Classic Scotch Eggs
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In Britain Scotch Eggs are a classic snack or side-dish that we enjoy any time of the day. You can bake them or deep-fry the Scotch Egg depending on the texture you desire.
Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: Eggs
Serves: 6
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 pack sausage meat or quality sausages (break the casing and use the meat)
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • ¼ salt
  • Pinch pepper
  1. Boil eggs until hard-boiled. (see how to make boiled eggs in blog post)
  2. Mix together sausage meat, spices and salt and pepper in a bowl
  3. Lightly flour your hard-boiled egg
  4. Now thinly wrap your hard-boiled egg with the sausage meat
  5. In separate dishes have your beaten egg yolk, flour and breadcrumbs. (season each dish with a dash of salt and pepper) Dip your hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat into egg then flour then egg again finally rolling it with breadcrumbs.
  6. Do this for each scotch egg.
  7. Set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes
  8. Heat your oil in the deep-fryer
  9. Now place in the basket and deep-fry or you can shallow fry these too if you prefer.
  10. Once they float and/or are golden brown take out of the fat and dry on paper towel.
  11. Let cool and serve.
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