Baked Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs -Pre Baking

Nick is not a big chocolate fan so when thinking about Easter eggs  decided to make scotch eggs for our camping trip which I thought they would be perfect fuel for walking .

We don’t have a deep fat fryer so I was a bit worried about attempting these with a shallow frying pan , fortunately over at FoodStories Helen had carried out a full scientific experiment proving they could be made baked.

Making Scotch Eggs

These were monster scotch eggs 3 inches wide but totally delicious , I now want to try making with plenty of other fillings , if you are looking for inspiration for sausagemeat flavouring I can definitely  reccomend The Handmade Scotch Eggs Company pages. If my pictures don’t inspire you you can mail order packs of six with morrocan options ,chocolate , black pudding , cheesy  they even have vegetarian options with kidney beans .
Scotch Eggs

Baked Scotch Eggs

Makes 4 Scotch eggs

5 eggs
400g of good quality sausages or sausagemeat ( if you are using sausagemeat you will need to add seasoning , salt , pepper , parsley , sage and nutmeg)
1 medium leek finely chopped
100g of breadcrumbs , made from toasted bread finely chopped in the foodprocessor

  1. Hardboil 4 of the eggs , for 6 minutes , remove and plunge into cold water
  2. Remove the sausage meat from the skins or  if you are using sausagemeat at this point you will need to add seasoning
  3. Mix in the chopped leeks
  4. Remove the shell from the eggs .
  5. Divide the sausagemeat into four
  6. Flatten a piece in your hand , put the egg in the middle squeeze the sausagemeat over to completely cover the egg , complete with all the eggs
  7. Refridgerate for 20 minutes
  8. Take the uncooked egg and beat on a plate
  9. Heap the breadcrumbs on another plate
  10. Roll each sausagemeat coated egg first in the egg , then in the breadcrumbs
  11. Place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper
  12. Bake at 180degc for 30 minutes , turning halfway through.


  1. It’s so great making them at home isn’t it? I’m glad my little experiment helped! Isn’t it funny how they turn out absolutely massive – that happened to mine too. I really want to do some with little cubes of black pudding in the pork – YUM!

  2. This is great I have been wanting some scotch eggs but I am trying to stay away from fried foods so this was a blessing to find. Can’t wait to try them they look delicious.

  3. Scotch eggs aren’t really something I think to cook at home very often. They’ve got more of that ‘farmer’s market/picnic’ feel about them.

    Having said that, I have made them at home, and I deep fried them, and they were excellent. Really very good indeed.

    I’ve also done an Indian version, where the eggs were encased in pork, browned off and braised in a spiced yoghurt sauce. That was really something else.

  4. Just wanted to thank you for keeping everyone interested in what is arguably one of Britain’s favourite snacks, it never ceases to amaze me how many people think so fondly of these traditional beauties. If your having a go at home don’t forget we can now send you the ‘scotch’ on its own ready for you to tweak to your hearts desire….

  5. We made fried scotch eggs last night, and are already thinking ahead to our next experiment with them (baking :)). Your recipe sounds delicious!

    By the way, a totally foolproof method to getting rid of that little gray circle in your hard boiled eggs is to bring the eggs to a boil, cover them, and pull the pan off the heat. Then you just let it sit, covered, for 10-12 minutes. Shock ’em in an ice bath, peel, and enjoy! Perfect hard boiled eggs every single time!

  6. Excellent I just stumbled across your blog, I am from Nottingham but now live in Chicago. I M new to blogging myself and as I ran down your recipes I saw not one but four rabbit recipes, I said if this girl has a scotch egg recipe I am marrying her 🙂 just kidding but a great blog

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