Smoked haddock Scotch Eggs


After my world record scotch egg, scotch eggs have now become a main stay on my menu, and I've ended up playing around with all manner of flavour combinations

But the recipe I've got to share with you is one I've really come to enjoy, smoked haddock and eggs have long been a great flavour combination, these scotch eggs make wonderful starters, snacks, and eat equally well cold or hot


This recipe will serve 4


SHOPPING LIST

4 eggs at room temperature

200g of white fish (hake, cod, haddock)

1 egg white

200ml double cream

Splash of lemon juice

200g of smoked haddock cooked in milk


TO COAT THE EGGS

100g of plain flour

2 beaten egg

200g of breadcrumbs (I use panko available in supermarkets)


MY FISHANDTIPS


To get a perfect soft boiled egg with a fantastic runny centre, boil a pan of water, make sure that the eggs are at room temperature, if they are cold the sudden change in temperature will cause them to crack! Boil them for 6 minutes and cool under running water, you will have a perfect runny yolk


METHOD


Make a fish mousse by placing the White fish into a food processor and pulse with a good pinch of salt and pepper,

Now add the egg white, cream and lemon juice and blitz to a purée

Now flake the smoked haddock and mix into the fish purée

Divide the mix into 4

Dip the peeled eggs in flour

Press the fish mix carefully between two pieces of cling film

Place an egg in the centre and carefully lift the edges bringing the mix together, covering the egg, repeat for all the eggs

Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up

Now dust the eggs in flour and first dip them into the beaten egg then into the breadcrumbs

To get a really crispy egg repeat the process again

Place in the refrigerator again for 30 minutes to firm up

Pre heat your fryer to 180c and gently lower the eggs in and cook for 6-7 minutes

You'll have perfectly cooked runny centred Smoked Haddock Scotch Eggs

For extra flavour you can add Spring onions, chopped shallots, chopped chives, parsley, tarragon to the fish mousse #eatmorefish

Jon

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