15 Yummy Scotch Egg Recipes You Must Try July 27, 2017

Scotch eggs can steal the show if you know how to make them properly. Be it a potluck, a party, or a picnic, you can stand out by making yummy Scotch eggs with minimum effort. The classic Scotch eggs are the best, but we have taken the liberty to add some new ingredients to make them more exciting. Here are 15 yummy Scotch egg recipes.

1. Classic Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 30 min; Cooking Time: 15 min; Total Time: 45 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 500 g sausage meat
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon English mustard
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Boil the eggs in a pot of water for 4-5 minutes. Transfer them to a pot of cold water. After they have cooled, peel the shells.
  2. Transfer the sausage meat to a large bowl.
  3. Add the herbs, salt, pepper, mustard, and nutmeg. Mix well and divide into medium-sized balls.
  4. Transfer the flour to one bowl and the breadcrumbs to another bowl.
  5. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  6. Dust your hands with the flour and flatten the meat balls using your fingers and palms.
  7. Put the boiled egg in the middle of the flattened patty and gently shape the meat around the egg.
  8. Gently roll the Scotch eggs in the flour, dip them in the egg, and coat them evenly with the breadcrumbs.
  9. Heat the oil and fry the eggs until they turn golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with cheddar cheese and pickled onions.

2. Liver Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 30 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 50 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup ground liver
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 ½ cups olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Put the eggs in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Boil them for 4-5 minutes and then transfer them to a pot of cold water. When they cool down, peel the shells.
  2. Add chopped onion, garlic paste, chopped parsley, smoked paprika, and salt to the ground liver. Mix well and divide into six balls.
  3. Transfer the flour and breadcrumbs to two separate bowls.
  4. Dust your palms with the flour and flatten the ground liver using your fingers and palms.
  5. Pop the egg in the middle and shape the liver all around the egg evenly.
  6. Roll them in the flour, dip in the beaten egg, and give a final coat of the breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the oil and fry until the eggs are golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with onions and ketchup.

3. Healthy Spinach Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 40 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 60 min; Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 large beaten eggs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • ½ cup gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup mashed potato
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup bread crumb
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

How To Prepare

  1. Put the eggs in a pot of water and bring it to a boil for 3-4 minutes. Then, transfer them to a pot of cold water. After they cool down, peel the shells.
  2. Mix the spinach with mashed potato, garlic, smoked paprika, gram flour, rice flour, coriander leaves, and salt.
  3. Divide this into eight equal sized balls and press with your fingers and palms to flatten them.
  4. Pop the eggs in the middle and cover them evenly with the spinach mixture.
  5. Gently coat the Scotch egg with flour, dip in the egg, and finally coat with breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat the oil and fry the eggs until they are golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with ketchup.

4. Beetroot And Carrot Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 40 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 60 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup boiled and mashed beetroot
  • ½ cup boiled and mashed carrot
  • ¼ cup mashed potato
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 tablespoons gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon chopped coriander
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • Salt to taste

 How To Prepare

  1. Put the eggs in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. After 3-4 minutes, transfer them to a pot of cold water. Peel the shells.
  2. Mix the mashed potato, carrot, and beetroot with garlic paste, ginger paste, allspice, gram flour, rice flour, coriander, smoked paprika, and salt.
  3. Divide this into six equal sized balls and press with your fingers and palms to flatten them.
  4. Pop the eggs in the middle and cover them evenly with the spinach mixture.
  5. Mix the breadcrumbs with a little salt and black pepper.
  6. Dust the Scotch eggs with flour. Then, dip them into the beaten egg, and finally, coat them with breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the oil and fry the eggs until they are golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with pickled onions.

5. Corn And Cheese Scotch Eggs

       

Prep Time: 40 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 60 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • ½ cup boiled corn, crushed
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Boil the eggs in a pot of water for 7-8 minutes. Drain the boiled water and add room temperature water to the pot to cool the eggs down. Shell them and keep them aside.
  2. In a bowl, add crushed boiled corn, cheddar, parsley, dried oregano, smoked paprika, whole wheat flour, salt, and two tablespoons of water. Mix well and make a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into six parts and roll them using your palms to make dough balls.
  4. Flatten the balls by pressing them.
  5. Pop the egg in the middle of the dough and cover it with the dough evenly. Refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
  6. In the meanwhile, in another bowl, mix all-purpose flour and mozzarella cheese.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan.
  8. Take the Scotch eggs, dip them in the whisked egg, and coat with mozzarella cheese and all-purpose flour mix.
  9. Fry them until they are golden brown.

