In conjunction with my post yesterday and in honor of Vegan MoFo, I did a little online research to find a vegan-friendly version of the infamous Scotch Egg.
First, a definition from Wikipedia: “A Scotch egg consists of a shelled hard-boiled egg, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Scotch eggs are commonly eaten cold, typically with salad and pickles.”
So… not exactly veg-friendly. Now, the Piper’s Pub Scotch Eggs are most certainly based off the original recipe. But if your interest was piqued by the description, but want something a little less carnivore, here are some alternatives:
– Animals Not Ingredients has a decent recipe for a completely vegan version of a Scotch Egg. She uses a mushroom instead of an egg, but I’d recommend trying one of the commenters’ suggestions and use tofu instead.
– Elliemay’s Blog has a vegetarian recipe that looks pretty darn fantastic. The panko crumbs are an absolute necessity.
– Just Bento has a recipe (and a bit of history) for a Japanese Scotch Egg. Definitely not veggie-friendly, but worth it just for the visual breakdown on how to make the eggs. Plus, Bento boxes! Always cute!