BRAVE (L-R) MERIDA amongst the triplets: HARRIS, HUBERT and HAMISH; KING FERGUS and QUEEN ELINOR. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
Brave the movie comes out this week and Disney Studios sent me these two recipes inspired by the movie. I wanted to share them because animated movie-inspired food is a great way for kids to try something new. Now you too can organize a Brave-inspired menu – cold showers optional but bagpipes background music encouraged.
Scotch Egg Recipe (Serves Four)
John Ricks – Pixar Animation Studios, Luxo Cafe
- 4 farm eggs, hard boiled, chilled and shelled
- 8 oz bulk pork sausage, best quality (turkey sausage can be substituted)
- 1 raw egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- oil for frying
- salt & fresh herbs
- Set up a breading station using separate bowls for 1. Seasoned flour (1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper), 2. Egg wash (beat together raw egg & milk), 3. Panko bread crumbs (with minced fresh parsley, chives, chervil, thyme, optional)
- Portion sausage into four equal balls.
- Flatten sausage into a thin disc using the palm of your hand.
- Encase the hard boiled egg evenly in sausage meat, and crimp it closed thoroughly.
- Coat with flour then egg wash and finally bread crumbs. Note: Breaded eggs can be refrigerated overnight for convenience.
- Preheat oil to 350F and cook for 5 minutes, until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towel and lightly season with salt while still hot.
- Serve warm or room temp, with your favorite mustard!
Great Granny May Scott’s Cullen Skink Recipe
Great Granny May – Thurso, Scotland
- 2 oz butter
- 1 onion diced
- 1 celery stick diced
- 8 oz diced potato
- 10 oz stock (chicken or vegetable)
- 12 oz smoked Haddock
- 10 fluid oz milk
- pepper/parsley to taste
- 3 tablespoons cream
- Melt butter in pan.
- Cook vegetables for 2 minutes.
- Add potato and cook for 1 minute.
- Add stock and cook for 20 minutes.
- Add fish (cut into bite size pieces)/milk/pepper/parsley and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cream.
- Serve with crusty bread and butter.
For the record and in case you wonder why Disney/Pixar has become an authority on Scottish food: I did check the recipes section of RampantScotland.com and yes, both Scotch Egg and Cullen Skink are the real Scottish thing.