I love scotch eggs, freshly made ones not those mass produced things sold at supermarkets. I’ve wanted a scotch egg for ages but I’ve managed to make a lean version that is really simple to make, tasty and doesn’t need a deep fat fryer!
Ingredients for 1 serving
|267g||turkey thigh mince|
|95g||cherry tomatoes, sliced in half|
|48ml||sweet chilli sauce|
|149g||mixed salad leaves|
|salt and pepper|
(Example ingredient amounts given, adjust accordingly to your requirements)
- Pre-heat your oven to 190°C fan/400°F and line a baking sheet with non stick foil.
- Take a ramekin or 2 depending on your egg white amounts, and line them with clingfilm.
- To ensure no leaks, add a second layer of clingfilm to the lining.
- Using a little of your oil, grease the clingfilm and pour in the egg whites.
- Gather the sides of the clingfilm to form the pocket and seal with food clips or a good knot – the youtube video shows this.
- Put eggs into a pan of boiling water until the eggs are hard boiled (7-10 minutes should do it).
- Shell the eggs and set them aside.
- Using a food processor finely chop the parsley, spring onions, add the mince, salt and pepper and give the mixture a quick blitz.
- Divide the mince mixture to the number of eggs you have.
- Wet your hands and take one of the mince portions and flatten it in the palm of your hand.
- When it almost covers your hand, place one boiled egg in the centre and start to wrap the mince around the egg.
- It’s going to take a little patting and manipulation but with a little patience you’ll have what looks like a naked scotch egg in your hand and repeat for the other 2 eggs.
- Bake them for approximately 20 minutes until the mince is cooked through.
- When you’re happy that your chicks in blankets are cooked, take them out of the oven and leave to rest for a few minutes.
- Add the mixed salad leaves to the plate with the tomatoes and drizzle with the olive oil.
- Serve the chicks in blankets on top of the leaves, it’s up to you if you cut them up, and give them a drizzle with the sweet chilli sauce.
- For anyone following 2018 BC plans, use lean turkey or chicken breast mince.
- For anyone following older BC plans, make sure your mince is extra lean, less than 5% of fat per 100g.
- For those on 2018 BC plans, sweet chilli sauce is a swap for other side sauces provided you choose one with equivalent macros.
- Why not batch cook this recipe and have a portion ready for tomorrow too!