How to Make the Perfect Scotch Eggs

For those who don’t know what a scotched egg is, it is a hardboiled egg that is wrapped in sausage and then coated with breadcrumbs and baked.

scotched eggs

The best way to get quality sausage meat is to buy some good sausages, slit them open, then squeeze out the meat to be wrapped around the hardboiled egg. When you cook the eggs, it is important to take note of the timing the eggs are being boiled for especially if you are looking for eggs with a centre that is a little runny.


  • 500g sausage meat

  • 1 tsp allspice powder

  • leaves of 4-5 thyme sprigs

  • 9 eggs (6 eggs for boiling, 3 eggs for coating)

  • plain flour (for coating)

  • 250g dried breadcrumbs


  1. In a bowl, mix the sausage meat and thyme leaves together until well combined and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Boil 6 eggs for 3-4 minutes

  3. Drain and cool the eggs by placing them into a bowl of ice water

  4. Divide the chilled meat into 6 portions and peel the egg shell off the boiled eggs

  5. Wrap the meat around the egg and set aside. Repeat until all the 6 eggs are used up.

  6. Dip the scotched egg into a bowl of plain flour and then toss the egg between your hand to remove the extra flour

  7. Dip the egg  into a bowl of 3 lightly beaten eggs. Shake to remove any extra egg.

  8. Roll the egg in the breadcrumbs and set aside. Repeat till all 6 eggs are done.

  9. Fill a saucepan with oil till it is ¾ covered. Heat the oil to 170 degree Celsius before placing the scotched eggs in the oil. Cook the eggs until they are golden brown on the outside.


Scotched eggs may seem difficult to cook up but it is actually quite simple and relatively fast to prepare. Scotched eggs make good breakfast options and are delicious! Do give this recipe a try and enjoy 😉



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