Scotch Eggs


These Scotch eggs make for a delicious and easy special occasion recipe for your family. We serve ours on Christmas Eve over a bed of lettuce with sliced tomatoes and mustard for garnish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 quart oil for frying

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 pounds bulk pork sausage

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 4 cups dried bread crumbs, seasoned


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place eggs in a 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, cool, and peel.

  3. Flatten sausage and make a patty to surround each egg. Very lightly flour the outer sausage layer then coat with beaten egg. Roll in bread crumbs to cover evenly.

  4. Deep-fry prepared eggs until golden brown while making sure each side is well cooked. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  5. Cut in half and serve.

Editor's Note

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1489 Calories
88g Fat
108g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 88g 112%
Saturated Fat 25g 123%
Cholesterol 503mg 168%
Sodium 4278mg 186%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 326mg 25%
Iron 11mg 62%
Potassium 1010mg 21%

* 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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