Crispy Southern Wings and Baby Buck Sauce

Crispy Southern Wings and Baby Buck Sauce

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I love cooking for friends & it’s great when lots of the prep can be done beforehand so that when everyone shows up there’s not much left to do but finish off any cooking, crack open a couple of cool beers & sit down for a good catch up over a tasty feed! These wings are the perfect starter for just that!

Your first step towards good crispy chicken wings is to source some decent wings, cut as you’d like them! A good butcher will prepare the wings for you by separating the wing into three components. The tip can be saved to prepare stock with. The two other parts will form a small drumstick & winglet. I reckon the winglets are the best bits! My own butcher, Owen McMahon does his own chicken wings in the shop so sometimes, I’ll ask him to hang on to the drumsticks and I’ll take the winglets but if I’m making a big batch for sharing I’ll take the lot for any friends that prefer the drumsticks.

For extra crispy wings there are a few key things you need to do to get it right. The first step involves drying, salting and freezing the wings. It’s not difficult, and what it’ll do is help extract a lot of moisture from the chicken skin allowing it to crisp nicely. After thawing the salted wings, you’ll need to dry them again and lightly re-salt before deep- frying them in the first of two cooking steps. Once the fried wings crisp up, they can be re-frozen for another day, or tossed immediately into the sauce and roasted in a pre-heated oven before serving.

The sauce I’ve used here is a southern-mustard sauce from my favourite BBQ masters, Red Dog foods. Barbara-Ann and Paul VanGelder who are behind Red Dog Foods do some awesome hot sauces & rubs but I laid off the heat this time and opted for a sweeter but tangy sauce with an English mustard kick. You could also try Bucky wing sauce from Hollah preserves, it’s a lovely sticky sauce perfect for crispy wings!

 
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Red Dog’s Southern Sauce with English Mustard.

The cheesy dipping sauce. Oh this sauce. This might just be the best bit of the whole dish! Hot chicken wings are traditionally served up with a blue cheese dip. This time though I wanted to try something different and used Mike’s Fancy Cheese‘s Baby Buck. This delicious cheese is made from raw cow’s milk in exactly the same process as their blue cheese, Young Buck but instead of adding the “bluing” strain of bacteria, the cheese is briefly left to ferment naturally and the result is a beautifully crumbly, cheese with a tangy apricot taste. It’s incredible. Using this as the base for the dipping sauce was perfect with the sweet, tangy southern sauce and knocked back a little bit of the heat from the mustard. A perfect little pairing!

 

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Crispy Southern Wings and Baby Buck Sauce

Ingredients:

24 Chicken Wings, cut into winglets

Sea Salt Flakes

Red Dog Southern Sauce http://reddogfoods.co.uk/product/southern-sauce-2/

Oil for frying

 

For the sauce:

2 Tablespoons crème fraiche

100mL Milk

100g Baby Buck, grated or crumbled

 

Method:

Preparation Time: 48 hrs

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

100% Delicious!

 

Method

Dry the chicken wings on kitchen roll to absorb any liquid.

Place the wings skin side up onto a sheet of baking paper on a tray and sprinkle with sea salt before placing in a freezer overnight.

Thaw the wings in a fridge overnight.

Dry the wings again using kitchen roll to absorb any liquid.

Re-salt the wings lightly before deep frying in hot oil at 180°C until golden & crispy.

Toss the wings in Red Dog’s Southern Sauce and place in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 8-10 minutes.

Whisk the milk, crème fraiche and baby buck together before serving drizzled over the saucy wings.

You know the drill by now, serve this up in good company and you’re set!

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Pumpkin Spiced Samhain Amber Ale

Pumpkin Spiced Samhain Amber Ale

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Samhain or Hallowe’en is one of my favourite times of year. It’s the long, dark nights, the warm fires, the abundance that autumn offers, root vegetables, berries and apples. The shorter evenings are a great excuse to get brewing and warm the house with the smell of biscuity wort and spicy, citrusy hops.

