A Scotch Egg is a true classic. They are quite easy to make if you carefully follow several steps, and there is some tolerance on the eggs given than these are delicious with both runny and hardboiled centers. They are fabulous served either warm or cold.
This recipe is made using our Splendid Scotch Eggs Kit which makes 6 Scotch Eggs and comprises:
- Seasoned Pork Filling (sausage meat with sage, thyme and parsley)
- Scotch Egg Breadcrumbs (measured to make 6 Scotch Eggs)
- Recipe Card (with step-by-step instructions)
- Instructional Video (watch us make Scotch Eggs, and follow along seamlessly with making your own!
Place six eggs in a pot of warm, salted water. Bring to the boil and gently simmer: for runny eggs – 2 mins; soft eggs – 2mins 15s; hard eggs – 3 mins. Once boiled, sub-merge the eggs in iced water. Peel the eggshells and set aside the eggs.
Use a knife to remove the sausage casing from each of the six Pork & Herb Bangers. Set the sausage patties aside individually. Each patty will make a single Scotch Egg.
Take a sausage patty and squash it into a thin disc that almost entirely covers the palm of your hand, then place a cooked egg into the middle of the patty.
Use your other hand to gently fold the sausage patty over the egg and encase it completely, so that no part of the egg is visible and the sausage patty is spread evenly around the egg.
Repeat as above six times, until you have six eggs wrapped and covered in sausage.
Take the bag of Scotch Egg Breadcrumbs and pour into a bowl. Set aside. Then crack four large eggs into a separate bowl, and lightly whisk into an egg wash.
Roll each of the sausage encased eggs in egg wash, then apply a generous coat of breadcrumbs. Repeat a second time, rolling first in egg wash before applying a second coat of breadcrumbs. Discard any remaining breadcrumbs.
Place all six Scotch Eggs onto a lightly greased baking tray. Oven bake or air-fry as follows:
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Make sure the Scotch Egg is cooked thoroughly and that the sausage meat has reached 165oF. Rest your Scotch Eggs for a few minutes prior to enjoying!
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