Scotch Egg in the Improper Bostonian

Good Eats

Worth a Crack

A few years after deviled eggs hatched a comeback, this two-bite bar snack has migrated onto local menus. Right at home with the lamb haggis, tomato bridie and other Scottish plates at the Haven in JP, the dish comes hard-boiled, packed in coarse-ground sausage, crisped in hot oil and split down the center to reveal a velvety yolk. The whole package might have breakfast-like appeal if not for the dollop of heady mustard (a mixture of Dijon and grainy) and well-dressed mesclun greens on the side.

Scotch Egg $6

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