Thursday, April 10, 2014

Game of Thrones: Dragon Eggs with Fire Sauce

Making a Red Wedding Cake for my Game of Thrones Premiere Party only seemed natural, but I found myself completely stuck trying to figure out how to honor dragons. Fortunately, my sister, the world's largest Khal Drogo lover, had just the solution I was looking for. I could make Scotch eggs because what's the use of wrapping something in meat if you're not going to fry it too.

Thanks for the idea, sis. This Mamoa's for you.
Additionally, I knew this could serve as a teachable moment for the kitchen-impaired Lars. It has long been my hope to end her nights of dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets (even if they are scientifically proven to be the tastiest shape there is). I was going to throw her straight into the fire (read: make her handle all the things I didn't feel like doing) and see if she truly was the Mother of Dragons.

Dragon Eggs
Adapted from All Recipes
Servings: 12
Time: 60 minutes
Lars out-peeled me 2 to 1

12 Jumbo eggs
3 lbs ground sausage (I used Jimmy Dean)
Cajun Seasoning
Hot Sauce
4 cups dried bread crumbs, seasoned
4 eggs, beaten
Oil for frying
Fire sauce (recipe below)

Teaching moment one: Get your hands covered in raw meat, so I don't have to!
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Boil the eggs by placing them in a pot and covering with water. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Bring the oil to 375 F in a large pot (only fill halfway).
  4. Let cool and peel the eggs.
  5. Season the sausage with hot sauce and cajun seasoning (lots of both).
  6. Wrap the eggs in a layer of sausage. Then dredge them through the eggs and coat with bread crumbs.
  7. Fry until golden brown (about 3-5 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon and let excess oil come off on a plate lined with paper towels.
  8. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes in the oven. Remove any excess oil and keep warm in the oven at 200 F.
Scotch eggs are surprisingly fun and easy to make (especially when you have someone else doing the dirty work). Plus, they also revealed some of my kitchen deficiencies. Apparently, I suck at peeling boiled eggs, but at least the cholesterol bomb of an egg deep fried in sausage will ensure I don't live long enough to feel that shame. I highly recommend seasoning/hot saucing the sausage as much as possible for the full fire effect because the breading and frying will dull it somewhat.

"Where are my dragons?!!?" (They're in your hands. Chill.)
Fire Sauce
Adapted from Olives for Dinner
Previously seen Here
Time: 2 minutes

Cajun Seasoning
Dracarys! Yep, that's exactly what it was like.
  1. Mix the mayo and sriracha together in approximately equal proportions (alter to control spice level). Season and stir until smooth. 
These would be worth several armies in Westeros.
Scotch eggs truly are a thing of beauty. You get to journey through the seven four kingdoms of crispy breading, meaty sausage, the tender inner soft boiled egg, and the creamy fire sauce. Plus, they look freaking giant and awesome (and it seems like they'd be fun to throw at people). Even without the opportunity to honor the most majestic imaginary creature this side of the unicorn, these giant fried balls of fury are a perfect stylish appetizer for any gathering.

The dragon eggs look slightly less intimidating when opened, revealing their inner googly eyed nature.
As far as my absurd days of cooking go, this was one for the ages. Aside from the Dragon Eggs and Red Wedding cake, we also supplied some Rosemary Potatoes that went nicely with Kevin's coincidentally prepared Rosemary Chicken Legs (it's like our minds are always in sync), and our sweet tooths were further satiated by Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Sprinkles Cupcakes (the most true food to Game of Thrones because, let's be honest, they totally look like boobies). Plus, I felt a great deal of accomplishment from helping Lars stop being the Jon Snow of cooking.

The meal was rounded off with Kevin's Rosemary Chicken, Lars' and my Rosemary Potatoes, Megan's Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Laura's Sprinkles Cupcakes.

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