Scotch Eggs Recipe

A Scotch eggs recipe made from hard boiled eggs with sausage wrapped around the egg and then deep fried.

This egg recipe makes a quick breakfast or brunch and a very good hot or cold snack.

Scotch eggs make a portable snack to take along to a picnic, tailgating for your favorite football game, hunting or fishing.

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A high protein snack, these Scotch eggs and also be used in some of the maintenance areas of a low carbohydrate diet.

Serve these scotch eggs warm or cold for breakfast, brunch or a snack.

Scotch Eggs Recipe

Scotch Eggs Recipe

A Scotch eggs recipe made from hard boiled eggs with sausage wrapped around the egg and then deep fried.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: scotch eggs recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Laura Warnke


  • 6 eggs hard cooked
  • 1 pound bulk ground sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Make sure that the eggs are chilled and very cold, as the sausage will wrap around them a lot easier.
  • Peel the hard boiled eggs.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sausage and all spices and mix well.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 6 equal portions.
  • Press the meat mixture around the eggs with your hands, keeping the egg shape as much as possible.
  • Lightly sprinkle each egg with flour, dusting evenly on all sides.
  • Dip each into a bowl with the slightly beaten egg and roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry each egg, one at a time in 350 degree vegetable oil, for about 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Drain the sausage eggs on paper toweling. Cool and refrigerate.


Tips for Making Scotch Eggs:
If you are having trouble with the meat covering cracking, try keeping the thickness between 1/4" and 1/2" and as uniform as possible.
Using small or medium eggs will result in fewer problems with blow outs and cracking than using large eggs.
Deep-frying the scotch eggs is recommended so there is plenty of oil surrounding the egg when it cooks. If you fry the scotch eggs in a skillet, you will need to turn the eggs frequently so the sausage coating cooks evenly.

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