The Journal | Only Fortnum's


The mighty Scotch egg.

One of many lip-licking innovations to come from our kitchen over the years, if you follow the breadcrumb trail back to the start, you’ll discover the original “Scotched egg” was created in 1738 as a pocket-stored meal on the move.

With its satisfyingly runny yolk protected by spiced, outdoor-reared pork and finger-friendly breadcrumb covering, it quickly became the must-eat item for people with busy lives.

Funny how some things never change.

More than 250 years later – and with life as busy as ever – the Scotch egg still reigns supreme; often imitated, but ours still sits proudly as the original portable pick-me-up.

Midnight Feast Rarebit


Midnight Feast Rarebit

Discover another of most famous dishes, with this Welsh Rarebit recipe adapted from our best-selling debut Cook Book.