Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
933 Baxter Ave. Louisville, KY
Beer selection: Decent variety of local and imported beers
Food: Traditional pub grub
By Matt Norris
Sausage and Irish Pubs. There are few other words in the English language that bring such a smile to my face.
I eat sausage for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
My philosophy is too much of a good thing is never enough.
But, you know what? I may have met my match with Molly Malone’s Scotch Eggs.
Scotch Eggs in general are somewhat of an acquired taste. Typically, they consist of a hardboiled egg covered in a thin coating of ground sausage and breadcrumbs, then deep fried. At most English and Irish Pubs, they are served sliced up with a dipping sauce.
Molly Malone’s version?
Two gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex egg-sized balls of sausage drizzled with a tasty tomato aioli.
It was delicious, but, dare I say it… a bit much?
Each “egg” was really just two boulders of seasoned fried sausage stuffed with a hard-boiled egg.
I had to consume a half a pound of sausage before I could even get to the egg part. Mouthful after mouthful of pure unadulterated fried sausage.
Half of one dinosaur egg into my lunch, and this protein junky was on the verge of over-dosing.
My arteries may never recover.
Clearly, this dish is not meant to be a lunch entree. It should be ordered as an appetizer to share with a table of eight. Each egg cut into quarters still provides two-inches of pure sausage and a quarter of an egg – quite enough to satiate even a protein-starved football team.
But two pounds of sausage for one proud traveler’s lunch?! Even I can’t pull that one off.
That’s the trouble with my philosophy that too much of a good thing is never enough. Because every once in a long while, too much of a good thing really is…well…too much.
Rating: Would Wear The Shirt If It Were Free