If you’ve never heard of, or seen an authentic Scotch egg, it is a sausage-wrapped, hard-boiled egg, with a lovely, crunchy coating which has been deep-fried. Here is a basic recipe for scotch eggs.


5 servings

1lb. 455 g pork mince 

7 large eggs.

Chopped parsley and thyme 

1 bunch green onion

Two cloves of garlic diced finely 

1 tablespoon mustard

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste finely chopped shallot (optional)

Panko breadcrumbs 

Flour, as needed

Seasoned bread crumbs, as needed

Vegetable oil, for frying


Have three bowls ready, one for flour, one for breadcrumbs and finally one for your beaten eggs.

Mix herbs with pork mince, add seasoning, shallot, garlic. Rest in fridge for ten minutes.

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add 7 eggs and boil for six minutes. Egg has to be runny once u cut it open.

Remove from heat and immediately transfer eggs to an ice water bath to cool (this will prevent the eggs from cooking further and will ensure a nice soft boiled egg)

Combine sausage, green onions, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper.

Press out the sausage mixture into patties.

Peel the cooled eggs dry your eggs off after removing shell and roll in flour.

Whisk the remaining 2 eggs together to form an egg wash

Wrap the sausage mix around the floured eggs

Make sure when you cover the egg with the pork that it’s evenly covering the egg. See picture below

Depending on how thick you make the pork around the egg will determine how long you have to cook them for, if it’s a thin layer then 2-3 minutes. 

Roll your sausage-wrapped egg in flour, then egg wash, and finish in the seasoned bread crumbs and repeat for each egg. Once u do that you need to shallow fry them for about 2-4 minutes, until browned on all sides. Let them rest until you need to serve then pop them in oven before slicing.

Heat oil in a pan or wok to 300˚F (150˚C), so the eggs can be deep fried.

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.

Transfer fried eggs to a baking tray and finish cooking in a preheated oven for 5 minutes at 400˚F ˚C)