Top 5 Scotch Egg Recipes To Try For Your Potluck July 6, 2015

Simple, portable, tasty, and neat – this is what comes to my mind when I think of Scotch Eggs. A tasty party food, it is perfect as a lunch box delight, summer picnic appetizer, or as a snack along with a cup of tea. How to make scotch eggs? A classic Scotch egg is prepared with hardboiled eggs wrapped in sausage patties flavored with assorted herbs and then dipped in crumbs and deep fried. But with people becoming more conscious of what they eat, this classic British recipe has taken up many healthier avatars.

I have handpicked 5 Scotch egg recipes, including the classic variety, to help you plan your menu better!

5 Must Try Scotch Eggs Recipes For Summer Picnic:

There is something for every palate here! Read on to discover a blast of flavor and health.

1. Traditional Scotch Eggs:

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This one comes closest to the traditional Scotch egg recipe. You can easily prepare it at home. No fancy ingredients; just make sure that you are a little careful. The time spend is worth the effort.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 6, hardboiled, peeled
  • Sausage – 300 g
  • Spring onions – 2 stalk, finely chopped
  • Fresh thyme leaves – 1 tsp, finely chopped
  • Fresh parsley – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper – to taste, freshly ground
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Egg – 2, medium, beaten well
  • Breadcrumbs – 1 ½ cups
  • Cooking oil – for deep frying

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add sausage, spring onions, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste.
  2. Using hands, mix well to ensure even spread of the spices.
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and flatten 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.
  11. Serve cool.

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2. Baked Scotch Eggs:

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Give your Scotch eggs a new, lighter touch by baking them instead of frying. Packed with some really tasty herbs, this recipe is a winner all the way!

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 6, hard boiled, peeled
  • Sausage – 1 lb
  • Dried minced onion – 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • All-purpose flour – enough to coat
  • Bread crumbs – 1
  • Eggs – 1, beaten 

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix onions with sausage and salt.
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into patties.
  4. Dredge one boiled egg at a time in the flour and place one at the centre of each sausage patty.
  5. Wrap the sausage to cover the eggs.
  6. Dip each one in beaten egg and roll in 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.

3. Maple Walnuts Scotch Eggs:

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The infusion of maple syrup gives this classic recipe a rich sweet touch. While this recipe does not have any herbs in it, you can add if you like a burst of assorted flavors. Serve it with some toasted bread and a fruit salad for a complete breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 6, hard boiled, peeled
  • Sausage – 24 oz
  • Maple syrup – 3 tbsp
  • Walnuts – 1/3 cup, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, plus a couple tablespoons extra for garnish

Directions:

  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 7 equal portions and shape 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 cool.

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4. Scotch Deviled Eggs:

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Deviled eggs come in a number of varieties, with the filling giving a new lease of taste every time. This one is a combination of two tasty egg delights in a single place. No wonder it is so tempting. Make a deviled egg filling with the flavors of your choice.

Ingredients For Scotch Eggs:

  • Eggs – 6, hardboiled, peeled
  • Sausage – 1 ½ lb
  • Minced dried onion – 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mixed herbs – 1 ½ tsp
  • All-purpose flour – enough to coat
  • Bread crumbs – 1 ½ cup
  • Eggs – 1, beaten

Ingredients For The Filling:

  • Mayonnaise – 1/3 cup
  • Dijon mustard – 1 tsp
  • Paprika – 1 tsp
  • Chives – to garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix onions with sausage and salt.
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into patties.
  4. Dredge one boiled egg at a time in the flour and place one at the centre of each sausage patty.
  5. Wrap the sausage to cover the eggs.
  6. Dip each one in beaten egg and roll in 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 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.

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5. Tandoori Scotch Eggs:

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If you love Indian recipes, then this could be your pick. A blend of two drastically varying cuisines, this one is a tasty recipe. Carrots have been used in the place of sausage here.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 6, hardboiled, peeled
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 ,large, finely chopped
  • Carrots – 2 ½ cups, grated
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Chaat masala – ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Bread crumbs – 2 cups
  • Roasted cashews – 1 cup, finely chopped

Directions:

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

These 5 Scotch Eggs recipes always come handy when I need an easy menu for an unplanned party. They are not just easy to make but are versatile too. So, what are you waiting for? Start cooking and share your feedback.

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