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scotch eggs

Recipe by
Shy Strawberry

If you love the classic pub snack ‘scotch eggs’ then these delicious, healthy alternatives are not to be missed. We’ve created them using lean turkey mince and coated in ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs to create a nutritious snack that saves on calories. When boiling the eggs don’t be tempted to leave for longer than 5 minutes. This is just enough time to cook the whites and the eggs will cook further when they are in the oven.

yield 6 eggs
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For scotch eggs

  • 7
  • 87 g
    ground almonds
  • 450 g
    lean turkey mince
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    fresh sage
  • 1
    shallot, finely diced

How To Make scotch eggs

  • 1
    Gently fry the chopped shallot in a frying pan until browned, then set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Place 6 of the eggs in a pan of boiling water and leave on a high heat for 5 minutes, then remove and soak them in cold water.
  • 3
    Break the shells off each of the eggs, then pat them with kitchen roll to remove any moisture (this will make it easier for the turkey to stick to the eggs).
  • 4
    Mix together the ground turkey, fried shallot, herbs and spices in a large bowl, then divide into 6 equal parts.
  • 5
    Flatten the turkey mixture, then place each egg into the centre and gently fold the turkey mixture so it covers the whole egg. Repeat with all 6 eggs.
  • 6
    Crack the last egg into a bowl and whisk, then coat the turkey in egg and roll in the almonds.
  • 7
    Preheat the oven to 170C/340F, and leave the eggs for 10 minutes before baking.
  • 8
    Bake for 20-30 minutes.