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Scotch Egg
Incredibly tasty treat

Scotch Egg

Scotch egg is boiled eggs coated in sausage meat and fried until golden brown. This easy recipe takes just 30 minutes and is sure to impress.

Scotch Egg
Today, we would like to share with you a recipe for a special dish that originates from Great Britain. Even though it's not our national dish, we can use local ingredients to make it. Scotch Egg is a simple, 30-minute recipe that's known all over the world. It may look fancy and sound complicated, but it's actually a straightforward recipe that anyone can master. Scotch Eggs can be served cold or warm. While we prefer them warm, with a slightly runny yolk, the right way to serve them is cold for picnics and gatherings, using hard-boiled eggs.

An amazing snack or appetizer

This glorious snack or appetizer will leave you satisfied. It's like fried meatloaf with an egg. What's to love?

  • gorgeous, crispy, golden-brown exterior and juicy inside
  • serve cold or warm
  • perfect meal on the go for picnics and Easter brunch
  • feel free to use local ingredients
  • keep in the fridge for up to 2 days

What is Scotch Egg?

Scotch egg is a fantastic deep-fried treat originating from Great Britain. It's well-known worldwide, and you can use local ingredients to make it. You will need eggs, sausage meat, flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. In Great Britain, they often serve them cold, and it's known to be a good picnic food, but we prefer them warm. 

Scotch Egg

Scotch Egg

Essential ingredients

Before we made Scotch Eggs at home, we thought they were fancy and hard to make, but that couldn't be further from the truth. You can actually use local ingredients that are accessible in your area. You can find the whole recipe below; here is a little more information about the ingredients.

Sausage—Feel free to use any raw sausage (like breakfast sausage or pečenice in our area). Remove the skin and only use the meat.

Herbs - fresh herbs like parsley and chives add freshness, while the nutmeg adds a subtle sweet aroma.

Eggs - use room temperature eggs. This is essential. If you keep your eggs in the fridge, bring them out of the refrigerator 10 minutes before cooking. This way, you will get perfectly cooked eggs.

Breadcrumbs—You can either use breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs. We prefer the latter since the exterior is crunchier.

Oil - use frying oil like canola or sunflower.

Scotch Egg

Scotch Egg


Serve Scotch egg warm or cold. We prefer them warm, but that's our preference.

Feel free to store the Scotch Eggs in the fridge. They can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days. Before serving, reheat in the oven or microwave or serve cold.

How to make Scotch Egg at home (video)

Check this short video to learn how to make Scotch Egg at at home.

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This recipe is made in collaboration with Tefal Slovenija, as we used their amazing Tefal Unlimited (Unlimited pan in this recipe.

Lets get cooking!

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  • meat mixture

    Remove the skin from the meat and add it to a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, chopped chives, chopped parsley, dijon mustard, ground nutmeg, and water. Knead into a combined mixture. Shape into six large balls, then place on a large plate or baking sheet. Keep refrigerated until needed.

  • cook the eggs

    Pour water into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then dip the eggs into the water two times for a couple of seconds to prevent them from breaking. Boil the eggs for 6 minutes. Transfer the cooked eggs immediately to a bowl filled with cold water and ice to stop cooking. Gently peel the eggs when they are completely cold.

  • Scotch eggs

    Grab two sheets of parchment paper. Place the first sheet of paper on a working surface and grease lightly with oil. Add the meatballs on top, leaving much space between each ball. Place a second sheet of parchment paper on top and flatten each ball to get six discs, approx—15 cm (6 inches) in diameter. Add a hard-boiled egg to the center and wrap the egg with the meat. Gently roll in your hands to get a smooth texture. Place on a baking sheet and place in the fridge until needed.

  • pan fry

    Get three deep plates. Add flour to the first plate, eggs to the second plate, and breadcrumbs to the third plate. Take the Scotch eggs from the fridge. Roll each one in flour, dip it in whisked eggs, and coat it in breadcrumbs.

  • pan fry

    Add oil to a deep pan and place over high heat. When the oil reaches 165 °C / 330 °F, it's time for frying. Drop a few Scotch eggs into the pan and fry for 4 - 5 minutes or until the eggs are crunchy and golden brown.

  • serve

    Serve the Scotch Egg warm or cold, we personally prefer them warm.


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