Delicious, tasty and easy to make homemade scotch eggs, so much nicer than shop bought ones

I have written so many time before that eggs are my absolute favourite breakfast, with a rasher or two of bacon on the side of course. I love poached eggs, and eggs benedict is divine.  However you can’t beat a fried egg if you fancy a sandwich. Mmmm.

According to research carried out by MOMA, when they asked 1000 people how they liked their eggs in the morning these were the results:

  • Scrambled 27.9% 
  • Poached 23.3% 
  • Fried 23.3% 
  • Omelet 11.7%  
  • Hardb­oiled 10.2% 
  • Baked 3.5% 
I am really surprised that fried and poached eggs are equally liked as I imagined more people would prefer fried eggs, how do you like your eggs?
 You can't beat a homemade scotch egg, so much tastier than a shop bought one, and these are baked, not fried
We get through so many eggs a week in various guises and they are so good for you too, they are great not only for breakfast but lunch and dinner too!
My children are big fans of scotch eggs so I have made this delicious homemade scotch eggs recipe which could double up as breakfast as well as a healthy-ish addition to the lunchbox as these are baked instead of fried but there is no compromise on flavour.
Step by step guide to homemade scotch eggs
 Of course if you have a deep fat fryer then these will take about ten minutes to cook. You can also give these a very quick shallow fry before baking to give them an even colour, otherwise you will need to keep turning them every so often to get them looking golden.

 Homemade Scotch Eggs recipe

 

Homemade Scotch Eggs

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Serves: 6

Tasty homemade scotch eggs are so easy to make and taste so much better than shop bought ones.
Ingredients
  • 9 large eggs, free range or organic
  • small onion, chopped finely
  • knob of butter
  • 600 g good quality sausagemeat (I used gluten free sausages & squeezed the meat out)
  • small bunch parsley chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp sage, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp thyme, chopped finely
  • plain flour (gluten free if needed)
  • 120g Panko breadcrumbs or gluten free breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ gas mark 6
  2. Cook 6 of the eggs in boiling water for 8-10 minutes, drain and then leave to cool in very cold water
  3. In the meantime heat the knob of butter in a pan and fry the onion gently for a few minutes without browning it. Remove from the heat and allow to cool down.
  4. Put the sausagemeat in a large bowl, add the herbs and onion and mix well, divide into 6 balls
  5. Peel the eggs
  6. In one bowl put in three beaten eegs
  7. In another bowl put the breadcrumbs
  8. In another bowl put a handful of plain flour
  9. Squash a ball of meat into a flat burger shape on a plate.
  10. Coat your hands in a little flour and then dip the boiled egg into the flour, place the egg onto the meat and then roll it in your hands to completely seal the egg.
  11. Coat the ball in a little flour and use to make a ball shape.
  12. Dip the ball into the egg mixture letting any excess drip off, then coat with the breadcrumbs.
  13. Dip the ball back into the egg, drain and coat in breadcrumbs again.
  14. Repeat until all six eggs are done.
  15. Put the scotch eggs onto a foil lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the meat is cooked through. Turn them every so often to get an even colour.
  16. Enjoy warm or cold
Notes
These scotch eggs in the photos aren't gluten free but they work just as well using gluten free flour and gluten free breadcrumbs.

These can be deep fried instead of baking, using a deep fat fryer cook for about 10 minutes.

Make homemade healthy-ish scotch eggs, so much tastier than shop bought ones

Disclosure: Post in collaboration with MOMA.

 

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Scotch Eggs

  1. Now why haven’t I ever thought to bake not deep fry. We don’t have a deep fryer and these look wonderful I shall give them a go soon for sure.

    When you say gluten-free breadcrumbs, are we talking making our own or is there something else I the supermarket shelf I have missed?! xx

    Posted on November 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm
    1. You can buy gluten free breadcrumbs in the supermarket. 🙂 I do make my own sometimes too, just blitzing the bread in a food processor. X

      Posted on November 8, 2015 at 11:22 am
  2. In my teens I would always make my Dad up a batch of scotch eggs once a month, I honestly could not tell you the last time I made them, but these look amazing, I think I shall give them a try xx

    Posted on November 5, 2015 at 11:31 am
    1. Thanks Kara, I think sometimes these simple basic recipes get forgotten about don’t they. My mum used to make them all the time when I was younger. x

      Posted on November 6, 2015 at 9:49 am