Scotch Eggs on a platter, one cut in half

Scotch Eggs

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Keyword: how to make scotch eggs, scotch eggs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 231 kcal
Scotch Eggs are a great way to hard boiled eggs. Wrapped in ground sausage, bread in seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese before being fried. They are served with Dijon mustard and a gastropub favorite! 


  • 6 hard boiled eggs , carefully peeled
  • 4 ounces bulk sausage meat
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , finely grated
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend sausage meat, Dijon mustard, salt and black pepper.
  2. Place flour, seasoned bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese and lightly beaten eggs in 3 separate bowls or shallow pie plates. 

  3. Divide sausage mixture into 6 equal balls, flattening with your palm. Roll each egg in flour and then wrap with flattening sausage meat. Roll in flour again, then egg and lastly seasoned bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese. Repeat with each egg.
  4. Using a high sided frying pan, fill with 2 inches of vegetable oil, heating to 300 degrees. Be careful to use a thermometer. Oil that is too hot will burn the exterior before the interior is cooked.

  5. Gently lower half of your Scotch Eggs into the hot oil, rolling to evenly brown all sides. Fry for approximately 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet and place in the oven. Repeat with the next batch of eggs.

  6. You can place into a warm oven (200 degrees-ish) to keep warm until ready to serve. 

  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Scotch Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 244mg 81%
Sodium 639mg 27%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.