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Falafel Scotch Egg


Makes 4


For as long as I can remember, scotch eggs have been a prominent feature at any family party buffet or in any picnic basket or lunch box.


These days it would be something I would avoid due to the processed sausage meat and all manner of preservatives and chemicals. Until now that is. I have combined my love of falafel with the nostalgia of the scotch egg to create a scrumptious Healthylicious version of this British classic.


Method:


  1. Place your 4 eggs into a pan of cold water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil then immediately turn off the heat and keep a lid on the pan for 10 minutes.
  3. Add ice and water to a bowl.
  4. Using a slotted spoon remove the eggs from the hot water and place them into the ice water for 2 minutes.
  5.  Remove the eggs, peel them and set them aside.
  6. In a food processor add the chickpeas, egg white, lemon, coriander, parsley, onion, garlic, black pepper,  cayenne pepper, turmeric,  cumin and baking powder.
  7. Blitz all of the ingredients together until you have a coarse mixture.
  8. Spoon the mixture into a separate bowl and add the chickpea flour 1 tablespoon at a time, making sure it is all incorporated.
  9. Separate the chickpea mixture into 4 balled portions.
  10. Take one portion and flatten it out.
  11. Place a peeled egg in the centre and manipulate the chickpea mixture around the egg to cover it completely.
  12. Do the same with the 3 other eggs.
  13. Roll each egg in breadcrumbs to completely coat it.
  14. Heat a frying pan or skillet to medium high with enough olive oil to shallow fry each egg on each side for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.


You will need:


2 cups of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 cup of breadcrumbs (I use gluten free)

1 cup of fresh washed coriander

½ cup of fresh washed parsley

1 small diced red onion

2 minced cloves of garlic

The fresh squeezed juice of 1 lemon

1 egg white

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon of cumin seeds

6 tablespoons of chickpea flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1 teaspoon of turmeric

Olive oil for shallow frying


Falafel Scotch Egg