I’ve seen some attempts in Edinburgh and you do occasionally see them appearing on restaurant menus, but this gentrified version hasn’t been embraced in its homeland to quite the same level. That’s so often the way of the world, though.
Anyhoo, I was delighted to see the folks at this new stall giving things a whirl. Showcasing five different filling combos, I had a good little chat with the stall-holder before settling upon the black pudding version (£3.50), which brought together Tamworth pork, Stornoway black pudding and beautifully cooked egg, wrapped in a smart crumb coating.I ate as I walked and was impressed with this very tasty and filling item. The black pudding packed punchy flavour and succulent pork made for delicious mouthfuls. The blend of textures worked very nicely, too. It was good eating.
I look forward to visiting the Aye Love Real Food stall again soon to try another of their scotch egg varieties. I’d definitely recommend a visit.