Friday, 25 April 2014

Recipes: Scotch Eggs and Paleo Meatballs (gluten free, paleo)

Yay its Friday which means two days off for most of you, not me but as you know I love my Saturday job at the tattoo shop so I am happy to get to the weekend. This week has been super busy catching up with missed client sessions from being ill last week which has meant the days have flown by. 

Taking a rewind to the beginning of the week I made use of some pork mince we had and made two amazing meals, first up was my bank holiday Monday Scotch Eggs then the day after I made the best paleo meatballs ever! Booth meals were bursting with flavour so I new I had to share them with you!

Scotch Eggs
(can be made paleo)


500g Pork Mince
4 Medium Soft Boiled Eggs
1 Medium Egg
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Gram Flour 
(omit for almond flour if wanting to make paleo)
4Tbsp Garlic Powder
2Tbsp Dried Rosemary
2Tbsp Dried Basil
Salt and Pepper 
2Tbsp Coconut oil for frying


Firstly boil your eggs for 6 minutes then set aside to cool in cold water. 

Add mince, 2Tbsp garlic powder, 1Tbsp rosemary and basil to a mixing bowl and combine with your hands. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix again.

Take two small bowls, in one add the egg and whisk, in the other add the almond flour, gram flour, 2Tbsp garlic powder, rosemary, basil and mix up. Sprinkle some more salt and pepper in the mix too! 

Now its time to make the scotch eggs! 

De-shell the eggs, take one and roll it through the flour mix then take some of the mince flatten it in your palm and wrap round the egg. Once it is coated with no gaps roll in the whisked egg then into the flour and set aside. Do this four more times. 

Heat a pan and add the coconut oil. Once melted add the scotch eggs. 

Fry on a medium heat turning the scotch eggs so they brown all over. They take between 15-20 minutes to cook all the way through. I did cut into one to make sure it was cooked all the way through before serving, raw meat scares me! 

I served ours with steam veggies and they were delicious! Not a low calorie meal thats for sure but worth every calorie, the eggs stay soft and soak up the flavours a treat. These are super filling and one was plenty for me so passed the other over to Dale, this could easily feed four people or two piggies!

Paleo Meatballs

Meatball Ingredients:

500g Pork Mince
1 egg
1 Small Red Onion finely chopped
2Tbsp Garlic Powder
2Tbsp Ground Corriander
1tsp Cinnamon
1/4tsp Ground Ginger
Salt and Pepper

Tomato sauce Ingredients:

2 Red Onions Chopped
3 Cloves Crushed Garlic
1 Pointy Red Pepper
15 Black Olives Sliced
1 Carton Passata
1/2Tbsp coconut oil


To make the meatballs, put all the ingredients into a large bowl and combine. Set aside.

Heat a large frying pan and add the coconut oil, once melted add the onions and garlic and turn the heat to low. Cook for a couple of minutes.  

Add the peppers and meatballs keeping the heat low. Continuously turn the meatballs so they start to brown all over. Once they are all cooked on the outside add the passata and olives and stir round to combine all the ingredients. 

Cook for a further 10 minutes then check one of the meatballs to check if it is cooked the whole way through. 

We ate ours with steamed broccoli but you could have cauliflower rice or anything you fancy. The meatballs are so flavoursome and the sauce too. I think Dale fell in love with me all over again after eating this meal he loved it so much! Got to say it was awesome and left me feeling rather proud of getting the flavours perfect! 

Well there we go pork two ways both of which are delicious! I don't cook meat that often one because it can be quite expensive and two because it kind of scares me what with the cooking it through but not drying it out and getting the flavours right its all a bit much. Slowly but surely I am getting there though, which I am sure Dale is happy about he is definitely a meat kind of guy! 

Right gotta go and meet my sister in town so on that note have a fabulous Friday people x x


Do you have a favourite pork recipe?


  1. Looks amazing Tam, loving the paleo option and that tomato sauce is killer!

  2. Love both of these recipes!! Especially the scotch egg recipe. I haven't had a scotch egg in sooo long.

    1. Thank you! I gBdn't eaten a scotch egg for years due to being gluten intolerant but I will be making then again soon now that's for sure!

  3. I love the look of your scotch eggs, great recipe. Alfie loves his scotch eggs, I may have to give these ago so that we could enjoy them together.

    1. Thank you, they were very tasty!

  4. I can't stand scotch eggs, but those meat balls look great, I used to make beef and liver ones a while ago, yum. My fave pork recipe is my Chinese 5 spice pork cups!

    1. Each to their own, I bloody love um! Yep I have seen your 5 spice pork and it looks delish!