Recipe: Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. While the recipe is technically quite close to a scotch egg what it actually resembles much more closely is falafel stuffed with a boiled egg. The scotch eggs do not really end up tasting anything like your meaty scotch eggs but it is a great twist on falafel. Make sure you spice your chickpea mixture well as the flavor seems to get a little lost after frying.

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

AuthorMabDifficultyIntermediate

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

Ingredients
 800 g cooked chickpeas, mashed
 1 tsp each: garlic powder, cumin, coriander
 ½ tsp paprika
 ¼ cup each: fresh parsley and cilanto, chopped finely
 1 egg
 1 tsp lemon juice
 50 g flour
 135 g breadcrumbs
 4 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
 oil, for frying

Directions
1

To a food processor add all of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs, eggs, and oil and process until it forms of a paste-like consistency.

2

Divide the chickpea mixture in to quarters. Take one quarter, flatten it in your hand and place a boiled egg in the center. Wrap the mixture around it making sure to coat evenly. Repeat with the remaining boiled eggs.

3

Set up your breading: egg whisked with water in one bowl and breadcrumbs in another. Dip the coated eggs in the whisked egg and then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat until all the eggs are coated.

4

Fry the scotch eggs in about 6-8cm of thoroughly heated oil for about 3 minutes on each side until golden.

Adapted from The Swirling Spoon

Ingredients

Ingredients
 800 g cooked chickpeas, mashed
 1 tsp each: garlic powder, cumin, coriander
 ½ tsp paprika
 ¼ cup each: fresh parsley and cilanto, chopped finely
 1 egg
 1 tsp lemon juice
 50 g flour
 135 g breadcrumbs
 4 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
 oil, for frying

Directions

Directions
1

To a food processor add all of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs, eggs, and oil and process until it forms of a paste-like consistency.

2

Divide the chickpea mixture in to quarters. Take one quarter, flatten it in your hand and place a boiled egg in the center. Wrap the mixture around it making sure to coat evenly. Repeat with the remaining boiled eggs.

3

Set up your breading: egg whisked with water in one bowl and breadcrumbs in another. Dip the coated eggs in the whisked egg and then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat until all the eggs are coated.

4

Fry the scotch eggs in about 6-8cm of thoroughly heated oil for about 3 minutes on each side until golden.

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

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