Scotch Egged Turkey Meat Balls

August 8, 2010

Author Notes: This is a twist on the English Pub's "Scotch- Eggs" (though not Scotch at all ) typically served with a "Pinter " ( large glass of cold ale ). This appetizer can be served hot or cold ( though hot is best) ! My twist = ground meat is either turkey or chicken ( organic when possible ) and finely ground panko crumbs.micki barzilay

Serves: 4


  • 4 Hardboiled Eggs
  • 3/4 pound ground meat ( turkey or chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons herbs of your choice ( oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsely etc)
  • 1 cup finely ground panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg- raw and beaten
  • 4 cups cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Hard Boil , Peel and completely cool 4 eggs. Mix ground meat with salt , herbs ,white pepper (if desired) and form into patties. Place hard boiled egg in center of patty and pinch together around egg forming a ball . Dip in flour then into beaten egg mixture, and lastly into panko crumbs.
  2. Heat oil to almost sizzling , drop prepared balls into oil and once golden yellow and meat is throughly cooked., remove, strain, drain, and serve pipping warm. To be sure meat is completely cooked or if time is a factor you may use already cooked meatballs & follow steps as aforementioned.

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