The cooking of ethic dishes usually involves other parts of Europe other than the United Kingdom, but in the case of the Scotch egg, this can serve as a popular appetizer for parties and other get-togethers. The snack is something that remains very popular in all areas of Great Britain and is a staple of many pubs in those countries.
The amount of time to make this item, which has been described as a hard-boiled egg within a meatball, is approximately 45 minutes and can serve eight people. Preparation takes 25 minutes, with cooking lasting about 20 more minutes.
To begin, place within a large bowl a combination of the following items: one pound of raw ground beef, two cloves of minced garlic, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and some salt and pepper. One they’re all situated in the bowl, mix them together thoroughly.
The subsequent mixture of the other products and the meat should then be formed into four patties that are approximately the same size. A hard-boiled egg should then be placed in the middle of each patty before then forming a meatball with the combination of meat and egg.
Each meatball should then be rolled in three tablespoons of flour, followed by a raw egg before finally adding a cup of panko bread crumbs. One by one, they should then be fried in vegetable oil for about one minute for each side.
When each of the four meatballs is done, they should be placed on a baking tray and placed in an oven. There, they should be baked from between 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
During the course of the baking process, a dip should be created using a combination of one tablespoon each of sour cream, Dijon mustard and lemon juice, and two tablespoons of mayonnaise.
Once the meatballs have been baked, they can be sliced into quarters or halves, depending on how many people are at the particular event. They are flexible enough to be served either hot or cold and are considered something that might be added in conjunction with any St. Patrick’s Day event.
Within the United Kingdom, pubs aren’t the only areas where this item is popular. Those going on picnics have favored this since it was first created in the 18th Century.
Some American pubs with a British theme to them already serve this item. However, they tend to have an Americanized slant to them, with the dip consisting of hot sauce or ranch dressing. Other places to sample this food tend to be at a state fair or one of the many Renaissance Festivals that take place across the country.