Whatever you like (demi-glace sauce, ketchup, etc.)
Bring water to a boil in a small pan, then add the eggs and boil for 5 minutes. Transfer immediately to a bowl of ice water.
Peel the eggs, and let cool completely in ice water! To make soft-boil eggs, see Recipe ID: 1283774.
Finely chop the onion, put it into a bowl with the butter (or vegetable oil), cover with plastic wrap and microwave at 600 W for 2 minutes.
If the onion turns translucent as shown here, it's good to go!
Combine the cooked onion and the ■ ingredients in a bowl and mix well. It's fine if the onion is still warm.
When the meat mixture is well mixed, divide it into 3 portions and form into balls.
Coat the egg with cake flour, put it in the center of one portion of the meat mixture and wrap it up. Dip the meatball in beaten egg, and coat with panko.
Form it into a rugby ball! It will look nice if you make the ends pointy.
It's a very large meatball, so it's safer to slowly lower it into the frying oil using a frying net or similar.
Deep fry in 160-165°C oil. Keep an eye on it while it fries!
Spread some sauce (ketchup, etc.) on a plate, and arrange a cooked Scotch egg on top. Sprinkle with some dried parsley to finish.
See how creamy the yolk is. Isn't it impressive?
In order to ensure the yolks in the eggs stay creamy and soft, be sure to use ice water to cool the peeled eggs down until they are very cold. The difference in temperature is key! It's science!
Time-saver version: In Step 7, after wrapping the boiled egg with the meat, just coat it directly with panko! You can form the Scotch eggs easily this way.
The panko sticks easily! And I don't think the flavor is very different either!
Story Behind this Recipe
This is really easy to make. Surprise your boyfriend or your family!! Soft boiled eggs + hamburger steak is a perfect combination, right?
There are three things to remember! 1. Chill the soft boiled eggs completely after peeling them. 2. Microwave the onions to save time! 3. If you coat the Scotch eggs with panko in the last step, they're easy to form.