Scotch Eggs ~ Deep-Fried, Sausage-Covered Hard Boiled Eggs

Don’t ask me why these are called Scotch eggs, as they’re not Scottish and they don’t contain whisky!

They are, however, very tasty and a unique and nutritious treat for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a snack. Remember those Scottish Sausage Rolls I made? Well, you can make another batch of sausage to make these lovely Scotch Eggs, or use any kind of breakfast or British sausage meat instead.

Scotch Eggs may be eaten hot or cold, so they’re perfect for packed lunches (kids love them) and picnics. Here’s how to make them…


makes 6


  • 1 lb sausage meat
  • 6 peeled, hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying

Shape sausage meat into flat round shapes to wrap around each egg.

Heat oil in a pan or wok, so the eggs can be deep fried.

Dip each sausage-wrapped egg in flour, then beaten egg and breadcrumbs.

When oil is hot, fry each Scotch egg until golden brown, making sure to cook them long enough so that the sausage meat is fully cooked.

Remove and drain on paper towel.

Serve hot or cold.

LA Living…

an anemone in a tidepool, Laguna Beach

8 Responses

  1. wrote on

    I love scotch eggs, they really are a delicious breakfast or snack. I have never made them I should they really are a treat.

    • wrote on

      They’re actually really easy to make! You should give them a try! CC

  2. wrote on

    Love Scotch Eggs! Instead of frying them, I baked them last time, and they were yummy.

    • wrote on

      What a good idea! Never thought of that! ;)

  3. wrote on

    Dear Christina,
    How interesting! I have never had these before, but have heard of them. They look easy and delicious. I am sure they travel very well for a snack, if you have any leftover! I just looked at your post on the Scottish Sausage Rolls. I think these are beautiful as well as tasty I am sure. Never saw these before either. Definitely a must try recipe. Thanks for sharing. Blessing on a good week. Dottie :)

    • wrote on

      Thank you, Dottie! You have a blessed week, too! CC

  4. Cassandra

    wrote on

    I tried making these a few years ago, but had a hard time getting the sausage to stay together around the eggs. They were okay; I wasn’t really impressed by them but didn’t know if I messed them up. I baked them also as I thought the sausage was greasy enough that I didn’t need to fry them.. Maybe I should try them again…

    • wrote on

      Hi Cassandra, sounds as if you might not have had enough sausage to put around the egg, as it stays on quite easily if you have enough. I’ve never baked them, so I don’t know how they’d be that way. I can assure you that I’ve made these, as with all my recipes: if it’s on my blog, I’ve made it and tested the recipe, usually numerous times. Good luck! CC

Join the Discussion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>