I've always been a plain Jane. While I fully appreciate and enjoy complex meals, when I cook for myself I like to keep things quick & easy! I can imagine most of you may feel the same... so I wanted to share this super simple Scotch Egg recipe!
This is a go-to meal that I make when I have some fresh ground pork and eggs from my local farmer, Wild Robbins Farm. It's a definite crowd pleaser too! Adults and kids alike love the taste and added surprise element of a hard boiled egg inside a giant meatball :)
1 lb. Ground Pork
1/3 Cup Crushed Pork Rinds (I use Epic Pork Rinds)
3 hard Boiled Eggs (you could probably do 4 if you wanted, but I prefer bulkier meatballs!)
1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg
Pinch of Cloves
Add eggs to a pot of cold water and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the boiling water and add directly to a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes. Once cooled, peel the shells off the eggs and set aside.
While the eggs are cooking, preheat oven to 350F degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground pork with sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Mix well to incorporate.
Add 1 Cup (uncrushed) pork rinds to a food processor or into a baggy to process or crush into granules. Move crushed pork rinds to a small bowl.
Separate ground pork mixture into 3-4 (depending on how many eggs you've made) balls.
Take each pork meatball and roll it into a flat oval. Place the hardboiled egg in the center and cover gently with ground pork until no egg is exposed.
Roll the new meatball in ground pork rinds, coating all sides.
Retreat with each hardboiled egg and place finished meatballs in a glass baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes, and enjoy!