Scotch woodcock is a British savoury dish consisting of creamy, lightly scrambled eggs served on toast that has been spread with anchovy paste or Gentleman's Relish.
Scotch woodcock was served in the refreshment rooms of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as late as 1949. It was also served historically at the colleges of the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford and it continues to be served at the Oxford and Cambridge Club as an alternative to sweet desserts or cheeseboard.
It was a well-known dish in the Victorian era, and is mentioned in Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.
The name is modeled on Welsh rarebit.
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- ^ Beeton, Isabella (2000). Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-283345-6.
- ^ John Ayto, An A-Z of Food and Drink, Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 9780192803511 s.v. 'Scotch woodcock'