Baked Scotch Egg

Posted July 12th, 2009 in Food 4 Comments »

I don’t eat meat so often.  It’s not that I don’t like or can not eat, I just don’t feel like eating them.  For me, hearty vegetable soup or grilled seafood make me more excited than bacon or saucy steak. … lots of people must be thinking that i’m so weird :p

However, my partner can’t survive without meat, so I need to cook meat often at home.  Now, thanks to him, I eat steak quite often.  I actually like Australian beef than Japanese beef.  Japanese beef usually is fat marbled, which means that it contains various amounts of intramuscular fat and has an appearance similar to a marble pattern.  This marbled meat gives tender texture and it melts on the tongue, and it is considered as high quality meat in Japan and usually expensive.  But, I like tough red meat here.  Australian beef is called “oz beef” in Japan and quite well-known there too.

When I was a kid I liked eating hamburg, and my mum sometimes put boiled egg in the middle.  (or cheese)  This is kind of my childhood food, and I make it here too for myself (and partner :p)

Using a pound cake mold…

  • 600g beef mince
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs tomato sauce
  • 4 boiled eggs

* Preheat oven to 200

  1. Mix all the ingredients, except boiled eggs, in a bowl until the mixture become sticky.  Season well.
  2. Cove the bottom and sides of a pound cake mold with mince mixture, and place boiled eggs.  Top up the mold with the rest of mince.  Pad the top lightly to make sure there is no gap or hollow inside.
  3. Spread another 1 tbs of tomato sauce on the top, and cook in the oven.

Any left over can be used to make a gourmet beef burger.  Toast 2 slices of bread (or a roll) and sandwich sliced scotch egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and any sauce.  Easy meal, no waste of food!

4 Comments on “Baked Scotch Egg”

  1. 1 Fiona said at 3:44 pm on July 27th, 2009:

    I LOVE your blog. Thank you so much. I have returned time and time again for recipes and all your information. Thanks lots, I have passed it on to my friends who love Japanese stuff too.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:57 am on July 28th, 2009:

    Hi Fiona

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and so glad to hear that you like what I write.
    I haven’t got time to cook lately but I will keep this up ! 🙂

  3. 3 Fiona said at 5:18 pm on July 28th, 2009:

    Hi again

    Just thought I’d let you know I have your baked Scotch Egg in the oven right now – not Japanese maybe but very yummy sounding.

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 11:15 am on July 29th, 2009:

    I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

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