I had my first Scotch egg when I first went to England many years ago. Bought a ready-to-eat one from Sainsbury’s which wasn’t out of this world but it was still decent since it was considered a novelty snack to me. In my recent cruise on Sapphire Princess, I had an outstanding Scotch egg during a pub lunch and just couldn’t get it out of my mind since back. A Scotch egg is basically a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated with breadcrumbs and then baked or fried. When the husband wanted to make dinner one weekend, he decided he’d recreate some of the best dishes we had during the cruise and that was why he made these Scotch eggs which were dynamite! The key to making a great Scotch Egg really depends on the quality of the sausage so go for good meaty ones in natural casings.
For those residing in Singapore, you can try Johnsonville brand of original bratwurst sausages which I got from Foodie Market Place at S$7.90 per pack of 5 pieces. Really flavoursome and tasty 🙂
Enjoy my husband’s Scotch Egg Recipe! And happy eating, folks 😉
Scotch Egg Recipe
Ingredients (serves 4)
4 hard-boiled eggs, shell removed
5 bratwurst sausages (approx. 540g), remove meat from casings
1/4 cup plain flour
1 large egg, beaten
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
freshly ground black pepper
rocket & cherry tomatoes as side
1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C with fan. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. Season the sausage meat with pepper and divide into 4 equal portions. Flatten a portion of meat on your palm and place an egg in the middle. Wrap the egg completely with the meat and gradually mould into a ball with your fingers.
3. Dredge the sausage-wrapped egg with flour, dip into the egg mixture and then coat fully with panko. Transfer onto the baking tray and repeat for the rest.
4. Bake the scotch eggs for about 25 minutes till golden brown. Serve with rocket and cherry tomatoes.
Taa daa! Scotch eggs fresh from the oven! I laughed when the husband served this up because the egg was enormous like a tennis ball or maybe slightly bigger, lol. It was supposed to be an entrée but I was already filled up after finishing this cos’ it was sooooo good! Well done, husband 🙂
I’ve always thought Scotch Eggs looked tasty but I’ve never tried one. I’ll have to try your recipe out and see!
Oh yes, Scotch eggs are really tasty especially if you like sausages and eggs 🙂 Let me know how they turn out! 🙂
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I make a slightly different version of this using a spicy chick-pea flour coating on eggs. This looks incredible!
Thank you Sridevi! 🙂 Spicy chickpea flour coating sounds interesting! Is that flour already come spiced-ready? Or do I have to mix with chilli powder or something? Do you have a recipe for it? I would love to try it 🙂
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Love sausages and eggs! Thanks for sharing Geri…I’m going to give it a try!
Hope you like it, Linda 🙂
Very unique recipe. Got to try this one!
Thanks! Hope it turns out good for you 🙂
Your recipe looks very interesting. Have to try it..
Thanks! Do give it a try and let me know if you like it 🙂
I’ve always wanted to try a Scotch Egg but I’ve never had the opportunity to do so. I think I could pull it off with your easy-to-follow recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Oh yes, do give it a try! It’s really tasty 🙂
I’ve never had Scotch Egg before but will definitely try it sometime soon. The hubby and I both love sausages! Oh, add my little boy to that list 🙂 He even steals sausages off my plate!
Lol! I’m sure they will love Scotch eggs 😉
Great recipe…its been awhile since I made these:))
Thanks! It’s time to make Scotch eggs! 😉
Nice, I’ve been wanting to try to make these!
Do give it a try and let me know how it goes! 🙂