Scotch egg toast

Scotch egg toast
  • Serves icon Serves 1 (with leftover chicken and beans)

The pub classic is reworked with a healthy twist in our scotch egg toast recipe. Pile soft-boiled eggs, butter beans and lean chicken mince onto wholegrain toast.

Looking for the classic recipe? Follow our how to make scotch eggs video.

 

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
386kcals
Fat
18g (3.1g saturated)
Protein
31.5g
Carbohydrates
21.4g (2.1g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
1.2g
Calories
386kcals
Fat
18g (3.1g saturated)
Protein
31.5g
Carbohydrates
21.4g (2.1g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 100g free-range chicken mince (from your butcher), good quality chicken sausagemeat or a blend of chicken thigh or breast meat, pulsed in a food processor
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • ¼-1 tsp dijon or English mustard and/or piccalilli (to taste/preference), plus extra to serve
  • Tabasco and/or Worcestershire sauce to taste (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley or watercress, plus extra to serve
  • 1/2 tsp chopped thyme leaves (or ¼ tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 40g butter beans or cannellini beans (from a tin, drained)
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise or yogurt
  • 1 slice wholemeal bread

Method

  1. Mix the chicken, nutmeg, mustard/piccalilli, sauces (if using), parsley/watercress, thyme and some salt and pepper in a small bowl. Heat the oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat, then cook the chicken mixture for 8-12 minutes, stirring once or twice, until lightly golden and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a small pan of water to the boil, carefully add the egg and fast-simmer for 6-8 minutes (depending how runny you like the yolk). Plunge into cold water, then peel and set aside.
  3. Using a stick blender, whizz the beans and mayonnaise/yogurt in a small jug (or mash with a fork for a chunkier consistency). Add the blended beans to the cooked chicken and mix well. Toast the bread, then spread it with the chicken/ bean mixture. Top with the boiled egg and some extra parsley or watercress. Serve with extra mustard or picalilli as you like.

delicious. tips

  1. Health credentials: Chicken, eggs and beans are all rich sources of protein. A high protein lunch will keep you full for longer, helping to ward off those pesky mid-afternoon cravings. Usually scotch eggs are made using sausagemeat. Here the chicken mince gives a leaner but just as tasty result. The addition of beans adds some fibre and helps the meat stretch further, too.

    Don’t waste it: Keep leftover beans and chicken in sealed containers in the fridge for 1-2 days, or prepare a larger batch of the chicken/bean mixture and chill for 1-2 days to make this another day

Recipe By

Katy McClelland

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