I have been brewing for a couple of years and have wanted to share recipes from the Scullery, but I didn’t really know where to start with getting people to try to brew! So, I decided not to… while this won’t serve as a “How To” for brewing beer, I can suggest for any new brewers to get your hands on Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book. It simplifies the core principles of brewing and details the equipment and ingredients you’ll need to get started so that you can try some of these secret scullery recipes!

The beers I brew are all brewed in 8-10L batches on my kitchen stove. These smaller batches mean I can play around with interesting ingredients without worrying too much about the volume needed for a recipe or the cost of the recipe. I try to incorporate flavours and ingredients I like into the recipes, sometimes with specific combinations of grain, hops and yeast but I’ll also try adding different ingredients that are seasonal and local if they’re available.

The inspiration for this brew comes from across the pond in the States. I have a lot of respect for the craft brewing industry in the US; where locals have embraced craft brewers and their creations over the last three decades, allowing their reach to grow every year enabling brewers to experiment with new styles for the more curious beer drinkers. Pumpkin as an ingredient in beer is not a new idea or style; but within the last decade pumpkin spiced ale has gained popularity in the states and is a seasonal beer synonymous with Hallowe’en. It tastes like pumpkin pie seasoned with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and zesty oranges. It’s the kind of beer that polarizes people, I love it; you might hate it!

This recipe uses an amber ale base, spicy zesty hops, a spicy continental style yeast, pumpkin and Belfast’s own suki spiced citrus tea. It produces a savoury spiced pumpkin ale with an ABV of 5.5%. In order to get the goodness from the pumpkin without adding bulky un-fermentable fibres to the wort, the pumpkin juices are extracted using coffee filter paper and boiled water. It’s a little messy, but necessary if you don’t want to lose half of your beer to fibres!

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As always, the spent grains from the brew were included in our most recent batch of BlackBrew, SculleryMade Black Pudding!

As the first beer recipe shared from the Scullery, I really hope you give it a try and let me know your thoughts/suggestions! Sláinte!

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Pumpkin Spiced Amber Ale

Ingredients

8L batch

1.4Kg Maris Otter Pale, freshly milled

400g Cara Amber EBC 70, freshly milled

155g Crystal EBC 150, freshly milled

80g First Gold Hop cones, dried

1.275Kg Pumpkin Pulp (tinned)

250g Suki Spiced Citrus Tea

5.5L Boiled water, cooled to 70°C

11g Safbrew T-58 Dried Yeast

Coffee filter paper, jug & 2L boiled water to extract the pumpkin juices

 

Method

Mash temperature: 65°C

Mash time: 90 minutes

Primary fermentation temperature: 20°C

Secondary fermentation temperature: 20°C

Target ABV: 5%

 

In a large pot (8-9L volume), add the milled grains to the 70°C water and mash for 90 minutes.

While the grains are mashing, extract the pumpkin juices from the tinned pumpkin. In a large jug, add 2L of boiled water to the pumpkin pulp and gradually pass the liquid through filter paper collecting the pumpkin juice.

Strain the wort into a large pot (10L volume) and wash the grains with 2L boiled water.

Add the pumpkin liquid to the wort pot and bring to a rolling boil for 60 minutes; adding half of the hops after 45 minutes and the remaining hops after 60 minutes.

While the wort boils, brew the Suki tea for 15 minutes in 750mL boiled water. Add the tea to the wort at the 60 minute boil mark and chill the wort rapidly.

Shake half of the dried yeast into 250mL of the chilled wort at 20°C and allow the yeast to grow for 10-15 minutes.

Transfer the wort into a fermentation vessel, adding the yeast (3% vol) and leave to ferment at 20°C for 7 days gently shaking the vessel daily to waken the yeast.

Transfer the primary ferment into bottles adding fresh yeast from the remaining 5.5g (final bottle volume of 1%) leaving to ferment for at least one more month at 20°C.

Serve on a dark autumn or winter evening in good company and you can’t go wrong!

 

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Competition Time – Win a pair of tickets to Belfast’s ABV Beer Festival!

