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Homemade Scotch Eggs

Author: Becky
These delicious traditional British snacks are perfect for all occasions and your picnic food list should never be without a homemade scotch egg on the menu. You'll be surprised at just how easy these fried scotch eggs are to make at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 676 kcal


  • 8 Eggs
  • 400 g Sausage Meat
  • 200 g Sage, Onion and Apple Stuffing Mix prepared weight
  • Small Bunch Fresh Thyme Chopped
  • Pinch Salt and Pepper
  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Breadcrumbs
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Place 6 of the eggs into a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and continue boiling for 4 minutes.
  • After the eggs have been boiled, remove from the heat and place under cold running water for 2-3 minutes. Peel the shells off and leave the eggs to one side.
  • Prepare the stuffing and allow to cool completely.
  • Place the sausage meat into a bowl and add the fresh herbs, salt and pepper and the stuffing. Mix together until combined.
  • Beat the 2 extra eggs and set to one side in a dish, in separate dishes, place the flour into one and the breadcrumbs into another.
  • Use some of the flour to coat your hands and take a small handful of the sausage meat and encase each egg with it.
  • Dip each coated egg into the flour, followed by a coating of the beaten egg and finally coat completely with the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat your oil to around 160oc and carefully immerse each egg into it and cook for about 8 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Transfer the eggs onto kitchen paper to remove any excess oil and serve either warm or cold.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 676kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 24gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 1098mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 367IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 4mg
Keyword picnic food list, savoury egg recipe, scotch egg recipe
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