Breakfast

Scotch Eggs for Dinner

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.

Scotch Eggs

Ingredients

  • 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.)

Boiled Eggs

For the sausage, I used some spicy chicken sausage versus breakfast sausage.

Sausage Links

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.

Scotch Eggs

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…

Scotch Eggs

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.

Scotch Eggs

Serve one per person, sliced and plated with some yummy sides.

Scotch Eggs

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.

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Inspiration: Elvis Sighting

I spent the past week eating some fine food in Portland, OR. We visited old friends who had just moved to the city with the thought that it would be a nice break from the heat here in Texas. (Of course, it turned cool and rainy here while Portland experienced record heat our first few days there. D’oh!) We had a great visit and ate great food at bowling alleys, local burger chains, and pretty much everywhere else. Talk about a foodie town.

Our regular breakfast haunt was The Original in downtown Portland. I would like to say that I booked us into the adjoining Marriott Courtyard based on the knowledge that we would love The Original — the reality is that we just lucked out.

Our friends tell us their lunch and dinner menu is awesome but we only ate breakfast there… four times. There aren’t many places where I could eat breakfast four times in five days. The menu was incredibly diverse and unique and we didn’t meet a dish we didn’t like. Still, one stood out above the rest: the Elvis Sighting. No doubt the King would be proud of this combination of french toast, bacon, bananas, banana mousse, and peanut butter sauce.

The hubby was the one smart enough to order this gem but he did let me have a bite. The peanut butter sauce was drizzled on top in the perfect amount — just enough to satisfy but not overwhelm. We’ll probably try our hand at recreating it for Brinner sometime soon. If you have an Elvis-inspired dish, please share. In the meantime, I leave you with a few tunes from the King himself…

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