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.
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.
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.
- 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
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!
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.
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