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A closeup horizontal photo of two Scotch Eggs on a plaid plate with potatoes and a fork.
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5 from 2 votes

Scotch Eggs

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 8
Calories: 544kcal


  • 8 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 pounds pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 ½ 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
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • canola oil for frying


  • -In a large bowl, mix the pork sausage, salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, mustard, garlic powder and parsley until well combined.
  • -Place the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper into a shallow dish. Stir to combine.
  • -Wet hands with water (to prevent excessive sticking) and form about ¾ cup of the sausage mixture into a 4" flattened disc.
  • -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.
  • -Gently place the sausage egg into the prepared breadcrumbs.
  • -Continue with the remaining eggs.
  • -In a large skillet, over medium/high heat, add enough oil to cover the bottom.
  • -Carefully add the Scotch Eggs into the skillet and fry on all sides (about 2-3 minutes per side) to a deep golden brown.
  • -Reduce the heat to low, cover and allow the sausage to cook through for about 5 minutes.
  • -Drain on paper towels and serve them hot, over hash brown parsley potatoes.


Serving: 2eggs | Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 1331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g