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Classic Scotch Egg

Elevate your snack game with the timeless appeal of a Classic Scotch Egg. Originating from British gastropubs, this delectable treat features a perfectly boiled egg encased in flavorful sausage meat, coated in a crispy breadcrumb shell. Whether as a satisfying snack, a picnic favorite, or a charming appetizer, the Scotch Egg is a true culinary gem.
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The Story

The Scotch Egg is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, with the savory goodness of sausage complementing the creamy center of a perfectly cooked egg. Encased in a golden coat of breadcrumbs, this handheld delight is not just a treat for the taste buds but a feast for the eyes. Pair it with a dollop of mustard or a zesty chutney for a delightful burst of flavor.


4 large eggs
1 pound (450g) ground pork sausage
1 teaspoon dried sage
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably Panko)
Vegetable oil (for frying)
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Boil the eggs: Place the eggs in a pot of water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 6 minutes. Transfer to an ice bath to cool, then peel the eggs.


In a bowl, combine the ground pork sausage with dried sage, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.


Divide the sausage mixture into four equal portions.


Flatten each portion in your hand, place a boiled egg in the center, and mold the sausage around the egg, ensuring it is fully encased.


Roll each sausage-coated egg in flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat evenly with breadcrumbs.


Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a deep pan to 350°F (180°C).


Fry the Scotch Eggs for about 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally, until the breadcrumb coating is golden brown and crispy.


Carefully remove the Scotch Eggs from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.


Let them cool slightly before serving.

Tips for this recipe

For a twist, you can add a dash of your favorite herbs or spices to the sausage mixture. Additionally, serving the Scotch Eggs with a side of mixed greens or a tangy sauce can enhance the overall experience.

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