Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Great Chicago Egg - Gage Style

This awesome egg creation can be found at The Gage restaurant in Chicago.
It combines 3 of my favorite things - egg, sausage and fried food. And that
pretty much sums up what the Scotch Egg actually is. A hard boiled egg that's
been wrapped in sausage, coated in some sort of bread like shell and then deep fried.
It's served with a small dressed salad and some grainy mustard on the side.
Crispy, fatty, crunchy, eggy = delicious.

24 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-3301
(312) 372-4243

If you're interested in trying to make a Scotch Egg yourself here's a recipe from Epicurious.

1 1/4 pounds bulk country-style or herbed sausage
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 raw large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying the eggs
In a large bowl combine well the sausage, the sage, the thyme, and the cayenne, divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, and flatten each portion into a thin round. Enclose each hard-boiled egg completely in 1 of the sausage rounds, patting the sausage into place. Dredge the sausage-coated eggs in the flour, shaking off the excess, dip them in the raw eggs, letting the excess drip off, and roll them gently in the bread crumbs, coating them well. In a deep fryer heat 2 1/2 inches of the oil to 350°F. and in it fry the Scotch eggs, 2 at a time, turning them and transferring them to paper towels to drain with a slotted spoon as they are done, for 10 minutes.

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