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                       SCOTTISH EGGS WITH FRESH HERBS
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Breakfast
                 Meats                            Eggs
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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 *****  NONE  *****
   4 lg Eggs                                     plain
   flour 8 oz Sausage meat                        1 sm
   Egg, beaten 2    Spring onions, fine chopped
   :           Toasted breadcrumbs 1 ts Finely chopped
   fresh thyme               Salt 3 ts Chopped fresh
   chives                     Freshly milled black pepper
   1 tb Finely chopped fresh parsley             Oil for
   deep frying
   Hard-boil the eggs by covering them in cold water,
   bringing it to the boil, simmering gently for 9
   minutes and cooling them under cold running water.
   Next mix the sausage meat with the spring onions and
   herbs and season well. Then shell the cooled eggs and
   coat each one with some of the seasoned flour.  Divide
   the sausage meat into four portions and pat each piece
   out on a floured surface to a shape roughly 5x3
   inches. Now place an egg in the center of each piece
   and carefully gather up the sausage meat to cover the
   egg completely. Seal one by one, first in beaten egg
   and then throughly and evenly in the breadcrumbs.
   Now heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep frying pan up
   to a temperature of 350-375 F.  Put the eggs into the
   oil and fry for 6-8 minutes, turning frequently until
   they have turned a nice broun colour. Drain on
   crumpled greaseproof paper. When they're absolutely
   cold, wrap in cling wrap and store.
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