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Beer lovers! Let’s celebrate the return of Ireland’s best craft beer festival, ABV Fest with two ticket giveaways! If you made it to last year’s festival down in the old shipyard drawing offices, you’ll remember the character of the venue, an historical space to celebrate the tradition and art of brewing. We raised our glasses to beer and cider makers up and down the country and old and new friends from breweries from near and far traveled to keep us company. We had some of the best local food producers fill our bellies while we soaked up the atmosphere of ABV15; it was gorgeous!

This year’s venue is Belfast’s inspirational Carlisle Memorial Church; a relaxed and historical space for congregation, contemplation and appreciation of fermentation! Some of our favourite breweries have been creating some special brews just for the occasion!

We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Saturday’s sessions on the 3rd of September. One pair for the afternoon session running from midday to 5pm and a second pair for the evening session running from 6pm to midnight.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair, all you have to do is follow @SculleryMade and like our ABV post on either Facebook, Instagram or The Twatter. We’ll draw the winners on Sunday the 28th of August and winners will be notified on social media and if you don’t win a pair here, don’t miss out! All losers can buy a pair of tickets here*! 🙂

*No sore losers allowed!

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Potsticker Pork Dumplings

Potsticker Pork Dumplings

Potsticker pork dumplings are moreish mouthfuls, filled with spices, chilli and juicy pork that make a great dish to share. Whether they’re steamed, fried in butter or served up with in a warm broth, these will satisfy the hungriest of bellies!

 

I lived in Melbourne for a couple of years, a city with a rich culture of Asian food. In the heart of Melbourne’s China Town, they have multi-story restaurants serving up tables covered in plates, stacked high with dumplings with all kinds of fillings. It’s a tradition in Melbourne to have a mid-week beer & dumpling night with friends and now that I’m back home in Northern Ireland I love making these dumplings at home and share them with friends over a couple of beers.

To get a really juicy dumpling, it’s important to use good quality minced pork otherwise it will be too dry and our own pork from Northern Ireland is of the highest quality. Check with your butcher or on the label at a supermarket that the origin of the pork is Northern Irish Assured Origin Pork. I get all of my pork from Owen McMahon’s Butcher Shop on the Antrim Road; he supplies the pork that I use in my black pudding and he’s supplying 100% NI assured origin pork. I know Corries Butchers also only supply 100% NI assured origin pork and they have outlets across the greater Belfast area. It’s safe to say McMahon’s and Corries guarantee high quality meat, supplying only Northern Irish pork, and importantly they also guarantee a local supply chain which keeps local farms in business and keeps our local economy rolling and that’s important to me too!

The cut of pork is also important for a juicy dumpling; I don’t use lean pork mince, it’s not juicy enough! Owen’s butchers minced up a pork shoulder for me and that has a nice blend of meat & fat for a mouth-watering dumpling!

I’ve included a recipe for the dumpling dough below; but if you’re stuck for time you can also find packs of pre-rolled dumpling casings in Asian supermarkets in the freezer section. Be creative with your potsticker fillings, the recipe I’m sharing below suits me because I don’t like my food to pack too much heat and if I’m picking a beer to wash them down with, I’d drink Barney’s Brew from Hilden which is a Belfast Bap Wheat Beer with a hint of coriander & black pepper. Enjoy!! And as always, these recipes taste best when eaten with good company!

Potsticker Pork Dumplings

Ingredients

Serves#: 6

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Ingredients

For The Dough:

170g Plain Flour

140mL Hot Water

 

For The Filling:

350g Northern Irish Pork, Minced

1 Egg Yolk

1 Tsp Freshly Grated Ginger

1 Birdseye Chilli, Finely Chopped

Freshly Grated Zest of 1 Lemon

2 Scallions, Finely Chopped

1 Handful of Fresh Coriander, Coarsely Chopped

1 Clove Fresh Garlic, Crushed/Pressed

1 Tsp Caster Sugar

1 Pinch Of Salt To Season

 

Method

Preparation time: 50 minutes

Cooking time: 6-12 minutes 

To prepare the dough, gradually add the hot water to the flour while continually mixing until a dough ball forms (you may not need all of the water).

