Lamb and Mint Scotch Eggs With Tahini Dip

Jazz up your party food with this impressive lamb and mint scotch egg appetiser with a tahini dip. This moreish recipe is perfect when feeding a hungry crowd
Lamb and Mint Scotch Eggs With Tahini Dip
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Lamb and Mint Scotch Eggs With Tahini Dip
December 16, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Serves Makes 6
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra


6 large eggs, at room temperature, 1 lightly beaten
2 tbsp spinneysFOOD Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 leek, rinsed well and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
425g lamb sausages
25g wholewheat couscous, cooked
3 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Mint, finely chopped
1/2 tsp sumac
1 tsp chilli flakes
Zest of 1 lemon

For the crumb

100g spinneysFOOD Self-Raising Flour
100g panko breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten

For the tahini yoghurt

125g double-cream yoghurt
25g tahini
1 1/2 tbsp spinneysFOOD Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, finely chopped

To serve

spinneysFOOD White Sesame Seeds, toasted
Lemon wedges


  • 1

    Boil 6 eggs for 6 1/2 minutes, drain and drop in iced water. Place in the fridge until needed.

  • 2

    In a large frying pan, heat the oil over a medium heat and sauté the leek and garlic until tender.

  • 3

    Ina . large bowl, combine the lamb, couscous, mint, sumac, chilli and lemon zest. Season well and mix everything with your hands.

  • 4

    Divide the mix into 6 portions and flatten into 1cm thick rounds.

  • 5

    Roll an egg into self-raising flour, then place the egg in the centre of the meat and roll to seal completely and form an egg shape.

  • 6

    Continue this process with the rest of the eggs. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.

  • 7

    Heat the oil for 150°C

  • 8

    Roll the egg in the beaten egg, flour, then egg and breadcrumbs to form the coating.

  • 9

    Fry in batches until golden, for about 8 minutes.

  • 10

    Drain on paper towels and season.

  • 11

    To make the tahini yoghurt, add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. Season well and serve wuth a generous drizzle of olive oil, sesame seeds and lemon wedges.


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