Mini Scotch Eggs & Hiking

I’m planning hikes again! I know there are a lot of die-hards who never stop hiking, but this year I’m just not one of them. Today we had rain showers mixed with snow, a bit of hail, etc. But, by Saturday, I’m hoping we will have a drier day so I can get out there!

Meanwhile, I’ve had a wonderful idea: I could make delicious foods for the hikes. It doesn’t have to be trail mix and Slim Jims! No, I’m going to go nuts with this. My first tester (these were actually made for Easter) are tiny scotch eggs. If you’ve never had them, they’re a British food that takes a boiled egg and covers it with sausage and breadcrumbs, and then you deep fry or bake them. What’s not to love!?

A local Irish pub serves them as an appetizer, but because it’s really too much with a normal egg plus sausage, they use quail eggs. I love them! So, I went to the local butcher and got some quail eggs and breakfast sausage.

The quail eggs are not cheap, but they are so beautiful and really, just the perfect size for scotch eggs.

Look at the colors and spots! So cute!

As I put them in to boil, a couple floated up to the surface. I took those out immediately, as eggs should never float. That indicates a bad egg.

I mean, COME ON. Look at these things! They’re so cute! And the inside of the shell is a pretty light blue.

I covered them in sausage…

and rolled them into a ball. I couldn’t do it properly while holding the phone, so with this one I rolled it on the butcher paper.

I didn’t bread them, except for four at the end. As soon as they were coated in sausage, I put them in a large pan.

As they cook, the sausage shrinks a bit and sometimes some of the egg is exposed. It’s okay. It’s still delicious!

Terrible, blurry picture, wonderful tasting scotch egg. Serve this with a nice, spicy mustard for ultimate enjoyment! By the way, these were a couple of the ones I did actually bread. I don’t mind it either way, so I probably just won’t bread them in the future. This will be an easy, fun, and delicious snack for hiking!

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

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