Scotch Eggs with Mustard Sauce


Scotch eggs with mustard sauce are part of the traditional Scottish breakfast, which also includes porridge, bacon, fried egg, sausage, black, white, and fruit puddings, and hot baps and jam. Scotch eggs are also sufficiently versatile to be served hot with gravy at teatime or cold as a snack.

close up view of Scotch Eggs with Mustard Sauce and lettuce on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 quarts oil for deep frying

  • 12 ounces ground pork sausage

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 4 ounces dry bread crumbs


  1. Crack 1 egg into a small saucepan and place over low heat. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, and sugar. When mixture just starts to boil, remove the pan from heat. Let sit until cool, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.

  2. Place 6 whole eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and cook eggs for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Combine sausage, parsley, lemon zest, nutmeg, marjoram, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix well with your hands. Coat each hard-boiled egg with sausage mixture, working it with wet hands to form an even layer around egg.

  5. Roll covered eggs in beaten egg, followed by bread crumbs.

  6. Fry eggs, 3 at a time, in hot oil until they turn deep golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn them as they cook, so they brown evenly. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels, and repeat with remaining 3 eggs.

  7. Serve eggs warm with mustard sauce.

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)

860 Calories
79g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 860
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 294mg 98%
Sodium 1059mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* 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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