Sunday, 21 December 2014

Scotch Tails - Borough Market

It's a beautiful thing a perfectly cooked Scotch, isn't it?

Scotch eggs seem to have become the most trendy food item recently, which is great because they're a British classic and I love them. Scotch Tails proves that the scotch egg has come a long way from those nasty, grey solid things you can buy in the refrigerated aisle at the supermarket. On the contrary, these scotch eggs are a work of art. The food photographer in me is a sucker for a runny egg shot, and the yolks of these eggs are just the most vibrant and glorious sunset orange. Anyone who read my previous blog post 'Good Eggs' will know just how passionately I feel about a proper free range quality egg over a cheap supermarket one. Scotch Tails use beautiful Burford Brown eggs, which just makes all the difference. Just have a look at their website:

They have all sorts of wonderful flavours, ranging from the pretty traditional Cumberland sausage meat, through to veggie varieties such as Sweet potato & Falafel or Marmite & Parmesan, and Chorizo or Sweet Chilli pork for the meat and heat lovers. I'm ashamed to say I have no idea which one I tried, because I was too greedy to even wait around to ask. It was one of the sausage meat ones though, and fairly traditional but totally delicious.

Although maybe a little dear at £6.90 for a scotch egg and fries, if you compare that to a meal in a restaurant it's not too extreme and won't exactly break the bank, so I'd say it's good for a little lunchtime treat every now and again. I think the guys behind Scotch Tails have got a fantastic thing going with this. It's such a simple concept, which makes it ideal street market food. It's quick and easy for them to prepare on the stall, and it's easy for the customer to eat. I'm looking forward to trying some more flavours!

Enjoying lunch sitting by beautiful Southwark Cathedral- doesn't it look like a fairytale castle?

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