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth (around 8-10 mins) then seal the dough with cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Roll the dough on a floured surface to 1cm thick then cut circles of the dough using a very small pastry cutter with a 35mm diameter.

Once cut, dust the circles again with flour and roll the dough again to form a very flat pancake around 9cm diameter.

Arrange the dumpling pancakes on a large board ready to fill.

Mix the filling ingredients in a large bowl and pinch off cherry-sized portions of the filling to place off-center on the dough.

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Wet the edges of the dough and fold over the pastry bringing the edges together, pushing any air bubbles out.

Pinch the dough around the edges to seal the dumpling and steam the dumplings over a boiling pot of water for 6 minutes to cook.

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Serve the dumplings on their own with soy sauce, or in a hearty bowl of broth, or fry the dumplings in butter before serving to crisp up the dough! Enjoy!

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Deep fried Cavanbert with Passion Preserved Raspberry and Lemon Chilli Jam

Deep fried Cavanbert with Passion Preserved Raspberry and Lemon Chilli Jam

Cavanbert. Oh lovely Cavanbert! This raw milk Camembert-style cheese hails from Belturbet, Co. Cavan where Silke Cropp has been making cheese for over 25 years. Breaded and deep fried, this creamy cheese is perfect with Passion Preserved‘s zesty, tangy raspberry and lemon chilli jam.

No regrets! Go for it!

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Deep fried Cavanbert with Passion Preserved Raspberry and Lemon Chilli Jam

Ingredients

Serves #: 4

Ingredients

1 Wheel of Cavanbert Cheese

3 Cavanagh Free Range Eggs, Beaten

300g Panko Breadcrumbs

300g Plain Flour

Oil for Frying

1 Jar of Passion Preserved Raspberry and Lemon Chilli Jam

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Method

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes 

Cut the Cavanbert into chunks. Roll the chunks in the flour until coated, dip into the beaten eggs, then into the breadcrumbs.

Dip the chunks into the beaten eggs again and into the breadcrumbs again and deep fry at 170°C for 2-3 minutes until golden and crispy.

Serve with a dollop of Passion Preserved raspberry, lemon and chilli jam.

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Buchannan Farm’s Curry Scotch Egg

Buchannan Farm’s Curry Scotch Egg

 

We met Buchannan’s Turkey farmIMG_6627 at their first farmer’s market at the Inns last year and quickly learnt they’re not just about Turkey’s! They make sweet and crispy bacon, lamb chops, burgers and seasoned pork sausages. Their curry sausages have a lovely mild spiciness and make a gorgeous scotch egg! The recipe calls for Panko breadcrumbs which are crunchier and bigger than your regular breadcrumbs and a double coating around the scotch egg gives a lovely crispy shell to bite through. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

Serves #: 4

Ingredients

6 Cavanagh Free Range Eggs

600g Buchanan’s Curry Sausages

Handful of Fresh Coriander Leaves, Chopped

300g Panko Breadcrumbs

300g Plain Flour

Oil for Frying

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Method

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 19 minutes 

Boil four of the eggs for 6 minutes. Once cooked, peel the eggs and place them in ice cold water.

Beat the two remaining eggs. Place them in a large bowl next to a large bowl containing the flour and a third large bowl containing the breadcrumbs.

Remove the sausage meat from the sausage casings and mix with the chopped coriander.

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To make the scotch eggs, divide the meat into four even balls. Flatten the meat in the palm of your hand. Roll the cooked egg in flour, cover with the sausage meat and make sure there’s no egg white visible. Roll the meat covered egg in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, then into the breadcrumbs and again into the beaten eggs and a second time into the breadcrumbs.

Deep fry at 170°C for 3 minutes until golden and cook in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes.

