Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are a fun dish to make for breakfast, brunch or dinner. If you never had one before, a Scotch egg is a hard cooked egg, encased in sausage, then breaded and fried. They are really good.

We made them in a British cooking class last night and everyone loved them.

The first time I had Scotch eggs was when my friend, Dale, made them and brought them to a party. I have loved them ever since.

This is also a fun dish to make after Easter, when you might have hard-cooked eggs you are wanting to use.

Scotch eggs can be served plain, or with a dipping sauce. I used a pork breakfast sausage, but you could use a different sausage, if you like. Hot sausage would be good. You can make them the day before, then just warm up before serving.

 

Scotch Eggs

 

6 hard-cooked eggs, well chilled
1 pound breakfast sausage
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying

Peel eggs and set aside. Divide sausage into 6 portions. Roll each egg in flour and with hands press a portion of the sausage around each egg. If the sausage sticks to your hands, dip your hands in a little water to make pressing the sausage easier. Dip sausage-wrapped eggs into beaten eggs and roll in bread crumbs. Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees.  Cook each egg in oil about 4-5 minutes or until sausage is cooked and browned. Drain on paper toweling. Serve warm. Makes 6.

Scotch eggs, ready to serve