Carol's Pasture Raised Eggs

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Snack/Appetizer

Scotch Eggs (see the video)

Makes 6 servings

These crisp-crusted, sausage-wrapped eggs are a favorite in British pubs, and they’re also perfect tailgate food.  Thanks to crunchy panko crumbs, there’s no need to deep-fry them the traditional way. The optional dry mustard gives them a little extra kick. Serve them hot, warm, or cold with some honey mustard for dipping (or make your own Sriracha Mayo by stirring a few squirts of Sriracha or other hot sauce into mayonnaise).  Double the recipe if you’ve got a crowd.  Note:  If your sausage meat is fairly fatty, the meat coating may split open a little as the eggs bake. No worries—they’re just as beautiful and tasty. Just call them “Hatching Eggs!”

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork or turkey breakfast sausage
  • 6 large eggs, hard-cooked and peeled
  • 1½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons dry mustard (optional)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Divide sausage into 6 equal pieces, and flatten each into a 4-inch round.

In a small shallow bowl, mix the flour and optional mustard. Roll each hard-cooked egg in the flour mixture, then place it on a sausage patty and carefully shape the sausage around the egg to cover it completely.

Dip each into the beaten egg, then roll in the bread crumbs to coat.  Place on a baking sheet and bake until the sausage is no longer pink, about 30 minutes.  Serve immediately or let cool and refrigerate.