Let the battle begin. It’s back for its fourth year and set to be more eggs-traordinary than ever. On Tuesday 16th September contestants will take to the kitchens at The Ship, Wandsworth once more for the pub’s annual Scotch Egg Challenge.
Judged by a panel of eggs-perts, including The Guardian’s Bob Granleese and Catherine Hanly from Hot Dinners, while journalist and author Joe Warwick comperes the evening, chefs from 16 UK venues will fight to have their Scotch egg crowned the best in the country.
Free to attend, from 7.30pm fans of the once humble bar snack can flock to the famous riverside pub to scramble for a spot nearest the action and a chance to sample the eggy creations. Expect cutting-edge concoctions using everything from sausage meat to salt cod béchamel and eggs from gulls to quails.
Previous winners include last year’s victor The British Larder in Suffolk, which wowed the judges with its stunning smoked venison Scotch egg and in 2013 Bladebone Inn in Berkshire was triumphant with its entry made with duck egg, truffle layer and a potato and Parma ham breadcrumb.
Who will be egg-static at the end of the night and who will be left with egg on their face? Head to The Ship to find out.