scotch eggs

or what some former denizens of kalayaan residence hall may fondly recall as “egg surprise.” actually, i can’t remember if that’s the actual name or just what we started to call this particular dish. i honestly didn’t realize this dish existed beyond the confines of our beloved dormitory. but while googling chicharong bulaklak, i came across this filipino food blog and it featured the eggs right on its home page. after more googling, i came across this info on wikipedia: scotch eggs were considered picnic food but a recipe for it in an 1809 cookbook served them with gravy (if i remember correctly, kalayaan served them with the gravy as well).

anyway, i decided to make some but instead of following a recipe, i decided to go with whatever was in my pantry 😛 i did get a pound of ground pork from the grocery. then i added 2 whole eggs and, in varying quantities, salt, pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, thyme, parsley and a tablespoon of flour. also, instead of rolling the ground pork mixture (with egg inside) in regular bread crumbs, as most of the recipes i came across suggested, i went with the panko sort for extra crunch.

i have to say, the eggs came out very well. instead of gravy, i used a spicy sweet and sour dip i got from an asian market recently. gave them a nice zing!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Betis Boy says:

    we have these in reverse. my mom scoops out the yolk, combines it with meat and cheese, stuffs it back in the hole, then covers it in batter, then fries it. and that's a much, much better tasting version than the one in kalayaan. but the one above looks appetizing too 🙂


  2. Guagua Girl says:

    OK, at some point, i think you need to ask your mom to make her version again. then post the recipe and photos here.

    also, i think i'll use quail eggs next time. that was my plan, until i realized i didn't have quail eggs in my pantry (i get them in cans).


  3. Betis Boy says:

    yup. we haven't had our version of the egg surprise in a while. i'll ask my mom to cook some soon.


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