What is it?
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.
The London department store Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented Scotch eggs in 1738,but they may have been inspired by the Moghul dish nargisi kofta ‘narcissus meatballs’.
The earliest printed recipe is the 1809 edition of Mrs. Rundell. Mrs. Rundell and later 19th-century authors served them hot, with gravy.