Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs - the ultimate snack.

I simply love a good scotch egg. A fresh boiled egg wrapped in a golden breadcrumb and sausage wrapping. It’s the ultimate snack or meal for anytime of the day.

Makes 8

8 organic farm eggs (to be boiled)
2 eggs (for the dipping)
8 sausages (remove the skin)
200 grams white breadcrumbs
lemon zest of half a lemon
1 tablespoon mustard
parsley (finely chopped)
50 grams flour
Frying oil (I use frial or canola)
salt & pepper

Boil you eggs in boiling water for 8 minutes. Cool under cold water, peel the eggs and place aside.
Prepare the sausage meat by squeezing the sausages – take a sharp knife and slice them open. Put in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, salt, pepper, chopped parsley and mix well. Shape 8 balls of the sausage mixture and flatten on parchment paper. Place the egg in the middle of the flattened sausage meat mixture and wrap the egg slowly until it is evenly covered (don’t cover your egg too thick or it won’t cook through properly). Repeat with the other eggs.
Now you can prepare the 3 ingredients to assemble your eggs. Beat the 2 eggs, prepare the flour on a plate and the breadcrumbs in another plate. First roll the egg in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs (I use white sliced untoasted sandwich bread that I blitz in the food processor). Repeat again.
Fry the eggs in the oil in a heavy-based pan for 5-6 minutes, or until it is golden.
Serve with HP sauce, ketchup or simply nothing!

15 thoughts on “Scotch Eggs

    1. Thanks for liking! These scotch eggs are are one my favourite snacks! They are really delicious. When I go to London, I can’t wait to go to Harrods food hall and buy some!

  1. Great to see the humble Scotch egg get some love! I’ve loved them since my childhood days growing up in NZ but have never attempted to make them till now. Thank you so much for such a simple but fabulous recipe, the lemon zest really makes it!

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  4. Have made the every year for a New Years Day brunch. Bloody Marys, Scotch Eggs, smoked salmon, various cheeses and a fruit salad. I want some now and its June 1st.

  5. I had never heard or these until I was browsing through the recipes page. I made them tonight and my husband and I really enjoyed them. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jordan, I’m glad you enjoyed them – one of my all time favourites! Funnily I was just saying to my husband a couple of days ago that I should make them this weekend 🙂 Mimi x

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