A Tale of Three Scotch Eggs

1 Oct
2012
Posted in: England, Food, London
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Scotch eggs are a novelty in the States. They’re the hip new thing that gastropubs serve. I think we first had them in Chicago at either The Gage or Longman & Eagle. Not sure … it may have even been at Three Floyds brewery in Indiana. They’re slowly creeping into the beer-food culture.

To the uninitiated, Scotch eggs are hard-boiled eggs covered in sausage and breading then deep-fried. They’re delicious and decadent.

Here, they’re everywhere. They’re not novelties to be jokingly eaten. They’re regular food. You can buy them at the grocery stores. We did. We also had a posh version (that’s UK-speak for a luxury version). Cue the pictures.

A Scotch egg loosie from Tesco. Image is from Tesco.com.

A Scotch egg loosie from Tesco. Image is from Tesco.com.

Tesco Scotch Egg. Tesco is like Euro-Walmart. This one was the breadiest and cheapest tasting of the bunch.

Tesco Scotch Egg. Tesco is like Euro-Walmart. This one was the breadiest and cheapest tasting of the bunch.

Scotch Eggs are £0.95 at Marks & Spencer, where this one is from. This one would get rave reviews at any US gastropub.

Scotch Eggs are £0.95 at Marks & Spencer, where this one is from. This one would get rave reviews at any US gastropub.

Posh Scotch Egg from Gordon Ramsay's The Narrow. Served with HP Sauce. Runny yolks are for varsity chefs.

Posh Scotch Egg from Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow. Served with HP Sauce. Runny yolks are for varsity chefs.