December 19, 2011

Scotch Eggs from Narnia

Last Christmas I received the most charming gift, The Narnia Cookbook. I love books! They are wonderful gifts that keep on giving, especially cookbooks. The Narnia Cookbook is such a treasure. It's full of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks and of course afternoon tea. Each page is adorned with magical illustrations and each recipe has a tale of an introduction.

I'm sad to say that this beautiful book is no longer in print. There have been rumors that a reprinting is in order but that has yet to happen. You might be lucky enough to find a copy out there on the web but unfortunately it will cost you a pretty penny.

When we opened one of the days on our Advent Calendar and it said breakfast for dinner I knew that I had to do something special and fun. I decided on a menu of Bacon Banana pancakes with Scotch Eggs and fresh fruit on the side. I knew that we already had all the ingredients for our breakfast for dinner but I actually hadn't made any of these dishes before. I remembered watching something on Food Network with Scotch Eggs and always wanted to try them. I was delighted when I discovered a recipe for them in my Narnia Cookbook.

According to the introduction these eggs are ABSOLUTELY delicious and filled with protein and vitamins. The author goes on to write that Dwarfs like to take cold Scotch Eggs with them when traveling and that they are easy to transport.

These eggs did not disappoint and are worth every single second of effort. The pancakes were divine too but I can't get into that right now. I can only handle one good thing at a time at this moment. Let's just say writing this post is challenging because the Scotch Eggs are all gone and my stomach is growling and a small, thin strand of drool is slowing sliding out between my lips. Okay it's decided I'll be making these again VERY soon. I hope you will try them too! They could be a wonderful addition to your Christmas morning breakfast.

Scotch Eggs from the Narnia Cookbook
Makes 6

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chilled
3/4 pounds sausage meat
1 uncooked egg
1 cup bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

1.) Divide the sausage meat into 6 portions, and press 1 portion around each egg to cover completely

2.) Beat the uncooked egg; then roll each sausage covered egg first in the beaten egg, then in the bread crumbs.

3.) Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a pan. The oil should be hot enough to brown a 1-inch cube of bread in 40-50 seconds. It should not be smoking hot. Add the eggs, turning them often to brown the meat and cook it thoroughly. If the oil begins to smoke, reduce heat slightly so the meat cooks completely while browning on the outside. 

4.) Drain on paper towels and serve hot. 

Season these with a little ground pepper and salt and it's a good time in your mouth.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those look really good! I of course will not make them - hate touching meat (I know I can use gloves and all) - but I will not mind if someone makes them for me. Yum!


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