I originally planned to make Scotch eggs during the summer. In Britain they are considered the equivalent of our fried chicken - perfect picnic fare. They are also good to take on hikes because they are small and high in protein. But it was one of those things that I never got around to until now. I was going through the freezer and found the Italian sausage I had bought for the project. Thawed it out, cooked some eggs, and finally got down to it.
Scotch eggs are traditionally made with a breakfast type sausage or get ground pork and season it yourself. You encase a hard boiled egg with the sausage, roll in bread crumbs, and deep fry it.
I used turkey Italian sausage and rolled them in the panko crumbs I got as swag at the Foodbuzz Festival. Quick and easy.
Easy Scotch eggs
1 lb of sausage of your choice
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
Encase the hard boiled eggs in sausage. Roll in bread crumbs. Deep fry in oil until sausage is cooked, about three minutes per egg. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot or cold.