This recipe uses quail eggs, hence 'mini' eggs, and are the perfect finger food for a party. Crispy on the outside... tender on the inside. Scotch eggs made healthier in an air fryer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 eggs
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine yogurt, mustard, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate mustard dipping sauce until ready to use.

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  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Place flour on a flat plate. Divide sausage into 12 equal balls. Using your hands, flatten each ball into a paper thin patty. Dust both sides of each patty with flour; the flour on one side will help the sausage adhere to the egg and the flour on the other side will keep the sausage from sticking to your hands.

  • Shape each sausage patty around a hard-boiled quail egg, making sure the egg is completely sealed inside. Dip each in the beaten egg and coat in bread crumbs.

  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place 6 eggs in the basket and mist the tops with cooking spray. Cook for 8 minutes. Flip and spray again. Cook 6 additional minutes. Repeat with remaining eggs.

  • To serve, slice each egg in half and serve with mustard dipping sauce.

Cook's Note:

These Scotch eggs were made from quail eggs and intended for finger food but you can substitute 3 chicken eggs for regular-size Scotch eggs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 9.9g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 109.3mg; sodium 382mg. Full Nutrition
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