Taste of Home: Scotch Eggs

I have learned that in the Middle Ages, British farmers and herdsmen made these Scotch eggs as their portable means of having some food in the fields; paired it with bread and something to drink. Nowadays, this special little treat is a favorite pub meal in Britain and in some other places around the world.

Love this special delicacy – Scotch Eggs 🙂

Since my son really loves hard-boiled egg, I made Scotch Eggs for breakfast last Thursday morning and they were absolutely tasty. I have also tried cooking it with minced chicken instead of sausage meat, and it was still delicious. While cooking it, I have realized that even though it looks very complicated, it is actually incredibly easy to make.

For those who are hard-boiled egg and sausage meat lover, here’s the recipe for you.

Ingredient for 5 Scotch eggs:

  • 250 grams sausage meat
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 spring onions
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • salt, according to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons cheese, grated
  • cooking oil


  1. Put the sausage meat into a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, pepper, parsley, spring onion and cheese. Mix the meat mixture properly.
  2. Put the beaten egg in a dish and put the bread crumbs in a spate dish.
  3. Hold a hard-boiled egg, cover the egg with some meat mixture around it then roll between your hands to shape.
  4. Dip the balls (hard-boiled egg coated with meat mixture) into the egg. Roll it in in the bread crumbs until coated. Then shake it off to remove the excess.
  5. Put the cooking oil in a large frying pan. Heat it up. Put the balls carefully into the hot oil. Fry it for 5 minutes or until turn deep golden brown.
  6. Serve and enjoy!








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