Introduction: Scotch Eggs Time

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Scotch eggs are a common picnic food, also suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.

Step 1: Ingredients

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• 4+1 Large - Chicken Eggs

• 300gr - Good-quality Pork Sausages ( Chicken or Beef )

• 1 Tsp - Black Peppercorns, Crushed

• 140gr - Cooked Ham

• 25gr - Chopped Onion

• 1/2 Tsp Each - Chopped Sage, Thyme & Parsley

• 100gr - Plain Four, Seasoned, Plus Extra for Dusting

• 100gr - Dried breadcrumbs Vegetable Oil, for Frying

Step 2:

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~ Bring a pan of salted water to a rapid boil, meanwhile poke a small hole at the bottom side of egg , in order to release air inside the eggs ( Prevent the shell from cracking while cooking )


You can make a small hole by using tip of small knife or fork, just rotate gently the eggs counterclockwise

~ then lower 4 of the eggs into the pan and simmer for 7 mins 30 secs exactly. Scoop out and place in a bowl of iced water, cracking the shells a little (this makes them easier to peel). Leave to cool, then peel and set aside.

Step 3:

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~ Peel the sausagemeat skin, then cut into smaller pieces with ham

~ Put chopped meat, pepper, onion and herbs into food processor, mix to combine,

~ Then divide into 4 equal balls. Squash one of the balls between a piece of cling flm until it’s as fat as possible and oval-shaped.

~ One at a time, lightly four each cooked egg, then use the cling flm to help roll the sausagemeat around the egg to completely encase. Repeat with the remaining sausageballs and eggs.

~ Put in chiller for 1 hours


You can store up to 5 days in chiller, and 1 month in freezer.

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~ Beat the remaining egg and put on a plate. Put the four and breadcrumbs on 2 separate plates. Roll the eggs in the four, then the beaten egg and breadcrumbs.

~ Heat the oil in a saucepan until a few breadcrumbs turn golden after 10 secs in the oil. Lower in as many eggs as you can. Cook for 8-10 mins until golden then drain on kitchen paper. Ready to serve with Garvy, Aioli, etc


Before frying make sure the eggs aren't frozen or too cold.


chronocide67 (author)2016-03-23

Using quail eggs would let a person change the portion size.

LynneF6 (author)2016-03-22

I used sage and onion stuffing instead of Breadcrumbs and the taste was delicious

Shokuji (author)LynneF62016-03-22

Thank you :)

Ayub Wibisono AjiA (author)2016-03-21

Nice .... yummeee

Myevil (author)2016-03-20

That is a nice recipe

nigel.trewartha (author)2016-03-20

Nice one!.

I used a 50-50 mix of finely minced pork and beef .All the other ingredients are the same, but just a touch of Garlic and Chilli.

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