This piece is the first installment in a series of posts that will highlight the burgers and chefs participating in Indy Burger Week from June 20-26.
The words brew pub might just sound like “bar” to the average joe but Burger Week participant Broad Ripple Brewpub is an English-style establishment that brews and serves its own ale. The pub is snug in the center of Broad Ripple, 842 E. 65th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220, but general manager Billy Hannan says the restaurant roots from England.
Owner John Hill decided to channel his English roots and open what is now the oldest brewery Indiana, said Hannan, but Hill didn’t stop at the booze. He also introduced Scotch Eggs.
“Scotch Eggs are hard-boiled, wrapped in sausage, breaded, deep fried and served with ranch dressing,” Hannan said, “It’s actually an English food but it’s named after the Scotch because they love anything high in fat.”
Hannan decided to explore trendy burgers and came up with the idea that a Scotch Egg Burger would be popular. The burger has gained a following, which is why he choose it for burger week.
The Scotch Egg Burger
The patty is a mixture of locally grown beef and sausage which is breaded, then deep fried. The patty is topped with a fried egg and served on a toasted bun with a side of ranch. I didn’t know what to expect when I sank my teeth into the mysterious deal, but it tasted like perfect hangover food. No need to stop at Denny’s get your breakfast burger right here in the pub.
If you’re going to have the Scotch Egg Burger, you need to try the English-style chips (yes, that means fries). Drizzle ketchup and malt vinegar on the 8-spice seasoned fries and give it a munch. Trust me, it’s good.
Since you’re in a pub, you’ll want to order Brewpub’s own ESB, English Style Bitter, to wash down this burger.