Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Summer Festivals: Scotch Eggs

I don't know about where you live, but the summers round these parts are filled with festivals of all kinds.  And we've been hitting them all up.  We usually try to make it to one or two festivals, but since I started volunteering with Broadway San Diego, I've been helping man a booth and we've been attending twice as many!

Like this weekend we went to the Festival of Books.  I manned a booth and the boys went and listened to stories, got new signed books, and found a tortoise rescue.

And before that, we attended PRIDE and got to march in the parade!

I manned the booth at the ArtWalk while the boys went around and looked at art and made art.

One of the most unexpected festivals we went to was not related to my volunteering.  Thatboy had heard about the Scottish Highland games and decided we MUST go.  The kids had a great time trying out the traditional Scottish games.  Thatkid fell in love with archery.

Thatbaby learned how to toss sheafs.

But found out he really has a talent for caber tossing.

We watched the real competitors and ate Scottish food and had a really great day.  So great in fact, that we did a little Scottish food night at home.  With Scotch Eggs!    Scotch eggs are a typical British pub food, but also great for picnics.  The concept is easy - an egg wrapped in sausage and then deep fried.  This is one of those things both kids and grownups seem to love.

 Scotch Eggs
6 hard-boiled eggs
1 pound sausage meat
2 eggs, lightly beaten
bread crumbs
Canola oil
  1.  Place flour, beaten eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls.
  2. Peel the eggs and roll them in  flour.
  3. Divide the sausage meat into 6 balls and flatten slightly.
  4. Place each egg in the center of each flattened ball and wrap the sausage meat around the egg.
  5. Roll the sausage covered egg in flour, then dip in egg, and then roll in the bread crumbs.  Place in refrigerator while the oil heats.
  6. Heat canola oil until it reaches 375 degrees.  Fry the eggs in the hot oil until browned and cooked through. 
  7. Drain on paper towels.  Chill and serve cold.


  1. Such a fun festival theme! ANd a great excuse to make Scotch eggs.

  2. I am SO glad you say to chill and serve cold. I LOVE Scotch eggs, grew up eating them in New Zealand (which makes sense, my entire family on both sides came from Scotland). Any time I order these in a pub here... they come hot.

    I must make my own!!!

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  4. I have to confess: I've never had a scotch egg — but they sound amazing. Also, I would love to hear a bit about what your artwalk has going on (always looking for new ideas!).

    1. Here's a link to the Art Walk website.

      It's a real mix of the arts - visual artists have booths to display and sell their work, there are various stages for musicians/dancers/spoken word artists, and all the local theaters have booths to advertise their current or upcoming seasons.

      But my favorite area (which I loved at my local street fair as a child) was the children's area. A lot of the local museums come and have booths at which children can do projects, there are unique animal rescues (reptiles and birds) who bring some of their animals to show and educate.