has reached and sustained a temperature of 75 °C and the eggs are golden brown. Serve hot with the pickled beetroot.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Weber.

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