Scotch Eggs


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Scotch Eggs


  • 6 medium eggs

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2-3 cups canola oil

  • 500 g mild Italian sausage, meat removed from casings


  • Cover eggs with water in a large pot. Bring to boil on high and boil for 4 to 5 min. Transfer eggs to a bowl of cold water and let cool for 5 min. Peel and pat dry.
  • Divide sausage meat into 6 equal portions. Flatten each portion into a 5-in. circle. Lay a peeled egg in the centre of a circle and wrap sausage meat around egg to cover completely. Repeat with remaining eggs and meat.
  • Pour panko into a shallow bowl. Coat sausage-covered eggs with panko bread crumbs completely.
  • Pour oil into a large pot until it reaches 1/2 in. up the side. Heat over medium. Add 2 eggs. Cook, turning eggs often, until panko turns golden-brown, about 2 min. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining eggs. Serve sliced, warm or cold, with a side of sautéed spinach and grape tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 690, Protein 34g, Carbohydrates 21g, Fat 52g, Sodium 1640mg.

Kitchen Tip

For a quick side, heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add 1 tsp canola oil, then 1 pint grape tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes start to burst and soften slightly, 4 to 5 min. Add 6 cups baby spinach, 1 minced garlic clove and 1⁄4 tsp salt. Season with pepper. Cook until spinach wilts, 1 to 2 min.

This article was originally published on Mar 12, 2021

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