(Original vegan adaptation of Scotch Eggs)
1 pkg of vegan soysage (I use 14 ounce Gimme Lean "tube")
8 small Lady apples or equivalent (egg size)
1 block of favorite vegan cheddar style "cheese"
2 Tablespoon Parsley, fresh chopped organic
2 Tablespoon Onion, grated organic
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground organic
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, ground organic
2 Tablespoons Brown sugar, organic
1 Tablespoon Vegan Worchesterhire Sauce (The Wizard's Organic recommended)
1/3 cup Whole wheat flour, organic
1/3 cup Oatmeal, rolled organic
1/4 cup bread crumbs, organic
1/4 cup corn meal, organic
1/2 cup (or to taste) Scotch 12 year single malt whiskey
Vegan butterscotch sauce for garnishing
Combine soysage, parsley, onion, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, whole wheat flour, oatmeal & Scotch in a bowl. Stir well until all ingredients are blended into a uniform consistency.
Roll mixture into a flat rectangle (like rolling out cookie dough). Divide mixture into 8 equal parts (cut down the length of the rectangle & then cut those pieces into fourths - half & half again is easiest method for me).
Core each apple to remove seeds & other center inedible parts.
Cut vegan cheddar "cheese" into pieces that will fit into hole left by coring process.
Put 1 cheddared apple in the middle of each 1/8 piece of soysage.
Wrap soysage around the cheddared apple to completely enclose it in the soysage covering, pressing all edges together for a completely smooth seal.
Mix bread crumbs & cornmeal in a shallow bowl. Roll each soysaged apple in the bread crumb/cornmeal mixture until coated.
For prettiest Scotch Apples, deep fry or pan fry in enough oil to cover 1/2 of the Scotch Apple and turn when bottom is golden brown, removing when whole Scotch Apple is uniformly golden brown.
For healthiest Scotch Apples, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 C) & bake for approximately 20 minutes until each side is golden brown (turning 1/4 turn every 4 - 5 minutes).
Serve whole, sliced in rounds across the apple ("cheese" in the center) or in quarters lengthwise ("cheese" on top of slices).
Garnish: Artistically drizzle vegan butterscotch sauce on a plate & over the whole or sliced Scotch Apples.