Scotch Eggs

Scotch EggScotch eggs are a dish that always looked interesting to me. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen them on a restaurant menu anywhere.

This week I went to the grocery store for a couple of items I needed for dinner. As luck would have it, my local Bi-Lo had a “buy one get one free” deal on breakfast sausage, and I knew that we had a pack of 18 eggs at home. I decided to go for it!

Below is the recipe I used. Let me know what you think!


4-6 hardboiled eggs
1 lb. sausage
2 Tbs. flour
1 egg, beaten
Bread crumbs


1 large pot
2 medium bowls
1 fork or whisk
Several paper plates
A deep fryer, or equivalent

1) Carefully put the eggs in the pot and cover with around 1″ of water. Bring to a boil and cook for approximately 15 minutes.

2) While the eggs are cooking, put the sausage in one of the bowls. Add the flour and mix thoroughly into the sausage (if you’d like to add additional spices to the sausage, this would be the time to do so).

3) Crack the egg into the remaining bowl and beat well. Set aside.

4) Pour a hefty amount of bread crumbs onto one of the paper plates.

5) When the eggs are done, carefully pour off the boiling water and replace it with cool water and ice cubes. Let cool for several minutes and peel.

6) Turn the deep fryer on.

7) Grab a handful of the sausage mixture and smoosh it into a patty. Wrap the patty around the egg, making sure that the sausage covers the egg completely. Dip the egg into the egg wash, covering it completely, and then roll in bread crumbs.

8) Deep fry the egg for around 5 minutes, or until golden brown in color.

9) Repeat with remaining eggs.

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