 6. Stuffed Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 45 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 55 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 2 boiled eggs, mashed
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ cup grated cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons corn flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup potato, boiled and mashed.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

 How To Prepare

  1. Cut the boiled eggs in half. Take out the yolks carefully and toss them into a large bowl.
  2. Add the mashed eggs, yogurt, cheddar, soy sauce, chives, red bell pepper, black pepper, one teaspoon of oil, and salt to this bowl. Mix well.
  3. In another bowl, mix mashed potato, parsley, and salt. Divide this mix into six parts and flatten them using your palms.
  4. Now, stuff the eggs without yolk with the egg mixture.
  5. Pop the stuffed egg halves in the middle of the flattened mashed potato mix and cover them evenly with the potato mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the whisked eggs with corn flour.
  7. Coat the Scotch eggs with all-purpose flour, dip them into the whisked egg, and then coat with breadcrumbs.
  8. Refrigerate the eggs for 20 minutes.
  9. Heat the oil and fry the eggs until they are golden brown.

7. Crispy Sausage Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 30 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 50 min; Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 1 cup sausage meat
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Add the eggs to a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Boil for 5-6 minutes. Drain the hot water and add room temperature water to cool the eggs. Shell them and keep aside.
  2. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, chili flakes, dried rosemary, cilantro, honey, and salt with the sausage meat.
  3. Divide it into eight parts and flatten them.
  4. Pop the egg in the middle and cover it with sausage meat evenly.
  5. Coat with all-purpose flour, dip into the whisked egg, and finally coat with breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the eggs until they are golden brown.

8. Cottage Cheese Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 30 min; Cooking Time: 20 min; Total Time: 50 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 2 cups grated cottage cheese
  • ½ cup boiled corn
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup melted cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup boiled and mashed beetroot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste

How to Prepare

  1. Put the eggs in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Boil for 6-7 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and add room temperature water to cool the eggs. Shell them and keep them aside.
  3. Combine the cottage cheese, boiled corn, chopped green bell pepper, black pepper, cheddar cheese, mashed beetroot, cilantro, and salt. Divide this mixture into six parts.
  4. Flatten the cottage cheese mixture.
  5. Pop the boiled eggs in the middle of the cottage cheese mixture and cover them with the mixture evenly.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix corn flour with whisked eggs.
  7. Coat the cottage cheese-covered eggs with all-purpose flour, dip in the egg and corn flour mixture, and finally, coat with breadcrumbs.
  8. Heat the oil and fry the Scotch eggs until they turn golden brown.

9. Falafel Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 35 min; Cooking Time: 25 min; Total Time: 60 min; Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup olive oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

How To Prepare

  1. Put the eggs in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Boil for 5-6 minutes and then put them in a pot of room temperature water to cool them. Shell the eggs and keep them aside.
  2. Add one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and sauté the garlic and onion.
  3. Add the sautéed garlic and onion in a blender and blitz into a paste.
  4. Add the chickpeas, coriander powder, cumin powder, coriander leaves, and a little salt. Blitz it to make it into a chopped consistency and not a paste.
  5. Add the whisked eggs, one tablespoon of breadcrumbs, black pepper, and flour to the chickpea mixture and mix well.
  6. Divide the chickpea mix into eight parts and flatten them using your palms.
  7. Pop the boiled egg in the middle of the flattened chickpea mixture and cover it evenly.
  8. Coat the Scotch eggs with breadcrumbs and sesame seeds.
  9. Heat the oil and fry the eggs until they are golden brown.

10. Green Pea Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 30 min; Cooking Time: 35 min; Total Time: 65 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ cup mashed potato
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste

 How To Prepare

  1. Place the eggs in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Boil for 6 minutes and then transfer the eggs to a pot containing room temperature water. Shell them and keep them aside.
  2. Blitz the frozen peas and mix cumin powder, fennel powder, mayonnaise, chili flakes, mashed potato, and salt.
  3. Divide this mix into six parts and flatten them with your palms.
  4. Pop the eggs and cover with the peas mixture evenly all over.
  5. Coat the eggs with flour, dip into the whisked eggs, and coat with breadcrumbs.
  6. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  7. Heat the oil and fry the Scotch eggs until they are golden brown.

