The scotch egg

The scotch egg was invented by the English, and not as suggested by the name, the Scottish.

The addition of a sausage layer to the outside of a boiled egg came first, in 1354, but it wasn’t until 1782 that the breadcrumbs were added (by Mr George Percey of Bromsgrove) creating the staple of wedding buffets we’ve come to love.

A scotch egg (plus another half scotch egg): Combining egg and pork sausage doubles your chance of salmonella

A scotch egg (plus another half scotch egg): Combining egg and pork sausage doubles your chance of salmonella

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