Old-Fashioned Scotch Eggs


Here is an old family recipe for this hearty egg and sausage dish. This dish is high in fat so it's best if eaten only as a special treat

6 eggs


  • 6 eggs

  • 1 pound pork sausage, formed into 6 patties

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying


  1. Place eggs in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs sit in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water and cool; peel.

  2. In a large deep skillet heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil until hot.

  3. Place whole boiled eggs on top of sausage patty. Roll to form ball around the egg. Dip in beaten egg wash, then seasoned breadcrumbs. Deep fry in hot vegetable oil until meat is fully cooked. Drain and serve hot.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
41g Fat
29g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 354mg 118%
Sodium 1495mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 392mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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