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Scotch Eggs

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

servings 595 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 eggs)

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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.
  • Note

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 595 calories; 41.4 g fat; 28.6 g carbohydrates; 26.4 g protein; 354 mg cholesterol; 1496 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

excellent!! I baked mine though to cut down on the fat

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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 w...

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excellent!! I baked mine though to cut down on the fat

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 ...

Oven bake is key! I didnt fry mine. I added some dried oregano mix to the sausage and it turned out great!

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...

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 u...

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.

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!

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...

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 w...