Some time ago, I came across the brilliant idea of Scotch Eggs on Griffin’s Grub. He had taken the traditional preparation of boiled egg encased on lovely breakfast sausage and then cooked it on his Big Green Egg (versus breading and frying it.) I thought it was brilliance.At various times, I had intentions of cooking up some for a weekend breakfast or special brunch but somehow never got around to it. And then one night I was trying to come up with a dinner idea. I’m a big fan of eggs for dinner so I was considering a fritatta but then it occurred to me that Scotch Eggs could fit the bill nicely.
- 1.5 lbs sausage
- 6 eggs
- BBQ sauce
Start by boiling and cooling your eggs. (The colder you get them, the easier they are to peel.)
For the sausage, I used some spicy chicken sausage versus breakfast sausage.
Most grocery stores these days sell a pretty wide variety of fresh sausage in the meat case. Pick out one that sounds good to you, use some kitchen scissors to open them up, and put the sausage in a bowl. Encase each egg evenly with sausage and place on a plate.
You will want to fire up your Big Green Egg (or smoker or oven) to 350 degrees and set up for indirect heat. When your temp is steady, load these beauties in like so…
And leave them be for about 30 minutes or so. You can baste with BBQ sauce halfway through if you like. (Or just serve drizzle the BBQ sauce at the end.) When they look done, take them off the grill.
Serve one per person, sliced and plated with some yummy sides.
These were a hit at my house. Even the boy — picky eater that he is — tried one. Next time you are looking for dinner (or breakfast or brunch) inspiration, give them a try.