If you haven’t my interview with Emma of Paleo with Mrs P, check it out now. Diagnosed with diabetes just before her eighteenth birthday, Emma shares her story of how a paleo diet calmed her symptoms, as well as making her feel happier and healthier. Her website Paleo with Mrs P is dedicated to simple, healthy, nutritious recipes which are free from dairy, gluten, grains and refined sugar. Today she is sharing her recipe for Paleo Scotch Eggs – how good do they look!
Simple Paleo Scotch Eggs
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
These scotch eggs are so simple to make and are meaty, filling and flavoursome. They would also be amazing cold, for a picnic or even in a lunch box. The ones I made were huge, so you could easily halve the recipe to make four smaller ones.
- 6 sausages (de-skinned, 100% organic meat – if possible)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp sage
- 1 pinch pepper
- 2 tbsp ground almonds (I use the almond meal left over from my almond milk recipe)
- 100g mixed seeds
- 6 large eggs + 1 egg (whisked in a separate bowl)
- Turn oven on to 180°c
- Place 4 large eggs in to boiling water for 6 minutes (medium eggs: 5 minutes, small eggs: 4 minutes). Take off heat and place in to ice-cold water whilst you carry on with the rest of the preparations
- In to a blender place the almond meal, pinch of salt and mixed seeds, blitz until coarse and crumbly, place aside
- In to the blender place all sausage meat (make sure to de-skin beforehand), spices, salt and pepper, blend until fully combined and sticky
- Peel the cold eggs, gently (as they will still be soft-boiled)
- Now break sausage mixture in to 6 balls. Using the palm of your hand create a “cup”, flat patty shape. Place one egg into the middle and work the sausage mixture around it making sure to fully seal all the sides
- Now dip the ball in to the egg mix (1 whisked egg) and fully cover smoothing all the sides (this is how your meat and egg will stay bound)
- Roll the ball straight in to the mixed seeds / almond mixture
- In to a shallow frying pan over high heat heat up about 1/2 cup olive oil and place scotch egg in to the oil. Brown each side for around 1-2 minutes until golden brown, then place on to a baking sheet and bake for 5 – 6 minutes
- Serve straight away with homemade chutney, rocket and avocado
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The only major thing I do differently for this recipe is, I roll the soft boiled eggs in almond flour mixed with a little bit of white pepper and salt before covering them in meat. It helps to adhere the meat to the egg easier.
And adds a layer of flavor.
Also, sometimes baked instead of fried.
OOOOOoooo! I can hardly wait to try this recipe!!
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