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Three Scotch eggs on a paper plate as part of a picnic, one cut open to reveal the egg.

Scotch eggs

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3.5 stars based on 10 ratings

These homemade Scotch Eggs are so delicious, you’ll never go back to buying shop bought again!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:4
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 5 5 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • 275g 9¾ oz Sausage meat
  • 1tsp 1tsp Thyme leaves
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 1 Spring onions finely sliced
  • pinch pinch Salt
  • pinch pinch Pepper
  • 125g 4½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 125g 4½ oz Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Place 4 whole eggs in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 8 minutes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Drain & cool the 4 eggs under running water then peel the shells off.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    In a large bowl mix the sausage meat with the thyme, parsley and spring onion and season well with salt & pepper.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 275g 9¾ oz Sausage meat
    • Thyme
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Parsley fresh, chopped
    • 1 1 Spring onions finely sliced
    • pinch pinch Salt
    • pinch pinch Pepper
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Divide the sausage meat into four, and flatten into ovals approx 12cm x 7cm, similar to the shape of the palm of your hand.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Next put the flour onto a plate and the breadcrumbs onto two separate plates. Beat the remaining egg in a bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125g 4½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 125g 4½ oz Breadcrumbs
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Dip each egg in the flour, then beaten egg and finally roll in breadcrumbs, ensuring a good even coating at each stage.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Heat the oil in a large deep pan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns brown when dropped in (CAUTION do not leave hot oil unattended and be careful when around it).

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Carefully place the scotch eggs in the oil and fry for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Chill before serving.