How to Make Scotch Eggs

Very few Scots bother to ask the question, 'How to make Scotch Eggs.' Maybe because we can buy them cheaply and easily at most Supermarkets.

But there are so many other savoury recipes you might want to try such as Scotch Pies or even Forfar Bridies or even Lorne (or sliced) Sausages which you could serve with Potato Scones. You could always try the simple everyday dish of Stovies, or the traditional Fish and Chips in Batter.

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However, back to this recipe on how to make scotch eggs - they're often eaten as snacks at parties serving 'finger buffet' food, such as on Boxing Day which is the day after Christmas or Hogmanay.

I have made them in the past (when I was 'young') - and here is the simple recipe I used.

How to make Scotch Eggs  - scotch eggs


Serves 4


12oz/350g pork sausagemeat
4 eggs
2 tsp chopped parsley
1oz/25g flour
salt and pepper
1 beaten egg
4oz/125g dried breadcrumbs

Oil for deep frying


  • Boil the eggs until hard (approximately 10 minutes)

  • When cool, remove shells.

  • Add in the chopped parsley and mix thoroughly using hands.

  • Add salt and pepper to the flour.

  • Coat the eggs with the seasoned flour

  • Completely cover the eggs with a layer of sausage meat.

  • Keep your hands damp to mould it around the eggs

  • Dip in the beaten egg

  • Roll in the breadcrumbs.

  • Deep fry until golden brown

  • Drain well on Kitchen roll

Serve hot or cold

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