Gordon Ramsay's Scotch Egg Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient You'd Never Guess

Gordon Ramsay shared his recipe for Scotch eggs "with a twist," and it's one you'll want to bookmark for later. Traditionally, a Scotch egg — like the Scotch egg from My Name Is Yeh, pictured above, is a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and deep-fried with a crunchy breadcrumb exterior. Gordon's take on the recipe does involve traditional ingredients like panko breadcrumbs and ground sausage, but there is one surprising ingredient you wouldn't expect: black pudding. If you're unfamiliar with black pudding, it's a type of blood sausage that's common in parts of Europe. And Gordon adds a generous amount to his sausage mixture to "make mine a little bit spicier" — hence the "twist" in his Scotch egg.

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"I'm going to crumble in black pudding. That helps to season the Scotch eggs inside," Gordon says in the video above. Watching the step-by-step tutorial from Gordon will convince you that making this seemingly complicated egg dish is a lot easier than it looks. As the video's caption suggests, "Organization is the key with Scotch eggs; a little care makes it all worth it." In addition to the black pudding, Gordon adds one more uncommon ingredient that makes a difference in flavor: apple. He adds a handful of grated green apple "just to make it a little bit sweeter and a lot easier for the kids to eat." Get Gordon's full instructions in his YouTube video above, and impress your friends and family with this elevated British dish.