Scotch Eggs

admin, March 12, 2015

Serving Size: 4 eggs


  1. 4 large free-range eggs
  2. 2 tbsp flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  3. 225g / 8 oz good quality sausage meat or skinless sausage
  4. Dash Worcestershire Sauce
  5. 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  6. 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (or any other fresh herb that takes your fancy)
  7. Pinch of ground mace (optional)
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. 1 free-range egg, beaten
  10. Home-made dry breadcrumbs or a good quality crumb such as Panko
  11. Vegetable oil for deep frying



  1. Heat the oven to 190°C/Gas 5
  2. Place the eggs in a pan of boiling water and cook for exactly 7 minutes. Remove from the pan and plunge into iced water to stop them cooking. Once cool, peel the eggs and put to one side.
  3. Dust the hard boiled eggs by rolling them in the seasoned flour.
  4. Place the sausage meat in a large bowl, add the Worcestershire sauce, spring onions, fresh herbs and mace, if using, and season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Divide the sausage meat into 4 equal portions.
  6. Form each portion into a flat cake large enough to fit around the egg. Work the sausage meat around the egg as evenly as possible whilst working hard to keep the egg shape and making sure there are no cracks. Place the meat coated eggs in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  7. Roll the boiled eggs in the seasoned flour followed by the beaten egg, then into the crumbs and press lightly to ensure a good ‘fix’.
  8. Heat 4cm / 1 ½” of oil in a deep frying pan. Heat the oil to 180°C / 350°F (or until a cube of bread turns golden brown) in less than a minute. Place the coated eggs in the oil, raise the heat slightly and cook the eggs, turning frequently for 3 minutes. Remove the eggs and then place on a tray and pop into the preheated oven for 6 minutes or until golden brown all over.
  9. Drain on kitchen paper and serve warm or cool if for a picnic or lunch box.
  10. Scotch eggs can be made the day before and kept in the fridge.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Related recipes you might be interested

  • fudge cakeFudge Cake Serving Size: 10 Ingredients 100 g Soft margarine 100 g Light soft brown sugar 2 medium eggs 100 g self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 50 g butter 2 tbsp semi-skimmed […]
  • Sultana CakeSultana Cake Serving size:14 servings   Ingredients:   2 cups raisins (sultana) water (or as needed) 10 tbsps butter (diced) 2 cups white sugar 3 eggs 3 cups all-purpose […]
  • jam_cakeCake with Jam on top OR Jam Cake Cake with jam on top Serving size: 1 cake Ingredients: 1. 1 cup sugar 2. 1 cup jam (any fruit jam, we used seedless raspberry) 3. 1 cup buttermilk 4. 1 teaspoon baking […]
  • Curry puffsCurry Puffs Serving Size: 20 puffs Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions, finely chopped 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 250g/8½oz minced beef 1 tbsp curry powder 2 tbsp soy […]
  • Healthy Hot dogs at HomeHealthy Hot dogs at Home A hot dog (also spelled hotdog) is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled or steamed and served in a sliced bun
  • Hot Christmas Mince PiesHot Christmas Mince Pies Serving Size: Depends on size of tin used. Ingredients 350g / 12oz plain / all purpose flour Pinch of salt 225g butter / 8 oz cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard 1 beaten […]
  • Hot Chrishtmas Mince PiesHot Chrishtmas Mince Pies   Serving Size: Depends on size of tin used. Ingredients: 350g / 12oz plain / all purpose flour Pinch of salt 225g butter / 8 oz cubed or an equal mix of butter and […]
  • country saladCountry Salad   Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 eggs juice ½ lemon 3 tbsp olive oil 1 heaped tbsp capers 2 spring onions, finely sliced 1 head Lollo Rosso lettuce 1 Baby Gem […]
  • birthday cakeBirthday Cake Serving Size: 14-16 Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups unsalted butter, softened 2 ½ tsp. vanilla extract 8 large egg yolks 1 12-oz. can evaporated milk 1 ½ cups roughly […]
  • butterscotch cake_55Butterscotch cake   Serving Size: 9 Ingredients: 4 eggs (separate yolks from whites) at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract 150 g (1 cup) brown sugar 125 g (1 stick or ½ cup) […]
  • Meat FrittersMeat Fritters   Serving Size: 2-4 Ingredients: 1 to 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour milk 1 egg cut up pieces of roast meat (not too large and chunky, thinly sliced and about an inch […]
  • Viennese puddingViennese pudding Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: Viennese pudding: 1/4 cup (4 Tbls) 50 g caster sugar (superfine granulated) scant 1/2 (us) cup (100 ml) water 300 ml milk 4 pieces plain cake or […]