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Scotch eggs in a small bowl

Scotch eggs

Published: April 13, 2022 at 2:35 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • A little effort
  • Serves 6 as a snack

Make the perfect picnic snack from scratch using our easiest ever scotch egg recipe for a perfectly cooked yolk and crunchy breadcrumb coating

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Try this simple recipe for Scotch eggs, then check out our classic meatloaf, sausage rolls and more picnic recipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 6 good quality pork sausages
  • sage, finely chopped to make 1/2 tbsp
  • parsley, finely chopped to make 1/2 tbsp
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • groundnut oil, for deep frying

Method

  • STEP 1

    Drop the eggs into boiling water. Cook for 8 minutes, then rinse under cold water and leave in cold water for 10 minutes to cool completely. Peel.

  • STEP 2

    Strip the skins from the sausages, then mix with the sage and parsley and season well. Divide the mixture into 4, then flatten each into a circle on 6 pieces of clingfilm. This will make it easier to form around the eggs.

  • STEP 3

    Dust the peeled eggs with flour then sit each on the sausagemeat. Use the cling film to mould the sausagemeat around each egg, ensuring there are no gaps.

  • STEP 4

    Roll each sausage covered egg in flour, then the beaten egg, then breadcrumbs. Repeat with the beaten egg and breadcrumbs to make a double coating. Chill until ready to cook.

  • STEP 5

    Heat groundnut oil, no more than 1/3 deep in a pan, to 180C. Cook the eggs for 5-6 minutes, turning a few times until golden and crisp.

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