Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

A Scotch egg is a medium-boiled egg wrapped with sausage and a breadcrumb coating, then deep fried.

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 4 medium-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 cups fryer oil


Put the oil into a large saucepan and start to heat it, or use a deep fryer. Mix the sausage and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Combine salt, pepper and flour and add it to the sausage. Combine. Divide sausage equally into 4 parts. Take one peeled, medium-boiled egg and shape one sausage part around the egg. Place the sausage-covered egg into the beaten egg and then into breadcrumbs; remove the excess. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Place the eggs into the hot oil until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes.

TIP: To medium boil eggs, bring eggs to a boil for 8 minutes. Then carefully put eggs into an ice-bath to halt cooking.