Scotch Eggs

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Have it for Breakfast or Enjoy with a Beer. It's an ideal comfort food

Ground Sausage (I used Italian Seasoned just to save time)
Bread Crumb
Veg. Oil for Deep Frying
Salt and Pepper to taste (in this case, I didn't use any)

Grated Parmesan

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Step 1: Boil, Cool, Peel

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Boil the eggs
Soft- 5-7min
Hard- 7+min
(*Note- if you are going for soft boiled eggs, be super careful when peeling)

Put them in Ice Cold water to stop the cooking process

Peel and set aside

Step 2: Wrap it up

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Place a plastic wrap on your working surface (It makes thing way easier)

Place a portion of the ground sausage top and flatten out with hands

Flour the egg and place in the center of the ground sausage (Flour makes the meat stick to the egg)

Grab the plastic wrap and wrap the egg with the meat (Pinch off any excess and shape the egg)


Step 3: Foodies Assemble!!

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Have bowls of flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumb ready

Start with the flour, lightly flour and brush off excess

Then beaten egg, sorta wiping away excess

And lastly the Breadcrumbs

Wrap each individually in plastic wrap and place in the fridge till you are ready to cook

Step 4: Fry em Golden

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Heat up the oil to 375°F for deep frying

Only fry them till Golden Brown

Meantime, preheat Oven to 350°F

Step 5: Bake and Serve

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Bake for 10min.

To Serve/Optional:
On top of a lettuce with tomato slices
Cut in half and sprinkle Parmesan or Parsley or both :)

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sunshiine11 months ago

Congrats on winning grand prize!

MeloVlog (author)  sunshiine11 months ago

Thank You :D great way to start my day lol

sunshiine MeloVlog11 months ago

Yeah I hear you! Hope everyday is a great start for you!


olivia1110 days ago


Tried its good

BrianDean23 days ago

looking delicious

davis311 month ago

very good

rose1241 month ago

good one

drchaitanya6 months ago
Tried its good
BARNABASSABA8 months ago

Congrats On ur Time

bajablue11 months ago

Looks DELICIOUS! :-P~~~

NetWt4Lbs11 months ago

I have made these before but I didn't like them, perhaps it's an acquired taste for me lol
Great handy food though, all in one breakfast
kbaldwin1112 months ago
Off the wall question, you a military family?
MeloVlog (author)  kbaldwin1111 months ago

Yeah, that's spot on.

Lol is it bad I recognized the the kitchen and dining room table?
Thank you for this tutorial, I've always wanted to try these.
n0ukf11 months ago

Suggestion I've read for easy peeling eggs. Don't use the freshest eggs, let them sit a week to 10 days before boiling.

dasmoose12 months ago
I love a good scotch egg! As a twist I wrap in bacon and throw on the smoker instead of frying.
metqa dasmoose11 months ago

That is a great idea. Do you wrap the bacon after the sausage? I made sausage wrapped eggs. Was the best thing I tasted that day!

nanaverm11 months ago

They look delicious! Why would one bake them after frying?

metqa nanaverm11 months ago

I don't put a bread coating on the outside so I can just fry them all the way, but if the meat coating is thick enough, it won't cook completely by the time the outer breading is browned. Baking it afterward ensures that the meat is cooked thoroughly.

thumbedmonkey11 months ago

How well do these freeze or at least store in the refrigerator? I'd pretty much have to make them up ahead of time and store them. I'm the only adult carnivore in my house, so this would be a food for parties. I suppose freezing after the surface frying would be the ideal step to store them.

The egg becomes rubbery after having been frozen and thawed, and there is a bit of liquid that comes out because of crystalization, but if you reheat them in the oven then it dries up. In the nuker, it's a bit wet, but is salvegable. I'd prefer to just eat them up within the week. I kept some for three days in a cooler and they were good to the last day and I didn't get sick or anything bad.

pjevdjic11 months ago

I'm not sure I got this clear,do I deep fry them wraped in plastic wrap? If so,can someone explain me why?

MeloVlog (author)  pjevdjic11 months ago

no no no D: sry, I just wrap it and put it in the fridge till im ready to fry them. (edited :) )

pjevdjic MeloVlog11 months ago

Oooh ok,thanks. :D

I don't cook at all,I'm pretty much a noob to all this things,but when I saw this instructable,it looked very deliciuos,so I will definitely try to make it. :D

kurshiukas11 months ago

Is there a variation of this, that does not include frying? Looks really tasty.

jlanaux kurshiukas11 months ago

I bet you could substitute a shake-n-bake coating like you would chicken and bake them.

kmurray211 months ago

i make these for when i go camping make them the night before chill then in the fridge next morning put them in foil and slowly heat them by the fire

zz383mero11 months ago

All I can say is

headlemk12 months ago

Scotch is a liquor. Your title should use Scot or Scottish (I was soundly, angrily and publicly corrected by a Scotsman). I was looking for liquor in the recipe.

headlemk headlemk11 months ago

ok. Good to know. Learned something new.

wikkit headlemk11 months ago

They are called Scotch eggs. They have nothing to do with Scotland or Scots, they were invented in London, possibly inspired by Moghul cuisine.

ourkid headlemk11 months ago

These are known across the whole of the British Isles as Scotch eggs and almost certainly weren't invented in Scotland.


oilitright12 months ago

I make scotch eggs for holiday and special occasion days. It's a load of work but everyone seems to enjoy them. I serve them with yeast risen waffles. Together they are hard to beat.

ottermann12 months ago

I tried your method and it was fantastic. I used home made Bangers for the sausage though. In the past, I never oven baked mine, always fried them. This method was much better as the sausage didn't split.

I think this is a great idea and very tasty too. I can't wait to try the oven baking ones.

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Is it traditional Scotish food?

MeloVlog (author)  rosemary gillespie12 months ago

I'm not best to answer that question. My guess is maybe :\ Its a UK dish, "British-style" pubs would serve them and its pretty big in Renaissance Festivals.
Also my version is just one of many. (ex. some would use quail eggs, some would only fry and not bake, many would use different spices/herbs etc.)

Phoghat12 months ago
Used to make these all the time when my kids were small, but with bulk breakfast sausage. Think I ll make some for Super Bowl
emikayee12 months ago
This is great, I've always wanted to make scotch eggs!
P.S. It's subtle but I love that you're wearing a kilt for this!
hank3fan12 months ago
It's been forever since I've had these. I think I'll make these for the game this weekend.
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