Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs






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Scotch Eggs

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 or 5 eggs depending on size

Serving Size: 1 egg

I first tried these when I was on a trip to England with the military many years ago. I was unaware of the the history of Scotch Eggs until I saw an episode about them in a Jas Townsend & Son YouTube video:

The first Scotch egg is claimed to have been invented by a London department store in the late 1730′s. To this day the Scotch Egg is a popular pub snack in British pubs.

I adapted my recipe from the one referenced in the video and used breakfast sausage instead of ham.


  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 egg yolk - well beaten
  • 4 hard boiled eggs


  1. Hard boil the eggs and set aside when done to your satisfaction.
  2. Combine all other ingredients well.
  3. Form patties and wrap completely around the hard boiled eggs.
  4. In a medium hot Dutch oven with a small amount of oil, sear the wrapped eggs until the sausage is brown and done.
  5. Remove the eggs and wipe out the Dutch oven so that only a thin coat of oil remains.
  6. Return the eggs to the Dutch oven, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 -30 minutes.
  7. Remove from Dutch oven and serve hot.

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