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Scotch Eggs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
A Scotch Egg is a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg is surrounded by pork sausage which is pan fried for a crunchy outside and a soft center.
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: Comfort Food, Irish cuisine
Keyword: sausage wrapped hard-boiled eggs, scotch eggs, St. Patrick's Day breakfast, St. Patrick's Day recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 544 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 pounds pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 cups fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • canola oil for frying
  1. -In a large bowl, mix the pork sausage, salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, mustard, garlic powder and parsley until well combined.
  2. -Place the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper into a shallow dish. Stir to combine.
  3. -Wet hands with water (to prevent excessive sticking) and form about 3/4 cup of the sausage mixture into a 4" flattened disc.
  4. -Place an egg in the center of the sausage disc and use your hands to form the pork sausage up and over the entire egg.
  5. -Gently place the sausage egg into the prepared breadcrumbs.
  6. -Continue with the remaining eggs.
  7. -In a large skillet, over medium/high heat, add enough oil to cover the bottom.
  8. -Carefully add the Scotch Eggs into the skillet and fry on all sides (about 2-3 minutes per side) to a deep golden brown.
  9. -Reduce the heat to low, cover and allow the sausage to cook through for about 5 minutes.
  10. -Drain on paper towels and serve them hot, over hash brown parsley potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Scotch Eggs
Amount Per Serving (2 eggs)
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 268mg89%
Sodium 1331mg58%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 766IU15%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.