A few weeks ago we studied Scotland as part of our homeschool geography program. I was really excited about it because I could coordinate the learning with going to the Highland Games. And Georgia hosts the largest gathering of clans and games. Bigger than the ones in Scotland! And naturally, I was excited about the games. About watching the parade. Seeing sheep dogs at work. Witnessing a caber toss. And most importantly. Photographing hot men in kilts.
Except that it didn't quite work out like that.
We did see caber tossing. And learned that the object was not to toss it for distance. But to get the caber to make a complete rotation.
We did see some dogs learning to herd.
We got to meet Katie the hawk. But there was not a birds of prey demonstration because there are so many wild hawks in the area.
And there was the parade of clans. (And Heather - I didn't see anyone resembling Jamie. Trust me. I was looking.)
With their kilts.But someone forgot to send Gerard Butler his invite.And tell him that I needed some sexy Scots for my blog post.
We went to console ourselves with some food. And found this shocking sign.
The girls decided to have some fish and chips. Because I told them that I could teach them to make Scotch eggs.
And now. Katie can teach you.
The ingredient list is pretty short.
Please notice my eggs.A while ago, Staci did a whole post on how horrible her hard boiled eggs looked. And then I found this video that showed how to peel them. Without actually peeling them. Has anyone tried this? We did. It didn't work.
All you do is mix your Worcestershire, bread crumbs, beaten eggs, and a little bit of lawry's with your sausage.
I know that some of you are squeamish with your tactile issues. Have someone else mix. This recipe is too good and too easy to pass by.Once it's all mixed, scoop out a handfull and roll the egg in your hand so that the sausage completely covers it.
Put all the sausage coated eggs on a pan. Have ya'll noticed how many of my recipes include sausage? I had no idea that I had such an affinity for sausage. And here is the finished product. Delish!
Here is my simple recipe:
Hard boiled eggs (the sausage will cover about 10)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 egg lightly beaten
1 1lb breakfast sausage
bread crumbs (ugh. you are going to want to know how much aren't you? A handful? 1/4 - 1/3 of a cup? The bread crumbs help to hold the sausage together. But you want the mixture to still be sticky)
1 tbs flour
Lawry's seasoned salt. Just a dash. Or a shake.
Mix all the ingredients (except for the hard boiled eggs). And then scoop out a handful of the sausage and press around an egg.
Bake them at 350º for 30-45 minutes. You don't want them crispy - just cooked through.
So...what about you? Have you ever been to a Highland games? Seen sexy men in kilts? Eaten Haggis? Or yummy Scottish food?
Theme Song: Big Country - In a Big Country. Love me some 80s bagpipes...