Somehow I almost forgot to post up about my breakfast Saturday. Not sure how that happened. Guess I’ve just had a lot of posts this week. Anyway, been seeing a lot of buzz on The Smoke Ring about Scotch Eggs and I thought I had to try them. Of course, this version was going to be smoked rather than breaded and fried.
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 1 lb of breakfast sausage
- favorite bbq rub
Start off by boiling 4 eggs. Then add 1 tsp of your favorite rub to the sausage and mix well.
I did all this the night prior. After mixing in the seasonings, I placed it in the refrigerator overnight so the flavors would incorporate. In the morning, divide the sausage into four equal parts. Take the sausage and wrap around your hard-boiled egg. Give then a good dusting of your favorite rub and then put them onto a grill set up indirectly at 350F.
For smoke, I used a mixture of cherry wood chips and a chunk of pecan. I think I might have actually used to much, as sausage absorbs smoke pretty easily.
Honestly, I can’t say how long these took to cook. Somewhere around 30 minutes. I pulled them off when the temperature of the sausage reached 160F.
I let these rest for about 5 minutes to give them a chance to cool down and let me tell you that was hard to do.
I can’t begin to explain how good these were. I might have given them a little too much of the Hell From Texas rub as they had quite a kick to them, just on the border of where I like my heat, especially first thing in the morning. I’ll be doing them again, but I think I’ll skip adding any rub to them the night before and trying out other rubs. Hope you enjoy.