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Scotch eggs

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 240g fresh salmon
  • 200g pack of John Ross Traditional Smoked Salmon
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • Half a bunch of fresh dill
  • 4 sprigs of tarragon
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • Plain flour
  • Breadcrumbs

Preparation method

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Once simmering, drop in 4 of the eggs and set a timer for 5 minutes. Get a bowl of ice-cold water ready so that once the eggs are done, you can immediately dunk them in to stop them from cooking. Once cool, carefully peel and set aside
  2. Blitz the fresh salmon, smoked salmon, lemon zest and some seasoning together in a food processor to form a paste, then stir through the herbs and capers. Divide the mixture into four balls. Pat the eggs dry, then flatten a salmon ball in the palm of your hand and tease it around one of the eggs until completely covered. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Set aside
  3. Get a tray and three shallow bowls. Put the flour in one bowl, stir in the cayenne pepper and season. Crack the remaining egg into another bowl and whisk, then put the breadcrumbs in the final bowl. One by one, dip the Scotch eggs into the flour, egg and then the breadcrumbs. Set aside on the tray
  4. Fill a heavy-bottomed pan two-thirds with oil and heat to 180°C or until a piece of bread browns in 20 seconds. Working in batches, fry the Scotch eggs for 5 minutess until deep golden, drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with flaky sea salt

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