 11. Traditional Scotch Eggs

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Prep Time: 35 min; Cooking Time: 35 min; Total Time: 70 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs hard boiled
  • 300 g sausage
  • ½ cup chopped spring onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cooking oil

How To Prepare

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add sausage, spring onions, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste.
  2. Using your hands, mix well to ensure even spread of the spices.
  3. Divide the mixture into six equal portions and flatten them into 5-inch circles.
  4. In a large plate, add flour. Season generously with black pepper.
  5. Dredge the boiled eggs in the flour.
  6. Place one egg into each of the sausage circles and wrap them with the sausage.
  7. Place a deep frying pan containing cooking oil on medium to high flame.
  8. Dip each sausage-wrapped egg in the beaten egg and roll carefully in breadcrumbs until the sausage is covered completely with the crumbs.
  9. Add one egg at a time to the hot oil and deep fry for 10 minutes or until the crumbs turn deep brown and sausage is completely cooked.
  10. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a large plate lined with kitchen towels. Drain the excess oil, if any.

12. Baked Scotch Eggs

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Prep Time: 20 min; Cooking Time: 40 min; Total Time: 60 min; Serves: 6

 Ingredients

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 whisked egg

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 200o
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix onions with sausage and salt.
  3. Divide the mixture into six equal portions and shape them into patties.
  4. Dredge one boiled egg at a time in the flour and place one at the center of each sausage patty.
  5. Wrap the sausage to cover the egg.
  6. Dip each one in the beaten egg and roll it in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Place on a non-greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the sausage is completely cooked and loses its pink color.
  9. Take out, allow to cool, and serve.

13. Maple Walnuts Scotch Eggs

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Prep Time: 25 min; Cooking Time: 45 min; Total Time: 70 min; Serves: 6

 Ingredients

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 24 oz sausage
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sausage with walnuts and maple syrup using your hands.
  3. Divide into seven equal portions and shape them into patties.
  4. Place one egg each on the sausage patties, gently molding the meat into wraps.
  5. Arrange them in the roasting pan.
  6. Sprinkle some more walnuts if you wish to, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the sausage turns deep brown and is well cooked.
  7. Take out, allow to cool, and serve.

14. Scotch Deviled Eggs

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Prep Time: 20 min; Cooking Time: 40 min; Total Time: 60 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients For Scotch Eggs

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 ½ lb sausage
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced dried onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons mixed herbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 whisked egg

Ingredients For The Filling

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Chives to garnish

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 200o
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix onions with sausage and salt.
  3. Divide the mixture into six equal portions and shape them into patties.
  4. Dredge one boiled egg at a time in the flour and place one at the center of each sausage patty.
  5. Wrap the sausage to cover the eggs.
  6. Dip each one in the beaten egg and roll it in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Place on a non-greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the sausage is completely cooked and loses its pink color.
  9. Take it out and allow to cool.
  10. Halve the eggs carefully lengthwise and scoop out the yolks.
  11. In a large mixing bowl, separate the two eggs mentioned under the filling. Add the scooped out yolks to the bowl and mash with a fork.
  12. Mix in mayonnaise, paprika, and salt.
  13. Using a melon scooper, fill the egg whites.
  14. Garnish with chives and serve cold.

15. Tandoori Scotch Eggs

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Prep Time: 30 min; Cooking Time: 45 min; Total Time: 75 min; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, hard boiled
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrot
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup roasted and chopped cashews

How To Prepare

  1. Preheat your oven to 180o C for 10 minutes before you decide to bake the eggs.
  2. In a frying pan, heat oil.
  3. Add onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  4. Add the carrot and cook until it is soft.
  5. Add breadcrumbs and seasoning and cook to make a patty-like dough.
  6. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
  7. Divide the mixture into six equal portions and shape them out into patties.
  8. Place one hard boiled egg at the center of each patty and wrap it slowly to cover the eggs.
  9. Roll in chopped nuts and allow it to chill thoroughly.
  10. Place the eggs in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Take them out and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes.
  12. Halve the eggs and serve with some tamarind chutney.

These 15 Scotch egg recipes always come handy when I need an easy menu for an unplanned party. They are not only easy to make but also versatile. So, what are you waiting for? Start cooking and share your feedback. Take care!

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