Monday, February 27, 2012

Paleo Scotch Eggs

A Scotch Egg is my new favorite thing in the world. This could be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Who doesn't love sausage and eggs? How about in an eat-with-your-hands-friendly package? These delicious balls of pork are STUFFED with an egg. It looks like pure magic. Stay with me here, because you need to get involved. I think you will enjoy these as much as I did.

Here is what you need:
8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
2 lbs ground pork
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of cloves
1 tsp dried tarragon leaves
1 tbs dried chives
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves (flat leaf Italian), minced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Make your hard boiled eggs ahead of time or this will turn into a 2 hour meal while you wait for the eggs to cool  instead of a quickie weeknight dish.

Preheat oven to 375 F

In a large mixing bowl, add the ground pork, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, tarragon, parsley, chives, and garlic. Mix together with hands until well combined.

Divide the pork mixture into 8 equal servings

 Flatten the ball in your palm into a pancake shape. Wrap the meat around a hard boiled egg. Roll it between your palms until the egg is completely covered with the pork. If the meat is sticking to your hands add a couple drops of water. Place the wrapped eggs on a baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes, then crank the temp up to 400 F and bake an additional 10 minutes, until the outside is golden brown and crisp. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!

People. When I made this tonight, the boyfriend's eyes popped out of his head like I just told him to do 7 minutes of burpees....but in a good way. :) He was seriously impressed (and perplexed?) that I got an egg inside of a meatball. Can't wait to eat these leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
served with a side of garlic sauteed kale

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