meatless monday — its a wee bit of Ireland!

you can't go wrong with pie crust as part of your meal

you can’t go wrong with pie crust as part of your meal

St. Pat’s day fell on meatless monday this year. it was also the last day of my dad’s part-time retirement job. that meant a fantastic feast needed to be made. on the menu: homemade vegetable pot pies, carrots, homemade irish soda bread, vegetarian scotch eggs, and of course irish ale to drink. the parents came over for the dinner. i kept some of the ingredients secret such as the radishes ( mom does not like) in the pot pie and the vegetarian sausage (dad would have preferred real meat) in the scotch egg. i wanted them to eat the food and see if they liked it before they found out what the official ingredients were. and the end result?……..clean plates all around!

RECIPE: VEGETARIAN SCOTCH EGG

6 hard boiled eggs

1 12 oz package of vegetarian breakfast sausage

1 cup plain bread crumbs

1 cup vegetable oil

* heat oil in a saucepan over medium to medium-high heat

* make 6 balls out of the sausage, roll them out till they form a thin pancake

*fold the flattened sausage around the hardboiled egg, cover the entire egg, pat it well so it is secure

*roll the sausaged egg in the bread crumbs till all the sausage is covered

*once the egg has been bread crumbed place it in the hot oil, turn the egg so all the bread crumbs become a dark brown

*allow eggs to cool to room temp, put on some irish music and serve with spicy mustard

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