Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
These air-fryer Scotch eggs are amazing hot right after cooking, but I also love eating them cold for a snack before a soccer or baseball game. —Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas
Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Divide sausage into 6 portions; flatten and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Shape each portion around a peeled hard-boiled egg. Roll in beaten egg, then in cornflake crumbs.
  2. Place in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until meat is no longer pink, turning halfway through, 12-15 minutes.

Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs Tips

Can you use soft-boiled instead of hard-boiled eggs in air-fryer Scotch eggs?

If you like a softer center in your Scotch egg, you can definitely start with a softer boiled egg. But use caution—you need to be able to shape the breading around the egg without it falling to bits. Here's how to boil eggs to just the right doneness every time.

What dipping sauces can you serve with air-fryer Scotch eggs?

The flavors of these air-fryer Scotch eggs lend themselves to many dipping sauces, but mustard sauce is most traditional. This honey mustard recipe will do the trick—or try a creamy homemade Thousand Island.

What else can you bread air-fryer Scotch eggs with?

This recipe uses crushed cornflakes, but panko bread crumbs will give you a similar crispy crunch! Our homemade breadcrumb recipe will also help you use up some older bread that’s just past it’s best.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically among brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 egg: 313 calories, 22g fat (7g saturated fat), 258mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.

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