This is a great recipe for a Scotch Egg. Growing up the Czech republic, we did not have these and I just fell in love with them when I came over. However, homemade Scotch egg will always beat any supermarket bought one and is great to take on picnics!

You need:

4 eggs at room temperature

350g minced pork +150g minced chorizo chopped

bunch of fresh chives

100g plain flour

2 eggs

100g fresh breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon sweet paprika


Pop the 4 eggs into a cold water, bring up to boil and take off the heat

Cover with a lid and leave to stand for 4 minutes, peel

Mix the meats and chives

Separate the meat mixture into 4, flatten in the palm of your hand

Wrap each egg in the mixture

Place the flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs into separate bowls

Add the sweet paprika into the bowl of breadcrumbs and combine well

Lightly coat the eggs in meat in the flour, then dip into the egg followed by the breadcrumbs

Pop them back into the eggs and then breadcrumbs again (to give them a really crispy crust)

Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to set and then deep-fry on 160C for 10 minutes

Enjoy with some green leaves