Having an ex-chef as a husband comes in pretty handy sometimes. Cooking is such a big part of our lives, but sometimes I get in such a rut and need some fresh ideas to stay motivated, and that’s where he comes in handy, because he sure shows me a lot of fun things!
Today I want to introduce you to: Scotch Eggs. If you’re like me and you’ve never heard of them, then get listen to this. They are eggs that are soft boiled, then shelled and wrapped in a sausage mixture, rolled around in bread crumbs, then deep fried.
Seriously, y’all. You’ve got to try them!
The trick to getting these to be really delicious is soft boiling the eggs, not hard boiling them. You want that gooey, delicious, buttery yolk to help add flavor and moisture to your eggs. The thing about eggs like this is you really need to use high quality eggs from free range hens, otherwise your yolks are dull and yellow (ick) instead of bright and orange (yum!).
I suppose we’re a little spoiled because we have our own chickens and have access to fresh eggs frequently. But over the winter only some of our hens continue to lay and during those times we need to buy eggs from the store. It’s really important to my chef husband and to me that we get our hands on quality eggs!
#yolkgoals, you guys. If your eggs aren’t looking like this, I have some advice for you: the happy egg co.!
The happy egg co. is a true free range egg brand whose mission is to make humanely raised eggs available to everyone. Knowing how confusing the egg aisle can be, the happy egg co. is committed to clarity and honesty with their consumers.
Caged, cage-free, pasture raised, free range –these different label claims can make it challenging to decide which eggs are best to purchase at the supermarket. In reality, cage-free eggs might sound humane – but most people don’t realize these eggs are coming from hens that spend their entire lives crammed inside of a barn without seeing the light of day.
For the happy egg co., their true free range eggs come from hens (or ‘girls’ as they call them) that live on farms and have access to 8 acres of open pasture where they can run, jump, flap and play outdoors every day on grass, dirt, sand and trees. Any chicken owners knows that happy hens lay the best eggs and truly, it’s easy to see and taste the difference when you eat an egg from a less stressed, happier hen that has been able to live a more natural life.
If you’ve never taken the time to sit down and look into where your eggs come from, now is the time to do it! Take the test and compare your regular eggs to ones from the Happy Egg Co and see how they compare. Then try and cook up this tasty recipe and taste the difference for yourself!