Sunday, February 26, 2017

Embutido Scotch Eggs

How to make individualized Filipino embutido, the English way: scotch eggs style!


Equipment: 

Large, deep pot or pan for deep frying. NOT non-stick.
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paper towels

Recipe. Makes 6 individual embutido scotch eggs


Make the embutido sausage first.

Ingredients:

1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 c liver paste
1 tsp granulated garlic
2 t granulated onion
1 t cracked black pepper
1 t salt
2 T soy sauce
2 T black raisins
1/4 of a red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 small carrot, coarsely chopped
half of a ripe plantain banana, sliced

6 large eggs

Coating:

1 cup flour with 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t cracked black pepper, pinch each of granulated garlic and onion
2 beaten eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Combine well the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside

Using a food processor, 'chop' the last 4 ingredients until almost like a paste; do not over process.

Add the processed ingredients to the meat mixture and mix well with your hands. Set aside

Cook the eggs: boil at least 6 cups of water. Place each egg on a slotted spoon and carefully drop on the boiling water. Remove pot from heat after 15 minutes. This is Embutido style scotch eggs: eggs are boiled to well. Yes, you can par-boil the eggs if you want it runny; 4.5 minutes.

Carefully pour out boiling water and replace with running cold water. Remove shells from eggs immediately. Set aside.

Coating: Prepare seasoned flour, beaten eggs and panko bread crumbs each in different bowls.

Measure enough meat on your left (or right hand) just to cover the whole egg-not too thick. Evenly wrap it around the egg and place on the seasoned flour to coat. Remove from flour and transfer to the beaten eggs to wet. Transfer onto the bread crumbs to coat one last time. Place on a dry plate. Repeat procedure until all the hard-boiled eggs have been wrapped in meat mixture and coated.

Preheat at least 2 inches of neutral oil until smoky. Carefully place each egg in the pot and deep fry until outside is lightly brown. You just want to cook the meat; egg is already cooked.

Set on a paper towel lined plate.

Eat by itself with banana catsup or liver sauce or any other dipping sauce you fancy.

Embutido scotch eggs on a bed of Caesar salad
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