How to Make Vegetarian Scotch Eggs
This recipe for vegetarian scotch eggs is a very healthy and nutritious dish.
Not only is it extremely flavoursome it is very satisfying and we stay satisfied for a long time because it releases slowly into the body, which keeps us energised for longer.
Eggs are full of nutrition.
Eggs have the mineral Iron and the vitamins D, E, B1, B2, B12 and there is vitamin A in the egg yolks. Chickpeas are high in protein so makes a good alternative to meat. Because chickpeas have a good source of fibre and protein they work well together for your digestive system. Chickpeas are a low calorie food and have a low glycemic index (Low GI Food) which helps regulate blood sugar level.
1hour 40 mins
1 can chickpeas
1 tsp oregano
1 spring onion
25g flour (Any type)
How to Make Vegetarian Scotch Eggs – Method
Place 2 eggs in boiling water and cook for 6 minutes
Once cooled peel and put to one side ready to use
Cut spring onion into small pieces
Drain juice from chickpeas in a colander or sieve and rinse chickpeas under water
Add chickpeas, spring onion, salt and oregano into a food process and blast for about 30 seconds until you have a chunky paste
Halve the mixture for each egg
Flatten the mixture with your hand to roughly the circumference of a small side plate
Place the boiled peeled egg on the centre of the chickpea mixture
Wrap the chickpea mixture around the cooked egg then roll around in your hands to seal it
Leave the uncooked scotch eggs in the fridge for 10 – 20 minutes
Whisk an uncooked egg into a bowl
Put the flour into another bowl
Put the breadcrumbs into another bowl
Remove eggs from fridge and roll it around in the flour until it is all covered
Then dip the floured egg into the whisked uncooked egg, turning it until it is all covered
Then dip the egg into the breadcrumbs, turning it until all the egg is covered
Place the eggs in the fridge for 10 – 20 minutes
Heat up a pan of oil roughly 3 inches high and once the oil is hot place the scotch eggs into the hot oil
Every 30 seconds or so turn the eggs
Once the scotch eggs are a nice golden colour they are ready
Take out and drain on some kitchen paper
Serve and enjoy
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