Largest Scotch Egg-world record set by Lee
LONDON, UK -- Lee Streeton, who heads the restaurant's
kitchen within London’s Brown’s Hotel, created a 6.2 kg Scotch
egg after a eight hours cooking process-setting the world
record for the Largest Scotch Egg.
Photo: Chef Lee Streeton used a 4lb (1.7
kg) ostrich egg, 10lb (4 kg) of Gloucester Old Spot sausage
meat and 2lb (940g) each of haggis and 800g of breadcrumbs.
It took eight hours to make and will cost £145.
Mr Streeton said: "Scotch eggs epitomise good, honest
food, so what better than to make an extra large version using
the best of British?" As a chef that is passionate about sourcing
local ingredients, it has been enormous fun to re-create this
much-loved picnic staple and champion a food that has been
part of our history for hundreds of years."
Clarence Court Director Lisa Rowe explained how
the idea came about: "The ostrich egg is the latest – and
largest - addition to our range, so it only seemed fitting
to let Lee Streeton have a bit of fun with it and cook up
something rather different for The Albemarle carving trolley."
Waitrose has introduced the eggs, which
cost £15.99, at 19 stores and hopes to attract cooks looking
The eggs, from specialist egg supplier Clarence Court,
come from free-range birds on a Lincolnshire farm which only
lay once every three days or so.
Lisa Rowe, director of Clarence Court, said:
"The largest egg of any bird species, this product promises
to be talking point at very large breakfast tables across
Wednesday, August 13, 2008