The Ginger Pig

The Ginger Pig’s Scotch egg is clearly one of the largest contenders to date. It’s fist-size, monstrous and mean. The breadcrumb casing is thick at around 1cm but served cold so there’s a soft jacket to get through before reaching the sausage meat.

The wide rim of seasoned sausage meat still contained traces of pepper flair and the egg was large, however the grey ring around the pasty yolk meant that the egg had been over-cooked (not a good sign from a butchers with the reputation of The Ginger Pig and especially at £3.50 a pop).

Over-cooking the egg causes a film of ferrous sulphide to form on the surface of the yolk, often creating a grey/green circle. It’s harmless but discouraging.

Price: £3.50

Overall: 2/5

Borough Market Butchers
Borough Market
London
SE1 1TL
020 7403 4721

Marylebone Butchers & Charcuterie
8-10 Moxon Street
Marylebone
London
W1U 4EW
020 7935 7788

Hackney Butchers & Deli Downstairs
99 Lauriston Road
Hackney
London
E9 7HJ
020 8986 6911 (butchers)
020 89857515 (deli downstairs)

Waterloo Butchers Shop
27 Lower Marsh
Waterloo
London
SE1 7RG
020 7921 2975

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “The Ginger Pig

  1. Rebecca Hickson

    That does look beefy!

  2. Sasha

    Oh dear, and their stuff is usually so good.

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