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    Two Scottish Recipes Inspired by Brave

    €œBRAVE (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

    Ingredients:

    • 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

    Procedure:

    • 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

    Ingredients:

    • 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

    Procedure:

    • 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.

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