Scots Eggs

Scots Eggs Recipe

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Diana Perry


These are a special occasion treat that speaks to our Scottish ancestors on both sides of our families. My husband would like me to make them every week to take with him to work, but they can also be cut into quarters, and used as appetizers. I have tried using ground turkey breakfast sausage, but it made it difficult to keep wrapped around the eggs...just a word of warning, but I did lighten them up a bit with less salt & fat and do not deep fry them as the original recipe called to do.


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1 Hr
10 Min
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1 lb
ground pork sausage
1 tsp
mrs. dash onion & herb seasoning
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
egg, beaten
3/4 c
plain breadcrumbs
hard cooked eggs, shelled
1/2 c
flour, for coating
1/4 c
canola oil

How to Make Scots Eggs


  • 1Mix the sausage, Mrs. Dash, and onion together well; divide into 6 equal portions.
  • 2Form the sausage firmly over the eggs, trying to keep the layer even, and without holes.
  • 3Roll the eggs in flour; dip each egg into the beaten egg, and then into the breadcrumbs; Chill at least 1 hour before frying.
  • 4Heat the oil in a heavy skillet and fry the eggs, turning often til they are they are crisp, and golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
  • 5Cool until they can be handled and cut them in half to serve.

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About Scots Eggs

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Scottish
Other Tag: Heirloom

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