Scotch Eggs - Instant Pot

J. White Harris


Since I first learned about Scotch Eggs I have made some refinements and adapted it to use the Instant Pot. This is a dish that is popular in England but it’s not too well known in the US. I used mild Italian bulk sausage and the bread crumbs were seasoned Italian. The flavor of this dish can be changed considerably by using different sausage and different seasoned bread crumbs. This is so versatile: eat it for breakfast with your morning coffee; cut in half and serve over lettuce and tomatoes with honey mustard dressing; or cut in half and serve as an appetizer with honey flavored mustard.


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8 servings
20 Min
30 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 8
  • 2 lb
    italian pork sausage, mild
  • 1 qt
    oil for frying
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 c
    dried bread crumbs, seasoned

How to Make Scotch Eggs - Instant Pot


  1. Put 2 cups water in Instant Pot. Put the eggs in a steamer basket and put into Instant Pot. Secure the lid. Push MANUAL then set for 5 minutes. When the time is up let the cooker go into KEEP WARM mode and count 6 minutes. Then press CANCEL and twist the steam release handle on the lid to VENTING position. When the lid releases move the eggs to ice water until cooled, then peel.
  2. Divide each pound of sausage into 4 equal portions, making 8 portions, 1/4 pound each. Flatten each portion and make a patty to surround each egg.
  3. Heat oil in a Dutch Oven or a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. You can also do this in the Instant Pot.
  4. Put flour in one bowl, beaten eggs in second bowl, and seasoned bread crumbs into a third bowl. Lightly flour the sausage covered eggs, coat with beaten egg, then roll in bread crumbs to evenly cover.
  5. Deep fry until golden brown, or pan fry while making sure each side is well cooked.
  6. To serve as an appetizer, Cut each egg in half and serve with mustard (I like this with honey flavored mustard).
  7. To serve as a salad put egg halves over a bed of lettuce and sliced tomatoes, again I use honey mustard salad dressing with this.
  8. If any Scotch Eggs are not used, put them in the refrigerator. They can be reheated by preheating oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

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About Scotch Eggs - Instant Pot

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: English
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Wheat Free Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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