Scotch Eggs Recipe

Upgrade your boiled eggs into fun, awesome, and absolutely delicious Scotch Eggs from my favorite African snacks!

What makes this egg recipe special? The boiled eggs will be wrapped in perfectly seasoned sausage, coated in a crispy dredge, and deep-fried until golden brown and crunchy.

It’s soft, rich, and creamy on the inside, flaky on the outside, and meaty and savory in the middle. You can serve it for celebrations and weekends for a delightful meal for everyone.

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Experience boiled eggs like never before. Every time you bite, it truly feels like a taste of heaven. And you can enjoy all of the yummy goodness of Scotch Eggs in your own home!

How to Make Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs may look complicated to make, but the recipe is actually quite simple. You just need to prepare the eggs, meat mixture, and crispy coating mix.

Once you get the eggs ready, all you have to do is deep fry them to perfection!


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Take eggs to the next level by cooking recipes like Scotch Eggs. In this recipe, you will need boiled eggs to easily wrap and coat the eggs in meat and breading mix.

Egg yolks have a creamy, soft, and rich quality, while egg whites have a tender and chewy texture. The eggs are certainly an excellent surprise in the middle.

Health Benefits

  • Strengthen your bones and joints with the nutrients you can get from eggs.
  • According to WebMD, eggs are also loaded with protein to promote weight loss.
  • Take better care of your eyes by adding eggs to your diet.
  • Australian Eggs also mentioned that eggs can be good for your eyes and mental health.
  • Eating eggs, especially for breakfast, is a good way of boosting your brain function.

No matter how you cook eggs, they are certainly some of the most versatile foods. For instance, you can try Coconut Egg Rolls, Fried Eggs, or Egg Mayo Sandwich for a new egg recipe every time!

Chicken sausage

Give the dish a meaty and savory flavor with chicken sausages. You will mash the sausage to make it easy to season and wrap it around the eggs.

You can also use other sausages, such as beef sausages, depending on your taste. If you love sausages, then I suggest making Sausage Rolls to go with the Scotch Eggs!


Start making the breading mix with flour. It will add a great layer of crispiness to the eggs. Flour also sticks well to the sausage mixture to properly coat the eggs.

I’ve used flour as a coating ingredient countless times, and it is truly effective. You can also use it for Nigerian Buns, Crispy Pan Fried Fish Fillet, and Chicken Pie!

Bread crumbs

Just when you think it can’t get crispier, why not use bread crumbs to improve the effect of flour? You can use ready-to-use bread crumbs or make bread crumbs from your leftover bread.

These can be a great way to give an extra flaky texture to the recipe. Bread crumbs can certainly seal the flavors and textures on the Scotch Eggs.

Spring onion

Add a pungent, spicy, and sweet flavor to the meat mixture with the help of spring onion. Once cooked into the meat and eggs, it will radiate an inviting aroma when you bite into the eggs.

Spring onions are some of the best herbs you can use for meat mixtures. These will surely taste amazing with the chicken sausage and spices.


The sausage mixture will definitely taste better with the right herbs and spices. I suggest using cayenne pepper, mixed herbs, nutmeg, garlic powder, turmeric, and all-purpose seasoning.

These spices will certainly create the perfect balance of flavors to complement the sausages and eggs. Don’t skip these to make the dish extra savory.


In any deep frying recipe, I always use oils with a high smoke point. The oil will give you the right texture from the inside out. You can use sunflower oil, canola oil, or even avocado oil for frying. 

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I bet you can already taste and feel the heavenliness of the dish. From the crust to the filling, these Scotch Eggs will leave you wanting more! 


Here’s how I make Scotch Eggs:

Sausage mixture 

  1. Mash the sausages in a bowl.
  2. Then, season with mixed herbs, garlic powder, nutmeg, all-purpose seasoning, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and spring onion.
  3. Mix everything together with a spatula.

Wrap the eggs

  1. Place the chicken sausage mixture on a flat surface with cling film.
  2. Fold the cling film to flatten the mixture. 
  3. Place an egg in the middle.
  4. Gently wrap the sausage mixture around the egg.
  5. Mold it with your hands to coat it fully.
  6. Then, remove the cling film. 
  7. Prepare a whisked egg, bread crumbs, and flour in separate bowls.
  8. Coat the egg in flour, dip it in the whisked egg, and dip it in bread crumbs. 

Deep fry!

  1. Deep fry the eggs in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the eggs for about five to six minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Then, toss the eggs in the oil.
  4. Once cooked, transfer to a lined plate and serve!
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How did your Scotch Eggs turn out? The most satisfying part is just slicing into it to reveal the crust and perfectly cooked egg inside! Each bite is surely just as exciting as the first one. 


How to Boil Eggs

There are plenty of ways to boil eggs, and here are some of the most effective methods you can try. 

