Police launch month-long investigation into £1.65 theft of SCOTCH EGGS


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A police force has become the butt of jokes after appealing for witnesses to the theft of a packet of Scotch eggs worth £1.65.

A woman was caught on CCTV walking into a branch of the Co-Op in Minehead, Somerset and picking up the budget snacks before eating them and leaving without paying.

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Scotch Eggs – Made at Home

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Molly Yeh from my name is yeh, step by step, to Scotch egg heaven.

Until very recently, Scotch eggs were like unicorns. Even though I hadn’t met a Scotch egg, I knew I was in love. Like a colorful, prancing, song-singing unicorn, there is objectively nothing not to love about a Scotch egg. Eggie, meaty, fried. Done. Get me one. Get me seven.


So starting smack in the center of the Harrods Food Hall last summer, I began my Scotch egg tour of the universe. It took me to a perfect little pub in the perfect little countryside town of Lewes, East Sussex, where my friend Sam explained that a freshly boiled egg must be placed in an ice bath prior to its Scotching. It took me to Boston where a wonderful restaurant, Myers + Chang, blew my mind with the idea of wrapping the egg in potsticker filling. It took me to my new home in rural North Dakota where I am suddenly forced to make most of my favorite foods from scratch.

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Scotch egg eating marathon raises £450 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice

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A Man vs Food-style scotch egg eating competition at a county pub has raised £450 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The event at The Red Lion, in East Haddon, on Wednesday night was the brainchild of manager Joe Buckley, who is taking part in tomorrow night’s Strictly Northampton.

The event at the Royal & Derngate is raising money for the hospice, and a number of the contenders have been raising extra cash for the cause while learning their dance steps.

Staff from The Red Lion also donated their Saturday tip jar, which totalled £300, to the hospice.

The Great Scotch Egg challenge saw teams of four asked to eat 15 Scotch eggs in the quickest time possible. The winners then took each other on in a head-to-head ‘egg off’.

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Scotch egg eating battle to raise money for Cynthia Spencer

Scotch egg eating battle

A pub in Northamptonshire is to host a ‘man versus food’ Scotch egg challenge to help raise money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The Red Lion, in East Haddon, will pit teams of four against each other in a battle to see who can eat the most Scotch eggs.

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AFRO FOOD TV: Scotch Eggs

Apparently Scotch eggs are “particularly eaten in Nigeria”, which I didn’t know. From AFRO FOOD TV
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Smoked haddock kitcharie with smoked-fish Scotch eggs

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A fantasy Anglo-Indian dinner of kitcharie with smoked haddock, fresh ginger, lemongrass and cardamom, topped with reinvented Scotch eggs and served with lentil naans by Rose Prince

This fantasy Anglo-Indian dinner, which allows a certain level of deviation from the original, makes a good party dish in that it can be made earlier and eaten at room temperature. The ‘kitcharie’, which is based on kedgeree, is made with fresh spices and delicately flavoured smoked haddock. Beside it are lentil naans, which you can make yourself or adapt using ready-made breads. Crowning all, and much easier to make than might be imagined, are the Scotch eggs: a soft-boiled quail’s egg enveloped by smoked haddock (or eel), which is then breadcrumbed and gently fried.

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Scotch Eggs Get a Modern Makeover

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Retro bar snacks like Scotch eggs, pork scratchings and popcorn are being reborn with a modern twist as French Goat’s Cheese and Black Pepper Popcorn, Wild Boar Scotch Eggs and Harissa Pork Scratchings…

Our meat-loving nation has become hooked on the warm smell of top-quality pig meat encasing a soft-boiled egg of one bird or another, now served in gastropubs and decent public houses up and down the country.

Along with the likes of the cupcake, burger and pork pie, Scotch eggs are riding a period of wild popularity with unusual variations including the use of wild boar, venison, kangaroo and black pudding helping rescue the Scotch egg from being resigned to the deepest depths of the petrol station fridge.

‘Like fashion trends, food goes through wibbly-wobbly periods and moments of celebration and total catastrophe,’ says David J Constable, a food and travel writer and Scotch egg enthusiast who is creator of forevereggsploring.com.

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