Scotch Eggs- Hangovers Done Right

(Updated)

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Maybe you had a liiiiitle too much fun last night. And you’re just rolling out of bed. Try a Scotch egg and it will change your life.  Oh and a multivitamin.

Via BonAppetit.com

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely crushed corn flakes
  • 7 ounces (3/4 cup) fresh breakfast sausage, casings removed (if necessary)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • Mustard
  • Special Equipment:

    A deep-fry thermometer

Preparation

  • Place 4 eggs in a small saucepan; add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 3 minutes. Carefully drain, then fill pan with ice water to cool eggs. Gently crack shells and carefully peel under cold running water. Place eggs in a bowl of cold water; cover and chill until cold. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
  • Place flour in a wide shallow bowl and crushed corn flakes in another wide shallow bowl. Divide sausage into 4 equal portions. Pat 1 portion of sausage into a thin patty over the length of your palm. Lay 1 soft-boiled egg on top of sausage and wrap sausage around egg, sealing to completely enclose. Repeat with remaining sausage and eggs.
  • Whisk remaining 2 eggs in a medium bowl to blend. Working gently with 1 sausage-wrapped egg at a time, dip eggs into flour, shaking off excess, then coat in egg wash. Roll in corn flakes to coat. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated, uncovered.
  • Attach a deep-fry thermometer to side of a large heavy pot. Pour in oil to a depth of 2” and heat over medium heat to 375°. Fry eggs, turning occasionally and maintaining oil temperature of 350°, until sausage is cooked through and breading is golden brown and crisp, 5–6 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer eggs to paper towels to drain. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve warm with mustard.

Happy 2013!

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