Keto Baked Scotch Eggs with Yum Yum Sauce
This keto baked Scotch eggs recipe is a healthier and easy way to eat this snack food than a fried one. Enjoy this with homemade yum yum dipping sauce!
The origin of the Scotch eggs is highly contested and there is no definitive answer to it, so I will focus on the most popular belief and theory.
Piccadilly, London, a road in the City of Westminster, was a road often traveled back in 1700s. Fortnum and Mason, an upmarket department store was one of the most visited sites since it’s opening in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason.
Fortnum and Mason was built to be a grocery store providing quality food to its visitors. Gaining popularity, they opened several tea shops and restaurants, and showcasing other retail shops in the building.
In 1738, Fortnum and Mason created the Scotch eggs to provide its travelers an easy portable snack: A hard-boiled egg wrapped in minced sausage meat mixed with different vegetables and herbs, and then deep fried. An abbreviation for scotched, meaning to tenderize or roughly mince is where the name comes from. This soon caught on by all visitors and travelers, which then created different variations of the snack to all parts of Britain and neighboring countries.
I wanted to create the Scotch eggs with yum yum sauce that would complement the baked eggs with minced meat perfectly! I kept the keto diet in mind while creating this recipe so that 95% of the people around me can enjoy this food with me. (Am I the only one not on this diet?) Create this snack to enjoy March Madness or other gatherings!
*With all The Journey posts, which will explain the 5Ws+H and go deeper than just the recipe, I will also create a Leftovers post, as a way to create something fun and tasty with the leftovers. You can go to that page here: Yummy Keto Burger with Zucchini Fries
Before anything, try to get a mise en place in place so that you can have everything organized and mix without getting your hands dirty reaching for other herbs and spices.
Try to flatten the meat out evenly and cover the egg. This will help cook the meat evenly! Also if you don’t have enough meat to cover, simply add them as you go.
YUM YUM SAUCE!!!
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What: Scotch Eggs
Who: Fortnum and Mason
Where: Piccadilly, London
Why: To give travelers and visitors an easy snack on the go