Sausage Coated Scotch Eggs

Sausage Coated Scotch Eggs

Hardboiled eggs wrapped in seasoned sausage and breadcrumbs are the epitome of English gastropub food. Thankfully you don't have to cross the pond for them.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 eggs


  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Mix together sausage and Worcestershire sauce. In a smaller bowl, whisk together flour, pepper, sage, thyme, and mustard. Mix this into the sausage.
  • Divide the sausage into 4 equal parts. Mold the sausage around the hard boiled eggs.
  • Dip the sausage coated egg in the beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs, ensuring a full coating.
  • Frying instructions: Heat the fryer with about 2 inches of oil to 350 F to 365 F, then gently lower the eggs into the oil. Cook until sausage is done and they are a deep, golden brown, about 5 minutes total. You may need to flip them.
  • Baking instructions: Chill eggs for 1 hour before baking. Bake on a cookie sheet in an oven preheated to 400F for 30 minutes, or until the sausage is done and the eggs are a deep, golden brown.