Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Scotch Egg On A Train


I'm on the way to London to see Nu.
I'm all set for the journey, newpaper, internet, Christmas cards and an emergency scotch egg are all laid out ready.
There was a somewhat offensive druggie wandering around Prestatyn station in a father Christmas jumper when I was waiting for the train, who started to be rather confrontational to a young Asian couple standing nearby.  So I ate my first egg in rather a defiant manner at him after walking up to them and blocking his view.
" Don't you want to talk to me" he slurred at me eventually.
" NO! " I said talking a bite of scotch egg..... Druggies are like nasty drunks, the less you give them the better.
Anyhow that little drama over with, I am comfortably sat with my jobs all in hand. I 'm meeting Nu at Angel then we are off to the ballet. Tomorrow will be lunch out then some shopping for me before coming back on the early evening train.
Christmas has officially started.

44 comments:

  1. Pot calling the kettle black methinks! Prestatyn druggie meets Trelawnyd druggie. You cannot even make it London without another scotch egg fix! I hope that your friend Nu can talk some sense into you about your dependency. Are you injecting now?

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    1. A girl has to have lunch YP

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  2. I say...ANOTHER SCOTCH EGG FOR THE HERO!!!! Too many people would have not even bothered to intervene. I'm sure the couple you rescued from such rudeness was very grateful. More kind acts like that is what this old world needs.

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  3. I didnt intervene , i just stood there eating

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  4. But you was aware of what was happening there, they could trust you.

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  5. One of these days I am going to eat a Scotch egg if I have to figure out how to make it myself.

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    1. I made some Scotch eggs for my husband once. He loved them and I was over them after two bites.

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    2. I love them, and found a recipe in an old Watkins cookbook I have. I've only ever had the ones I made, but a friend who has had Scotch eggs in the UK tells me that mine are more artisan, but quite tasty.

      About a pound (450 g) of loose sausage (any kind is fine, plain ground pork, breakfast sausage, garlic sausage; I like garlic sausage best)
      corn meal, about 1/2–3/4 cup half in a bowl, half in a cup to pour over
      4 or 5 hardboiled eggs (if smaller, 5, if larger 4)
      1 egg, raw and beaten in a bowl

      Hard boil your 4 or 5 eggs. I usually do a half dozen and use the ones I don't need for this for something else.

      When eggs are cool enough, peel them.
      Take a bit of the raw sausage/ground pork you have and flatten it like hamburger. Wrap it around one of the hard boiled eggs. You may have to pat it a bit so it stays together. Dip the sausage covered egg in the raw egg, then roll in the corn meal to coat. Do this for all the remaining eggs and sausage/ground pork.

      Most recipes will tell you to deep fry for several minutes. I don't deep fry, but I do put them in the oven, 350°F/175°C/Mark 4 for about 45 minutes, OR cook on the stove top in a covered pot for about 20 minutes. If cooking on the stove top, I move them around a little while they are cooking.

      You can eat these hot or cold. I prefer them hot or warm, and what I don't eat in one go is put in the fridge for subsequent meals. They reheat beautifully in a toaster oven in about 15 minutes.

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  6. My hero! Who knew your secret weapon would be a Scotch Egg?

    Enjoy the holidays.

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  7. Oh bless you, John, what a stirling chap you are, defender of those who need defending, and all done with a scotch egg! Vx

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  8. You could havestuck a sprig of holly in the Scotch egg to give us a taste of the season John. Sounds like a rather splendid way to start off the season - being jolly.

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  9. "Emergency" Scotch Egg, John?

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  10. Enjoy yourselves! I hope you have more than a Scotch egg for lunch tomorrow!

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  11. I would like a photo of one eating a Scotch egg in a defiant manner.
    Enjoy your trip!

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  12. Adore the comment by Weaver. The holly seems to be the right touch.

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. Only you would use a Scotch egg to diffuse a situation .... well done. Have a lovely time with Nu.

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  14. ....and a Scotch Egg for every situation. Maybe the world leaders should start eating them?

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  15. Have a lovely time! Good for you for being aware of the situation. I fear confrontation so I would have been useless in that situation. But I could have held your Scotch Egg for you without even taking a bite! :)

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  16. Thanks for the Scotch Egg tip. I'll be sure to be carrying one at all times on London Underground.
    Jean-Paul

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  17. Good on your for helping that young couple. Enjoy your time with Nu!

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  18. "Emergency" scotch egg ... at first I lol'd, then I thought about my panic at not being able to find my stash of chocolate the other night ... and then I REALLY lol'd :)

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  19. Well done on defending that young couple; all by the way you at the scotch egg! Enjoy your time with Nu. xx

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  20. Now, here's an idea... We'll arm soldiers with scotch eggs, and that will sort wars out in a much more civilised manner!

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  21. You are even on the front page of the newspaper, right there top right.

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  22. I'm curious. How did you know he was a druggie?

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    1. Easy. Stick-thin, grey palour, bad teeth, glazed,expressionless eyes. Watch 'Trainspotting', you'll get the drift.

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    2. Could that not also describe a homeless, starving person?

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    3. And also someone who is unwell. Psychiatric illness can do that, as can some physical illness.

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    4. Yes, I suppose it could describe those other types but I wasn't generalising, I was describing a 'druggie'.

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    2. The secret to the Success of the Scotch Egg !!
      They keep away Bad Guys !!
      You are my hero .. quick thinking, brave, caring and obviously a gourmand :)

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  24. Food has solved many an ill... and you certainly had a unique (and very decent) way of using it to solve this ill. Good on you.

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  25. Funny you should say that. I was in a Sally Army shop today buying a slow cooker (the shop tests them before they sell them) and a young woman, quite worse-for-wear on her drug of choice (I know this because the town I was in is a well-known place-de-junkies), actually gave me a cooking lesson on how to use the slow cooker. She sounded quite knowledgeable, though she looked like she hadn't had a decent meal in quite a while. I thanked her anyway and she said 'Enjoy' as she was leaving the shop. It's the Season of Goodwill, after all. What Ballet are you going to? My boss went to see 'Romeo and Juliet' last week. Ringside seats next to the orchestra - 130 quid a pop! Have fun with Nu. xxx

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    1. Should have mentioned my boss was at the Royal Opera House, daaahhhling!

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  26. Is there a Christmas version of said scotch egg?

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  27. I believe Jeremy Corbyn may wish to abandon our Scotch Egg deterrent you know, leaving us defenceless and with no more influence in the world.

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  28. have a great time; we wanna see many pix though!

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  29. Nutcracker? It'll only make you want to pig out on sweets.

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  30. So much wit in the comments. I hope the ballet was fun with Nu :)

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  31. Good on you, John! Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and some even carry scotch eggs. :)

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  32. London. Ballet. So classy. And then there's that Scotch egg!

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