On the stove
  1. Boil the eggs in about two cups of water in a pot.
  2. Then, cook the eggs for up to 12 minutes.
  3. You can prepare them in an electric kettle too.  
  • Bake the eggs in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • It is also suggested to use cupcake trays and a temperature of 160°C.
Instant Pot
  1. Put a cooling rack in the instant pot.
  2. Then, place the eggs on top.
  3. Pour water and let it boil for seven minutes.
  4. Set the instant pot to high pressure. 
Air Fryer
  1. Cook the eggs in a preheated air fryer for 12 minutes.
  2. Then, set the air fryer to 135°C.
  3. Once cooked, remove the eggs from the air fryer to serve.
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Scotch Eggs Variations

Aside from sausage meat, you can also use ground meat, pork, chicken, or beef. Include a bit of flour and egg to make it manageable for molding. 

Meanwhile, you can buy vegetarian or vegan sausages in supermarkets for other versions. The seasoning is also highly customizable to your liking. The egg can be soft-boiled or hard-boiled as long as the shape can be retained during cooking. 

Use your preferred herbs and spices to make the crust tastier. For instance, I love adding chili flakes whenever I want a hint of spice!

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Alternative Ways to Cook Scotch Eggs

If you don’t want to deep fry the eggs, then check out several ways how to cook them. 

Air fryer
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C for a few minutes.
  2. Then, lightly grease the basket with oil.
  3. Place the coated eggs inside.
  4. Let them cook for 12 minutes – 16 minutes on each side. D

Bake the eggs in a preheated oven for 35 minutes at 200°C. 

  • Deep frying pan Cook the Scotch Eggs in a pan.
  • Glass bowl: Prepare the sausage mixture and coat ingredients in glass bowls.
  • Wooden spatula: Use a wooden spatula to combine seasoning with sausages.
  • Cling film: To make it easy to coat the egg, use cling film.

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How to Serve Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs can be served whole, in slices, or on sticks. You can drizzle them with sauces and dips such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, marinara sauce, and more. 

These are also excellent with the following dishes:

For drink options, you can try the following:

Make these for breakfast or gatherings with family and friends. Indeed, it’s great for adults and children alike!

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Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Eat the Scotch Eggs within two hours to enjoy how crunchy it is.

make ahead

  • In the fridge: Put the eggs in containers or resealable bags. Refrigerate them for up to a week. 
  • To freeze: According to Freeze It, scotch eggs can be frozen in freezer bags for up to three months. Although, freezing is not suggested as it can affect the texture. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do they call them Scotch Eggs?

According to The Gourmet Scotch Egg, the Scotch Egg was named after William J Scott & Sons, the company that made the first scotch eggs. Back then, they used fish meat instead of sausage meat and only bread crumbs to coat the eggs.

What is the taste of Scotch Egg?

The Scotch Egg has many flavors because of how it is made. You will first taste the delicious breading mix as the first layer. Then, you will enjoy the meaty and savory layer of sausage meat. Finally, there’s a rich and creamy taste from the boiled eggs.

Is Scotch egg good?

Yes, it is! Aside from the health benefits you can get from the eggs and meat, you will also love how flavorful, savory, and meaty the dish is.

Does Scotch eggs have meat in them?

Scotch Eggs are coated in a sausage mixture, so they do have meat in the. However, you can also use fish or vegan coating for your diet.

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Scotch Eggs

Make these perfect and delicious scotch eggs wrapped in flavorful sausage meat and coated in bread crumbs and ready in just 25 minutes! Perfect for a picnic or as a snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine England
Calories 413kcal


  • 450 g chicken sausages
  • A pinch garlic powder
  • A pinch nutmeg
  • A pinch all-purpose seasoning
  • A pinch turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 6 eggs (hard-boiled) or as you prefer
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch mixed herbs
  • cooking oil (for deep frying)


  • Prepare the sausage mixture.
    Remove the casing of the sausages. Season it with mixed herbs, garlic powder, nutmeg, all-purpose seasoning, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and chopped spring onion.
  • Wrap the eggs.
    Boil eggs depending on the doneness you prefer. Roll them on a napkin to dry. Place chicken sausage mixture on a flat surface with cling film. Fold the cling film and flatten the mixture.
  • Place an egg in the middle and gently wrap the chicken sausage mixture around the egg. Ensure that the whole egg is covered. Mold it with your hands. Remove the cling film.
  • Coat the eggs.
    Prepare a whisked egg, bread crumbs, and flour in separate bowls. Coat the egg in flour, dip it in the whisked egg, and coat it with bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry the eggs.
    Deep fry the eggs over medium heat and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the egg over at regular intervals. Once cooked, transfer to a lined plate and serve!



  • If you don’t want to deep fry the eggs, then you can also cook them in the oven or in the air fryer.
  • You can use other sausages or meat variants to coat the egg.
  • It is not recommended for babies, but you can feed it to toddlers.


Serving: 1 (of 6)Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 23gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 972mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 584IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 3mg
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