One scotch egg (No jar of Marmite)

I don't think I'd ever had a scotch egg before, so when Sub-Evil Boy saw them in the grocery store and asked about them, we got a few to try. All through the experience I kept thinking of the splendiferous Half Man Half Biscuit song "24 hour garage people", with the bit:


Two scotch eggs

and a jar of Marmite

Two scotch eggs

and a jar of Marmite

Two scotch eggs

and a jar of Marmite

What sandwiches have you got?


I enjoyed the scotch egg in a "Oh, my arteries are really not happy about this" sort of way. He didn't even get that far. I doubt we'll try this again, but I'm glad to have added it to my culinary experiences. (For those who aren't familiar with such things, a scotch egg is essentially a boiled egg in a casing of breaded sausage-y meat - pork in this case.)


The tomatoes came from a local green grocer and were absolutely gorgeous. Sweet, almost like a piece of good fruit. Having those with my sandwich at lunch as been a real treat :-).

  • Ian 'Harry' Harris PRO 8y

    Heh. I never liked scotch eggs even before I went veggie. They were always too dry, iirc.. glad you enjoyed it though!

    PS Tomatoes are fruit ;-)
  • Coal and Ice PRO 8y

    NOT according to
    the Supreme Court of the United States
    tongue firmly in cheek
    ; ^)

    Who knows which way they'd rule now?
  • cu♥re di marmo PRO 8y

    Very fotogenic , and appetizingly shot!
    but I managed to live in London for 25 years without ever trying one...but ten out of ten for having a go at the local cuisine :-)
  • Nic McPhee 8y

    Harry: This was a bit dry, but not overly so. It was very cholestoral laden, though, and having become largely veggie, I find this sort of stuff a bit heavy on the stomach.

    And, yes, tomatoes are fruit in several senses (including the technical botanical one). Common usage, however, often puts them with the veggies and (more to my point) the plastic red things that they sell in U.S. grocery stores would never be consider a sweet fruit based on their (lack of) flavor :-). The organic cherry tomatoes we get from our CSA are super sweet like this, but I've never had a store bought tomato that was close to this good.

    cuore: I'm not nearly as brave as my mother - she'll try almost anything at least once. I'm not sure what I'd do, for example, if I ever found myself face to face with a haggis, and I've lived in Minnesota for 16 years and never tried lutefisk.
  • cu♥re di marmo PRO 8y

    Lutefisk sounds like a musical instrument!?!
    Haggis is not as bad as it sounds. Just close your eyes and go.
  • Nic McPhee 8y

    Lutefisk is this icky sounding perserved fish from Sweden that some people appear to willingly eat in our part of Minnesota. It's a classic example of a poor person's food being brought to the States by poor immigrants and then becoming a cultural cornerstone (at least in certain circles) here while being largely dropped back home as economic conditions improved.

    To quote from Garrison Keillor: "Every Advent we entered the purgatory of lutefisk, a repulsive gelatinous fishlike dish that tasted of soap and gave off an odor that would gag a goat. We did this in honor of Norwegian ancestors, much as if survivors of a famine might celebrate their deliverance by feasting on elm bark. I always felt the cold creeps as Advent approached, knowing that this dread delicacy would be put before me and I’d be told, "Just have a little." Eating a little was like vomiting a little, just as bad as a lot."

    Really makes you want to attend the next lutefisk supper, eh?
  • kool_skatkat 8y

    Yum, Yummy..
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  • Sam & Renee PRO 8y

    It does look good and made for a great photo! D
  • Jay 8y

    Just saw lutefisk on a show with Alton Brown. That is something I am NOT going to be trying out anytime soon. Scotch eggs on the other hand, well, anything with sausage on it can't be that bad, right?
  • Ian 'Harry' Harris PRO 8y

    CMOT Dibbler: Sausage inna bun! Genuine pig!

    Cmdr. Vimes: Surely you mean pork?

    CMOT Dibbler: Manner of speaking, manner of speaking...

  • Nic McPhee 8y

    Thanks all! Based on the response, people were hungry for a (photo of a) scotch egg :-).
  • Jane Hoskyn PRO 8y

    Scotch eggs RULE! But even if they didn't, this would be a wonderful photo - the sharpness, composition, colours and depth of field are just spot on. Without a doubt the best photo of a Scotch egg I have ever seen ;)
  • Nic McPhee 8y

    Thanks. I'm glad to know that out of the vast numbers of photos of scotch eggs, I'm winning :-).

    Actually, there are hundreds of scotch egg photos on Flickr, and I'm fairly certain that mine's not the best. Thanks, though.
  • Ben Roberts PRO 8y

    Seems like a fine brekky to me!
  • madswisscow PRO 8y

    The photo is briliant ! I'd try it as I can hardly resist anything sausage-y ... ;-)
  • Gavin Shinfield PRO 6y

    I only came down for a tube of Pringles (Sour Cream & Chives).
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