Easter and eggs go hand in hand, so I thought I would get a little creative this past weekend and found perfect recipe to change things up. Scotch Eggs are something we don’t have very often. They’re beyond delicious, but let’s be real, not very healthy. Don’t let these fool you, just because they’re baked, doesn’t make them any healthier.
The process is pretty simple, wrap a hard-boiled egg in sausage and then bake or fry. They say it’s just a snack, but trust me when I say, one of these will fill you up and then some. It was so worth the full belly ache though. They were absolutely incredible! The perfect salty and crunchy combination. Next time I’ll be frying them up, but I don’t know much better they could possibly taste.
I hope you all enjoy these as much as we did! Here’s how to easily make Scotch Eggs.
Start off by combining sausage, minced onion, green onion and salt. Mix it together with your hands like a meatloaf until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Form into 4 patties.
Next, prepare your breading station. You’ll need flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
Roll a hard-boiled egg in the flour.
Place it on one of the sausage patties.
Shape the sausage around the egg making sure it’s fully enclosed.
Dip your sausage covered egg in the beaten egg wash.
Then roll it in the breadcrumbs. I used panko. Since we’re baking and not frying, panko gives it a little more crunch than traditional breadcrumbs.
Place on a lined baking sheet.
Repeat the process over again. I have a messy little work station 😉
Once you have all 4 Scotch Eggs ready to bake, pop them in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
Let them cool for about 5 minutes. Slice up and enjoy!
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 1 lb. ground sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Regular, but you could also use Sage or Maple)
- 1 teaspoon green onion, thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon dried minced onion
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup flour
- ¾ cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1 beaten egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Start off by combining sausage, minced onion, green onion and salt in a bowl. Mix it together with your hands like a meatloaf, until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Form into 4 patties.
- Next, prepare your breading station by getting flour, bread crumbs and beaten egg into 3 separate bowls.
- Roll a hard-boiled egg in the flour and place it on one of the sausage patties.
- Shape the sausage around the egg making sure it's fully enclosed.
- Dip your sausage covered egg in the beaten egg wash, then roll in the breadcrumbs and place on a lined baking sheet.
- Repeat the process with the next 3 eggs.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the sausage is fully cooked.
- Let cool for 5 minutes. Slice in half and serve.
I’m sharing these over at the Fiesta Friday party co-hosted by Julianna @Foodie On Board and Hilda @Along The Grapevine.