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

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 eggs
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

  • 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

595 calories; protein 26.4g; carbohydrates 28.6g; fat 41.4g; cholesterol 353.7mg; sodium 1495.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2003
excellent!! I baked mine though to cut down on the fat Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2008
I loved the idea but it didn't work so well. First I only needed 1 beaten egg so I was glad I decided to beat only two instead of 4. Second I baked them rather than fried them and there was just not enough sausage - it shrank too much. Maybe because of the baking? But they tasted quite good. I will try making them again but I don't think this is the recipe to follow. I'm thinking the ones that use just 4 boiled eggs are probably better. Read More
(3)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2003
excellent!! I baked mine though to cut down on the fat Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2007
I love scotch eggs! I only gave this four stars because I changed it a bit--only needed one egg beaten to dip the sausage/egg balls in and I only needed 1 cup bread crumbs. I also baked them instead of frying. But they're yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
Oven bake is key! I didnt fry mine. I added some dried oregano mix to the sausage and it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
Wonderful!! Be careful to ensure the sausage is cooked through though mine was a little on the pink side but I popped them in the oven for 15 min. at 300 to finish. These are awesome drowned in good old HP Sauce!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2005
Apart from the Italian breadcrumbs this recipe is identical to the one my grandma has been using for the last 50 years. The difference - and it's a BIG difference in my opinion - is that she uses home-made breadcrumbs. The result is a much crunchier munchier coating. We had these with Branston pickle and a good old-fashioned ploughman's lunch. Simple and delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2002
I have always loved hearty ethnic foods especially Scottish (as I am of Scottish descent). This is a perfect dish for a cold winter morning or evening. All my children liked it as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2006
We tried this because we remembered Scotch eggs from the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee MN. These turned out well my family devoured them! Nice for a surprise treat at dinner! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2002
Fantastic! Made these babies in the turkey fryer on Thanksgiving for a not-so-lo-cal combination. Pretty simple and they were as good as I had anywhere. Rave reviews from around the table. Thank You! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I have always wanted to try these treats. This recipe was simple to follow and my eggs turned out perfectly. My nephew loved them as well! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2008
I loved the idea but it didn't work so well. First I only needed 1 beaten egg so I was glad I decided to beat only two instead of 4. Second I baked them rather than fried them and there was just not enough sausage - it shrank too much. Maybe because of the baking? But they tasted quite good. I will try making them again but I don't think this is the recipe to follow. I'm thinking the ones that use just 4 boiled eggs are probably better. Read More
(3)
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