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Fresh Tomato Gazpacho with Broighter Gold Lemon and Basil Oils

Fresh Tomato Gazpacho with Broighter Gold Lemon and Basil Oils

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Tomato season will soon be here & we’ll have an abundance of fresh, sweet juicy tomatoes from the veggie patch. This recipe is quick and easy, packed with flavour and goodness. Served straight up with basil-infused rapeseed oil from Broighter Gold it looks and tastes great! There’s no cooking needed either, so no pots to clean! Enjoy!

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Fresh Tomato Gazpacho with Broighter Gold Lemon and Basil Oils

Ingredients

Serves #: 4

Ingredients

600g Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

2 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed

1 Tablespoon of Broighter Gold Lemon Infused Rapeseed Oil

1 Tablespoon of Broighter Gold Basil Infused Rapeseed Oil

Juice and Grated Rind of 1 Lemon

Salt & Pepper Seasoning

Fresh basil leaves or parsley

 

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Method

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Blitz the tomatoes, garlic, lemon oil, lemon juice, lemon rind and seasoning in a blender until smooth.

Pour the gazpacho into four glasses and drizzle some basil infused oil over the gazpacho and finish off with some fresh basil or parsley leaves on top.

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Black Pudding, Fried New Potatoes & Peas

Black Pudding, Fried New Potatoes & Peas

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Never mind, longer evenings, cherry blossoms, or an abundance of bank holidays. Spring’s arrival means one important thing. New season = New potatoes.

Boil’em, mash ’em, stick’em in stew!  I love those little critters!

I’m guilty of always cooking up a spare 10-15 new potatoes just so there is a handful ready for frying, in case of a fried potato emergency! What’s that?! You too…Hello friend. Welcome! You’re in good company here – this Scullery is a safe place!

The dish below brings together new potatoes, fresh peas in a pod and rich spiced black pudding. The spices seep out of the fried pudding to season the oil, crisping up new potatoes as they soak up all the flavour from the pudding. The green peas add a fresh, sweet flavour to cut through the richness of the pudding and fried potatoes. I first came across this recipe when the lovely folks over at Deli Muru made the dish using some of my Black Pudding after their first Inns Market outing!

We’ve used our SculleryMade Black Lava pudding here because it’s seasoned with chili and smoked paprika which gives a rich, smokey, spicy flavour to the dish. If you can’t get hold of our Black Lava, try adding a teaspoon of smoked paprika and a chopped birdseye chilli to the pan when frying your pudding.

All together, this dish pairs nicely with our smokey, spicy Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce… Bueno!

Enjoy!!

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Black Pudding, Fried New Potatoes & Peas

Ingredients

Serves #: 4

Ingredients

300g New Potatoes, parboiled for 10 minutes

180g BlackLava, Belfast Black Pudding

100g Fresh peas in a pod, sliced

Oil for frying

 

Method

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes 

Calories per serving: 129 Calories per portion (0.9g sugar)

Slice the Black Pudding into 0.5inch thick slices and fry on a medium heat, turning over to crisp on both sides.

 

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While the pudding is frying, slice the cooked new potatoes.

Remove the pudding from the pan and leave to one side. Use the hot oil from the pudding to cook the potato slices until they are crispy on both sides.

While the potatoes are frying, boil the peas in their pods for 3-4 minutes and drain.

Add the peas in a pod to the potatoes and crumble the cooked black pudding through the mixtures and cook for an additional 2 minutes before serving warm.

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Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce

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Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce

The time is nigh; celebrate the thigh! These days we don’t cook nearly enough with chicken thighs. Somewhere in the passing of time, the breast was given a gold star and red carpet treatment, wings followed in second place, leaving the thigh trailing behind and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why!

Chicken Thigh. It’s like a bigger, juicier, crispier wing.  Rich, dark, juicy chicken, wrapped in a crackled, crispy, salty skin. What. Is. Not. To. Like.?!

This recipe was inspired by Spanish tapas I had in Barcelona when I was there for non-maid duties (I’m a Scientist, and my job forces me to travel to sunny places like Spain… do your homework kids!! It’s worth it, I tell ya!). The dish they served to share was overflowing with prawns, mussels & cockles in a tomato sauce with fresh coriander and lemon juice, but I do love a chicken thigh and I thought they’d make a great substitute for this dish when I was cooking for family who suffer from death by prawns.

