scotch eggs

Happy Mother’s Day!

One of the downsides of living in Baltimore is that I don’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. And admittedly I procrastinated getting my mom a Mother’s Day gift this year, partially because I was on the road every day for work and partially because she’s insanely hard to shop for. I finally found something on Thursday and rushed to UPS to ship it to her.

UPS Man: When do you need this there?

Me: Well it’s a Mother’s Day gift. Are you guys delivering on Sunday for Mother’s Day??

UPS Man: No.

Me: Okay well then it will have to be Saturday then. It has to be there in time for my mom to open it on Mother’s Day.

UPS Man: (minor eye rolling) Okay, that will be $74.

Me: SEVENTY FOUR DOLLARS? What about Monday?

UPS Man: (slightly more eye rolling) Monday would be $43.

Me: Uhh yikes. What about Tuesday?

UPS Man: (full judgment in his eyes) Tuesday would be $10.80.

Me: Let’s go with Tuesday.

UPS Man: (Silence. His eyes are saying “What happened to your urgency to get your mother a gift in time?”

Me: You don’t know my mom! She would be so mad at me if I spent $75 on shipping to get her a gift there on Mother’s Day. She knows I love her.

UPS Man: (More silence. He doesn’t care.) Tuesday it is.

If you’re also silently judging me, I already told my mom this story and she said “Ugh UPS is such a rip-off.”

She gets me.

Also late? This recipe that might have been nice to serve for Mother’s Day brunch. Oh well.

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Scotch Eggs

4 eggs

1 lb sausage (I used hot Italian- you could also use another ground meat but I just recommend that you season it with something)

1 egg, beaten

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup flour

canola or vegetable oil

arugula

olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper

Place 4 eggs in cold water in a pot and bring to a boil. Let them boil for 4 minutes, then transfer to ice water. You want them to be just cooked enough so that they can be peeled, but still with a soft yolk in the middle.

Once the eggs have cooled, peel them carefully. Divide the sausage into four sections, and carefully wrap around each egg. You want it to be pretty thin but also even, and fully encasing the egg. Pinch it together to make sure the egg isn’t showing.

Roll in flour and shake off any excess. Then roll in beaten egg, and breadcrumb/Parmesan cheese mixture.

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Pan fry in canola or vegetable oil until evenly browned on all sides. Season with salt, and transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 5-7 minutes just to ensure that the sausage is cooked through.

While they’re baking, toss some arugula with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Serve each Scotch egg over arugula salad.

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When you crack it open it’s like a present!

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Don’t worry, Mom. This is not what will be arriving on Tuesday by 4:30PM, no signature required.

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