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I try to eat healthy and exercise when I can and for the most part, I say I do a pretty decent job. However, there always comes a time when you see an advertisement on TV for a “choose two for $25 deal” and you just can’t fight the urge.

This past weekend, I visited a local restaurant in my college town of Mount Pleasant, MI. My roommates and I decided to have a fun night out on the town and stopped in to what is called Mountain Town Station, famously known for their brewery and wine shop. However, after making my visit, I would say their famously known for what is called a scotch egg.

What is a scotch egg you ask? This was something I was unfamiliar with as well. After discussing our menu options, we all decided to try this unheard of creation.

Let me be the first to say that I am an extremely picky eater. If something doesn't look good, odds are I will be the last to try it. After researching what a scotch egg was, I told myself there was no way I was going to even think about trying it. The pictures I found did not look all that appealing and it just didn't sound like something I would like. While getting the usual harassment from my roommates saying, “Kelsey you never try anything,” they convinced me to take a bite. To my surprise, scotch eggs may in fact be one of the greatest things I've ever tasted.  

 

Scotch Eggs 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package/tube of ground sausage meat
  •  6 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of breadcrumbs
  • Additional egg for coating bread crumbs

 

Directions 

  • In a small sauce pan, bring eggs to a boil and cook until they are about to a medium.
  • Drain water and let the eggs cool in a cold water bath. When the eggs are cool enough to touch, peel off the shells.
  • Take a large chuck of ground sausage meat and wrap it around the egg until the egg is fully covered.
  • Beat additional egg in a small bowl and sit breadcrumbs to the side. Take one egg, dip it in the small bowl of egg and then dip it in the breadcrumb coating.  Repeat again with egg and then breadcrumbs.
  • Heat frying pan to a medium-high heat and fill it with enough oil deep enough for frying. Drop in each egg one at a time and fry until golden brown. Repeat with remaining eggs. Slice in half to make sure the sausage is fully cooked.
  • Serve while the eggs are warm. 

 

 

As you can see, probably not something to help lower your cholesterol, but hey, it’s okay to indulge every once in a while right? 

 

 

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