Food is fuel…
And if you’re heading out for a few pints after work, then you need something in the tank to keep you going.
Letting the booze be your sustenance might be tempting, but trust us, it never ends well.
It’s a good thing that Cork pubs offer a fine selection of bar bites to keep tummy grumbles at bay… and over at The Raven on South Main Street, they’ve got a Scotch Egg recipe that’s just the ticket.
Scotch eggs have long been popular in the UK as a handy snack for working people. A boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and baked or deep-fried until crispy, it’s usually eaten with the hands and makes for a filling treat.
Now, the wholesome Scotch Egg has made its way to Cork, the Raven crew has put a Corkonian twist on the traditional recipe; their 12-hour Braised Feather Blade Scotch Egg (feather blade is a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal) is served with a honeyed Beamish stout glaze, turning a small snack into a rich and filling bite-sized meal.
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If scotch eggs aren’t your thing, you can always chow down on other bites such as hickory-smoked jackfruit wedges served with rebel red beer barbecue sauce; oak-smoked house salmon with lemon and caper sweet potato rosti; pickled asparagus and horseradish creme fraiche; Cajun chicken skewers with chimichurri as well as spinach and ricotta parcels with wild garlic and rocket pesto. Yum.
The Raven Bar is open daily – times and reservations are available here.