I've been surfing the web checking out paleo recipe sites and have seen mention of Scotch Eggs. Evidently, they're a common treat at UK convenience stores and picnic fare. I've never seen them in the US, but when you wrap things in meat, they can only get better. As they're supposed to be breaded and deep-fried, I had to change a few things to make them paleo friendly.
Last night, I hard boiled the eggs and made my sausage mixture. It took a while to wrap the eggs in the sausage and don't forget, they need to be peeled first. The scotch eggs need to refrigerate for at least an hour, but I let them chill overnight.
|Scotch eggs waiting to chill - picture by Heather|
I took a head of cauliflower and chopped it finely with the food processor. In a pan with butter and olive oil (yes, I was channeling Ree Drummond here), I fried up the cauliflower crumbs. They browned nicely and had a good crispness.
After 20+ minutes of baking (and they might have been a little red on the inside), I had a tray of Scotch Eggs.
I made my own sausage mixture of ground pork and turkey and spices (from the recipe) but I think that this could be made with chorizo or with some kind of chopped up bacon "sausage." I'm going to have to check out what sausages might be available that I could use for a different flavoring outer shell.