He did it! On Tuesday 19 April in Fortnumís demonstration kitchen, chef Luke Turner attempted to make the biggest scotch egg in history. His aim was to create a 7kg snack, beating the previous world record of 6.2kg (about the size of a slightly flattened football.
At the centre was a whole ostrich egg, boiled for 90 minutes; around it a layer of prime pork sausagemeat; and the finishing touch was a light and crispy coat of breadcrumbs, delicately seasoned. Despite its cumbersome size, this was a first-class egg in every detail. The record was broken at 6.955kg - click here to watch the video and see how it all happened.