British Scotch Eggs

Often made with sausage, this has a slightly different flavor and the coating is not raw meat like the sausage version.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. sliced ham
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground allspice
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2½ cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • ½ cup bacon fat
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • Pulse the ham in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer it to a large bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, breadcrumbs, and ¾ of the beaten eggs to the ham and mix it all together.
  • Dip the hard-boiled eggs into the remaining beaten egg. Mold the mixture around each hard-boiled egg with your hands to encase it.
  • Heat the bacon fat and vegetable oil in a deep pot over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and brown them on all sides. Turn down the heat if they brown too fast.
  • Drain them on paper towels and gently cut them into quarters to serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. sliced ham
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground allspice
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2½ cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • ½ cup bacon fat
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • Pulse the ham in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer it to a large bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, breadcrumbs, and ¾ of the beaten eggs to the ham and mix it all together.
  • Dip the hard-boiled eggs into the remaining beaten egg. Mold the mixture around each hard-boiled egg with your hands to encase it.
  • Heat the bacon fat and vegetable oil in a deep pot over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and brown them on all sides. Turn down the heat if they brown too fast.
  • Drain them on paper towels and gently cut them into quarters to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol200mg
Sodium430mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein12g