13 July 2016

Vegetarian Picnic Eggs


You may be surprised to see an egg recipe as most of my recipes are vegan these days. While we mostly eat a vegan diet, Cooper and I are veggie. So vegans look away.

Cooper does enjoy eggs. He particularly likes a cheese omelette, which he's a dab hand at making (I just flip it for him). He's gone off quiche recently, but he still loves dippy egg and soldiers (soft boiled egg with toast fingers) for breakfast.

He does likes these picnic eggs, although my child loves anything that sounds like it might be a part of buffet or picnic. He loves to be presented with a spread of tasty food so he can help himself to something from each dish.

He recently admitted to us that he only likes movie night on a rainy Sunday afternoon because of the buffet. He says he isn't bothered about the movies. He leave us speechless sometimes.





Vegetarian picnic eggs also known as vegetarian Scotch eggs. This traditional picnic food is brought up to date with a filling of veggie haggis, oats, peanut butter and spices. Perfect for a picnic or buffet.


These vegetarian picnic eggs are a breeze to make. The filling that wraps itself around the egg like a hug is made with veggie haggis, oats, peanut butter and spices.

The filling is mixed together in a bowl then wrapped around hard boiled eggs and rolled in oats before being baking until crisp.

If you don't manage to have a picnic, why not serve these for lunch with a dressed green salad or serve them simply with some chutney?

These picnic eggs will keep happily in the fridge for a few days.


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Vegetarian Picnic Eggs
Vegetarian picnic eggs also known as vegetarian Scotch eggs. This traditional picnic food is brought up to date with a filling of veggie haggis, oats, peanut butter and spices. Perfect for a picnic or buffet.
Ingredients
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, quickly cooled in cold water, then shells removed
  • 150g veggie haggis
  • 25g porridge oats, plus more for coating
  • 3 tsp flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 220c/200c fan/425f/gas mark 7.2. In a large bowl mix together the veggie haggis, peanut butter and spices, then season with black pepper.3. Pour in the whisked egg and bring together into a sausage-style mixture.4. Take a hard boiled egg and wrap it firmly in the sausage mix, then roll it in oats. Do this with all the eggs.5. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp.6. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 4





If you're having trouble finding veggie haggis, check the meat aisles. It often sits beside the traditional haggis. You can also buy it from Macsween or Simon Howie.



Here are a few more veggie haggis ideas:

Red Peppers Stuffed with Veggie Haggis & Mushrooms - Planet Veggie
Veggie Haggis, Mash & Baked Bean Pasties - Tinned Tomatoes
Vegan Haggis Burgers - Allotment 2 Kitchen
Vegetarian Haggis Wellington - Inside the Wendy House
Vegan Haggis & Red Lentil Loaf - Tinned Tomatoes
Vegan Beer Battered Haggis Bites - Tinned Tomatoes
Moroccan Vegetarian Haggis Scotch Eggs - Farmersgirl Cook

18 comments:

  1. The eggs look fab. I wanted to try veggie haggis, but it's not so easy to find it here, in Liverpool.

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    1. Have a look in the meat aisle, or try online Anca. It's really rather versatile.

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  2. This looks good! Nice alternative to the quorn picnic eggs!

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    1. I've never tried those Alexandra. It's so easy to make your own and you can make them as spicy as you like.

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  3. Fab idea! Now all we need is some sunshine to have a picnic!

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  4. I reckon my kiddoes love going to the movies purely for the popcorn. :). Lovely looking picnic eggs.

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    1. Haha, you could be right Bintu. Kids are so funny and thank you re the eggs.

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  5. They look great - all we need is the weather!
    My picnic muffins had to be eaten indoors the other day too :-(

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    1. Ah well indoor picnics can be great fun :)

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  6. Wow these are a brilliant idea! I came across your blog whilst searching on google as I have recently gone veggie and these would be perfect. My nearly 3 year old is obsessed with picnics at the moment, so it's given me some inspiration xxx

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    1. Yay and nice to meet you Christina. Little ones definitely love picnics.

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  7. Even though I don't eat eggs, I am still intrigued by the vegan haggis layer of these (I'm sure there's something vegan that could go in the middle instead too!) I've only eaten veggie haggis a couple of times but it's been so tasty. Good tip on where to look - and I'll be looking!

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    1. I was thinking these would be good with Violife Vegan Mozzarella inside them Natalie :)

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  8. My husband loves veggie Scotch eggs and can't understand why I don't make them often. This is nice. Thank you for adding my Haggis Burger recipe too, its appreciated.

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    1. Oh yes he'd love these Shaheen. No problem re the recipe. I always know you have veggie haggis inspiration on your blog.

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  9. Ah Cooper cracks me up - pun not intended. What a joy he is. Love the sound of these eggs, just perfect for a picnic. I've never made veggie scotch eggs and feel it's about time I gave them a try.

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    1. Oh yes definitely time you tried Choclette, I think you'd enjoy them :)

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