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Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs Recipe (Scottish hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage)

(Scottish hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage)

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Scotch eggs are a popular snack and picnic food in Scotland and throughout the U.K. Hard-boiled eggs are wrapped in sausage, breaded and fried. Definitely not diet food, but oh so satisfying!

Makes 8 eggs


  • Bulk pork sausage -- 2 pounds
  • Hard-boiled eggs, peeled -- 8
  • Flour -- 1/2 cup
  • Eggs, beaten -- 2
  • Breadcrumbs -- 1 cup
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Divide the sausage into 8 equal portions and flatten each portion into a patty. Place an egg in the middle of each patty and mold the sausage up around the egg to enclose it.
  2. Place the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls. Roll each egg first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs to coat.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or 1-inch deep in a large skillet to 365°F. Drop the eggs carefully in the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes, turning occasionally so they brown on all sides.
  4. Serve warm, or chill and serve with a side salad or at a picnic or party.

Scotch Egg Variations

  • The flavor of the sausage can be enhanced by mixing in some chopped herbs like parsley or sage. Or trying adding a dash of Worcestershire sauce or a bit of curry powder.


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