Scotch Eggs

It’s important to get a thin coat of sausage on the egg. If the layer is too thick, the sausage won’t cook through before it browns. If this happens, preheat an oven to 350°F and bake the eggs for 10 minutes, or until they’re done.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. loose pork sausage
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. grated onion
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, shelled
  • ¾ cup fine, dry breadcrumbs

Directions

  • Combine the sausage, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, onion, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl until well-blended. Divide the mixture into six even portions.
  • Place a fryer over medium heat. Add the oil. While the oil comes to temperature, flatten the sausage into a patty. Use your fingers to stretch the sausage so it covers the egg. Roll each sausage-covered egg in breadcrumbs and set it aside. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
  • Place two eggs in the oil. Cook for 6–8 minutes until the sausage is cooked and the breadcrumbs are browned. Place the eggs on a rack over paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining eggs and serve hot or cold.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. loose pork sausage
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. grated onion
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, shelled
  • ¾ cup fine, dry breadcrumbs

Directions

  • Combine the sausage, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, onion, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl until well-blended. Divide the mixture into six even portions.
  • Place a fryer over medium heat. Add the oil. While the oil comes to temperature, flatten the sausage into a patty. Use your fingers to stretch the sausage so it covers the egg. Roll each sausage-covered egg in breadcrumbs and set it aside. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
  • Place two eggs in the oil. Cook for 6–8 minutes until the sausage is cooked and the breadcrumbs are browned. Place the eggs on a rack over paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining eggs and serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol225mg
Sodium1070mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Protein24g