A scotch egg has been named as overall champion at the first BPEX Regional Roadshow and Pork Product Excellence Awards of the year in Norwich
The Black Quack is made with a duck egg wrapped in a black pudding and sausage meat mixture and is produced by Tavern Tasty Meats, a Norfolk-based rare breeds butcher.
The delicacy won the Speciality Pork Product category before being crowned overall champion for the East of England.
Roger Human, managing director for Tavern Tasty Meats, said, “I actually picked up the idea of entering a speciality product from another butcher at the roadshow last year and decided to give it a go. James Nicholls, my kitchen manager, has been working on this recipe over the last few months to perfect it. I never expected it to do so well on its debut but the judges absolutely loved it!
“The Black Quack is a really innovative six ounce scotch egg. Not only do we use a duck egg instead of a chicken egg, it is oval in shape and not round. It also contains a mixture of black pudding as well as our award-winning sausage meat, hence its name, and is incredibly delicious served with a pint of beer!” he added.
The event drew in over 125 products from butchers in the region, with additional awards going to Papworth Farms, Archers of Norwich and Bradwell Butchery, Bakery and Delicatessen.