I'm always looking for different ideas for recipes. So when a few years back I saw, in a magazine a recipe for scotch eggs with a difference I thought, "That's something I have to try". Well over the years the recipe has vanished and my version now is I think quite different from the original. The one thing I can say is its still a dish which is very popular. For my current version of this dish you will need.
400g (14oz) ( Pork Mince (lean)
1 tub Philadelphia Cheese
1 large Red Onion
1tsp Chilli Flakes (if you like things spicy)
250g (8oz)Porridge Oats
Pre-heat oven to 200o C,400oF Gas Mark 6Place a sheet of baking paper onto a tray or work top and then scatter a layer of porridge oats over it.
Divide the pork mince into 5-6 portions depending on how big you want your final scotch eggs to be
Mix the cheese with the finely chopped onions and add salt and pepper.
Now take a portion of the pork mince and flatten in your hands and place on the oats
Place a portion of the cheese onion mix into the centre of the pork as seen below.
Then carefully bring the edges of the pork together to form a ball. firm gently in the hands and roll in the oats so the ball is completely covered. Note there is no need to coat in raw egg as oats stick to the surface very well.
|The finished pork ball|
server with salad or chips or whatever you fancy. My husband actually enjoy them when they are cold sliced in crispy rolls