Friday, March 28, 2014

Ostara: Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

This will be the last Ostara recipe of the bunch. I saw these eggs on Pinterest and they seemed interesting to make. Of course Scotch eggs are normally made with minced meat, but it was easy to find a vegetarian recipe. This tastes a bit like falafel but then with an egg in the middle. It is a bit of a fuzzy recipe, because wrapping the chickpea mixture around the eggs is not as easy as it sounds. But when celebrating, we don't mind taking a bit extra time. This is also a great dish to bring to an Ostara potluck.
The original recipe comes from Daily Fix.

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs (serves 4)
- 6 large eggs
- 25 ml olive oil
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 2-3 courgettes, grated
- 400 gr canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 100 gr flour
- 150 gr white breadcrumbs
- sunflower oil, for deep frying

Boil 4 eggs for 8 minutes. Remove from the pan and put under cold water. Once cooled, peel and pat dry. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the spring onions, garlic, courgettes and cook for a few minutes. Put the mixture into a food processor with the chickpeas and garam masala and blend. Wrap the mixture around the cooked eggs. Make sure you put some flour on your hands, but this will be very messy. Beat the remaining eggs. Dip the covered eggs into flour, then into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Refrigerate the covered eggs for 10-15 minutes. Deep fry them until golden.
We served them with a potato-avocado salad with cucumber.

I blogged 3 new Ostara recipes this year, which can all be found, under the tag. I am not sure if I can keep this up for Beltane, but we will see ;) Beltane is all about red fruits, honey and edible flowers. I guess there will be some baking ;)

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