The cultural gang that brought us kidney pudding and buttery scones are trending in Melbourne yet again! The latest foodie trend with English origins, scotch eggs are a type of runny boiled eggs encased in flavour-packed, tender meat—and lately in Melbourne, they're going fancy.
These golden-centred treasures are then crumbled and fried (or oven-baked) to crispy perfection—it’s pretty much a miniature, much more delicious version of America’s Turducken. However, some of the more creative versions locally have seen the traditional sausage meat replaced with trout and chorizo, or centred with a quail egg.
Here’s where to get just three of the best pimped-up scotch eggs in Melbourne.
Ora Speciality Coffee
Quintessentially local and homely, Ora Speciality Coffee keeps their focus on food so egg-y lovers can keep their eyes on their runny prize. The interior is clean with unassuming timber tables, sleek black chairs and a featured white-tiled wall. The succinct brunch menu is contemporary and refined, with all of Melbourne’s favourite brunch dishes. Their spice tiffin egg features a cashew crumb served with kipfler, kasundi and house labneh. It looks like a small pile of heaven.
There’s a sense of sleek refinement at Richmond’s Fifty Acres. Timber floors, dark exposed brick walls and grey couches gives the space an exclusive, upmarket feel. Perforated black netting and low hanging lanterns finishes Fifty Acres’ modern interior. The menu is equally sophisticated, with spiced chorizo scotch eggs served with avocado, manchego, spinach and seeded mustard mayo. Sausages, eggs and avo, what much could you want from brunch?!
Bellota Wine Bar
If you prefer your boiled eggs in a more elegant setting, Bellota Wine Bar is about as high-end as you can get. Alongside freshly shucked oysters and miniature charcuterie boards, Bellota’s quail scotch eggs with morcilla sit proudly in all their crumbed glory.
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Image credit: Ora Speciality Coffee, Simon Shiff for The Urban List.