The Best Homemade Scotch Eggs, a popular British snack, perfect for a picnic, breakfast, or any occasion. Delicious eggs wrapped in sausage meat and coated in crispy breadcrumbs.
The Best Homemade Scotch Eggs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 
The Best Homemade Scotch Eggs, a popular British snack, perfect for a picnic, breakfast, or any occasion. Delicious eggs wrapped in sausage meat and coated in crispy breadcrumbs.
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Salad, Snack
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 lb or 450 g plain sausagemeat
  • 3 tbsp chopped mixed herbs (I like chives and thyme)
  • A pinch of ground mace .
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • Splash of milk
  • 1/2 cup or 50 g flour
  • 1 cup or 100 g panko or homemade breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil to cook
Instructions
  1. Put six of the eggs into a pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for five minutes, then put straight into a large bowl of iced water for at least 10 minutes.

  2. Put the meat, herbs, mace and mustard into a bowl, season and mix well with your hands. Divide into six.
  3. Carefully peel the eggs. Beat the two raw eggs together in a bowl with a splash of milk. Put the flour in a second bowl and season, then tip the breadcrumbs into a third bowl. Arrange in an assembly line.
  4. Put a square of clingfilm on the worksurface, and flour lightly. Put one of the meatballs in the centre, and flour lightly, then put another square of cling film on top. Roll out the meat until large enough to encase an egg and remove the top sheet of clingfilm.
  5. To assemble the egg, roll one peeled egg in flour, then put in the centre of the meat. Bring up the sides of the film to encase it, and smooth it into an egg shape with your hands. Dip each egg in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, then egg and then breadcrumbs.
  6. Fill a large pan a third full of vegetable oil, and heat to 325F,  170C (or when a crumb of bread sizzles and turns golden, but does not burn, when dropped in it). Cook the eggs a couple at a time, for seven minutes, until crisp and golden, then drain on kitchen paper before serving.