It’s fresh but smokey, warm but zesty and is simple but full of flavour, give it a go! It pairs well with a side dish of potatoes, peas and black pudding (recipe over here!)… I hope it inspires you to embrace the thigh; it’s time!

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Chicken Thigh Hot Pot in Tomato, Fennel & Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

Serves 4: 

8 Chicken Thighs (Skin on)

2 Medium Fennel Bulbs, Sliced

250g Passatta Sauce

250mL Chicken Stock

1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Birdseye Chilli, Chopped

3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic, Thinly Sliced

1 Tsp Brown Sugar

30g Fresh Coriander, Chopped

30g Fresh Basil, Chopped

Grated Rind & Juice of 1 Lemon

2 Tbsp Broighter Gold Lemon Oil

 

Method

Preparation time: 1 hour 

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes 

Calories per serving: 301 Calories per serving (5.2g sugar)

 

Marinade the chicken, paprika, cinnamon, salt, lemon rind & 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl in the fridge for 1 hour before cooking.

In a hot, oiled pan, brown the marinated chicken thighs, skin side down first before turning to brown on the other side.

Remove the browned chicken thighs from the pan and leave to one side.

Add the fennel to the pan and cook until it softens.

Add the brown sugar, garlic, chilli, passata, stock and lemon juice to the pan and stir well.

Place the chicken thighs skin side up into the tomato sauce. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for an additional 25-30 minutes.

Garnish the dish with freshly chopped coriander and basil before serving with Black Pudding, Fried New Potatoes & Peas…!

Bueno!

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Belfast Black Pudding Scotch Eggs

Belfast Black Pudding Scotch Eggs 

For about 6 months during university, I lived with my Granny in West Belfast. The G-Unit. Our wee Westicle. Westside. She’s a legend, our Granny. I had no idea then, but I’d come to fall victim to a contagious affliction during my time with Granny. The Irish Granny’s need to feed. If I’m honest, I was probably always prone to the disease, but living with Granny definitely catalyzed my need to feed everyone and anyone who’s foot crossed the front door. Those who know me know the dangers of visiting the Scullery – “Try this! Eat that! Drink this! Take some of that home!”…thanks Granny, you’ve got a lot to answer for!

This need to feed lead me on a wintry Friday evening to serve up crispy, golden, Belfast black pudding Scotch eggs next to patiently poured pots of SculleryMade Porter when a couple of neighbours called round from Sugarpiece.com to write a piece on my black pudding. While we talked all things pudding and beer, Sugarpiece’s in-house Chef, Brian lent his Michelin-in-your-kitchen tips to help create these tasty Scotch eggs and the recipe is now yours to try!

Hop on over to Sugarpiece’s website for more recipes from Chef Brian and you can read their original Black Pudding piece here!

Enjoy!

 

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Belfast Black Pudding Scotch Eggs 

Ingredients

Serves 6:

6 Cavanagh Free Range Eggs

1 Whisked Cavanagh Free Range Egg

100g Plain Flour

600g Belfast Black Pudding

1 tsp Cinnamon

1tsp Nutmeg

180g Breadcrumbs

Oil for frying

Salt & Pepper to season

 

Method

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes 

Calories per serving: 280 Calories per Scotch Egg (2g sugar)

 

Place the eggs into a pot with boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully peel the soft-boiled eggs immediately and place in cold water.

Divide the black pudding into six portions and work it with your hands to soften it. Flatten the pudding into your hand and gently place the egg in the centre, folding the black pudding around the egg.

Heat the oil in the deep fryer to a high heat.

Roll each egg in flour, then in egg wash, then in the breadcrumbs and repeat with the egg wash and bread crumbs again to form a double coating.

Fry the Scotch eggs until crispy and golden.

Serve warm with home-made mayonnaise.

Closeup Scotch Egg

 

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