Hardboiled eggs swaddled in sausage meat, the Scotch egg becomes an Alaskan favorite

Published: Jun. 28, 2019 at 1:59 PM AKDT
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Alaskans have fallen hard for Scotch eggs, the gastropub staple, hardboiled eggs swaddled in sausage meat, then baked (traditionally they're fried) and served warm--maybe with a side of ketchup.

The Scotch egg is perfect for a picnic or a party, or perhaps for walking around the Alaska Scottish Highland Games?

That's where you can find them.

I think it would be a marvelous thing to eat this weekend alongside a kilted man tossing a log with the sounds of Celtic pipes and drums in the background.

The Zion Lutheran Church has been making and selling them for the past several years at the games. Scotch eggs as well as chicken soup and pasties (meat hand pies).

If you want one, when you see it, buy it -- don't wait! No matter how many the congregation makes, they'll sell out.

"Every year we make more, every year we sell out faster," Sue Wilkens said between hauling hardboiled eggs between a boiling cauldron and an ice bath.

Selling food at the games has become one of the biggest fundraisers for the church. One year it meant they could replace the church carpeting. This year maybe a furnace.

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