This recipe for Italian baked scotch eggs is healthier than the traditional deep-fried scotch eggs. The Italian spices gives a wonderful flavour to the sausage meat surrounding the perfectly cooked egg.
Scotch eggs can be a little fiddly but are not difficult to make. The biggest issue is in overcooking the egg which results in an ugly grey rim around the yolk. This is easily avoided by following the steps below.
To make this recipe even easier; buy Italian sausages then remove the sausage mince from their casings. You don’t need to add any additional spices or seasonings to this before wrapping around the egg.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
For gluten free; use gluten free breadcrumbs and gluten free sausages. Use cornstarch in place of the flour. For dairy free; check the sausage meat for dairy otherwise this recipe is dairy free.
Save money by buying spices in bulk. Most spices don’t go off but they will loose some of their flavour and potency over time. Commonly used spices such as paprika, oregano and pepper are perfect for buying in bulk packs.
Scotch eggs can be eaten hot or cold. For a day out with the family take the eggs with you in a cooler bag with an ice pack to keep them cool. Home cooked lunches don’t have to be boring and you will save a great deal of money on eating out.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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