Scotch Eggs(Baked or Fried)
Baked Scotch Eggs – Hard-boiled egg wrapped in a Flavorful Spicy Ground beef or Sausage , rolled in delicious crunchy case – Baked or Fried to Perfection ! Big, meaty and satisfying, Great as an appetizer, for brunch , breakfast or picnic.
Servings 4 -5
Calories 290 kcal
6 medium hard cooked eggs peeled 1 pound bulk pork sausage or ground beef 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoons onion powder ½-1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 - 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon salt omit if using seasoned sausage meat 1 teaspoon hot pepper adjust to taste ½ cup flour 2 medium eggs lightly beaten 1- cup seasoned breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Remove casings form sausage and place in a bowl.
Add, garlic, cayenne pepper,thyme, granulated onions, white pepper and salt. Mix thoroughly. Divide into equal portions and then shape into a thin round, flat enough to fit around the egg.
Gently wrap the sausage meat around the egg as evenly as possible making sure there are no cracks or opening.
Lightly roll the boiled eggs in the flour, shaking off excess, followed by the egg mixture egg.
Roll in breadcrumbs mixture to coat
Bake for about 25- 30minutes, or until sausage is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink near egg.
In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 2 inches deep, heat to 350 degrees F. Fry for about 5 -8 minutes until it is golden brown.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels before serving.
Serve warm or at room temperature
Use 4 to 5 large Eggs if Medium is not available.
When making eggs for scotch egg it's best to let them cook about 1-2 minutes less than your desired outcome. Over cooked eggs will leave you with a less appetizing gray ring around the yolk- No Bueno!
For the super crispy exterior use panko (Japanese bread crumbs) where available. If not Seasoned bread crumbs would do just fine.
If don't have seasoned bread crumbs then make your own bread crumbs garlic, onion, parsley and ground pepper
I usually make scotch eggs with a variety of ground meat ( Sausage, chicken , beef ). However, you may have to adjust seasonings depending on personal preference.
Use this recipe as a base and go from there.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Calories: 290 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 35 g | Fat: 41 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Cholesterol: 443 mg | Sodium: 1856 mg | Potassium: 509 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 735 IU | Vitamin C: 4.1 mg | Calcium: 121 mg | Iron: 4.9 mg