Chorizo Scotch Eggs with Pepper Chutney

March 01, 2012

Chorizo Scotch Eggs with Pepper Chutney
Still runny in the middle: yum!
Last month I attended a fantastic event run by The One Foundation, which included a three course cookery lesson with celebrity Chef Simon Rimmer. 

Simon has kindly created these recipes especially for The One Foundation, using One produce such as One Good Eggs and One Clever Loaf, and the results were truly delicious. 

Here is the recipe for my favourite meal of the day, which is extremely simple to recreate at home. 
simon rimmer blogger event
Me and other Bloggers cooking at the event.

CHORIZO SCOTCH EGGS WITH PEPPER CHUTNEY

Ingredients

6 hard boiled One Good Eggs – cooked 6 mins max
175g sausage meat
75g finely diced/blended chorizo
tbs chopped parsley
tbs finely chopped chives
Plenty of salt and white pepper

75g breadcrumbs
75g polenta
 Vegetable oil to deep fry

Pepper chutney – 1 red onion, sliced
4 red peppers, finely sliced
Clove sliced garlic
8 gherkins, chopped
tbs capers
100g demarera
100ml red wine vinegar
1 finely chopped birds eye chilli
Method

1. Mix the sausage meat, chorizo, herbs, chives and plenty of seasoning in a bowl. Sausage meat seems to be rather tricky to get hold of now, so I simply bought sausages and removed the meat. I advise using good quality sausage meat, as the cheaper kinds tend to be rather sticky. 

Chorizo Scotch Eggs with Pepper Chutney
Use scissors to extract the meat.

sausage meat quality
Sausage meat in order of quality. 

2. Divide into 16, press flat, then flour each egg. Egg wash and then wrap the sausage meat mixture around each egg in even ball -try not to make this layer too thick as it will not cook through, but make sure that no egg is exposed. 

Chorizo Scotch Eggs









3. Deep fry at 180c for 4 mins, turning regularly. 

4. For the chutney: fry onion, garlic and chilli for 3-4 mins to soften. Add the peppers and cook for an additional 2 mins. 

5. Add the sugar and vinegar and bring to the boil for 10 mins. Take off heat, add chopped capers and gherkins, season and cool. 

6. Serve the chutney with the scotch eggs and a little pretty salad garnish.

Chorizo Scotch Egg
My finished Scotch Egg.