Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Scotch Egg

British food tends to have a reputation. 

Some love it, but some hate it. 

I'm one of those people that secretly love British food - black pudding aside…

One of the things that I have always questioned was the Scotch Egg. I've been questioning what this food item is since I studied abroad in 2010, and up to a few days ago, I had yet to try one. 

This all changed when I read a Time Out article about the Scotch Egg, and well, what is inside it! According to the blurb in the Time Out article, the Scotch Egg was invented by Fortnum & Mason back in 1738.  It's essentially egg inside a sausage….Time Out notes that the scotch part has fallen off the bandwagon. 

The Food in Question: a Scotch Egg
So, I investigated. I picked up a package from my local Sainsburys along with other food as I was skeptical of making this a main part of my dinner. The package said it was already fully cooked, so I went the cold route. Side note, I was lazy that evening and turning on the oven was too much. 

The first bite…all meat. Not bad at all. Tasted like sausage and breadcrumbs.

Second and third bite? Same.

The egg
It took quite some time to get to the egg.

All in all, I ate it. All of it. 

It's not something that I would add to my diet everyday or even have one every week. It's up there in the foods that I'll eat if I have to (sausage rolls, pasties, etc).

Have you tried a Scotch Egg? What weird foods do you love?

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