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Scotch Eggs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


6 servings

A crispy coating made with cornflakes and pork sausage gives a different treatment to these hard-cooked eggs. "They're fabulous hot out of the oven," notes Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. "Or enjoy them cold for a snack before a soccer or baseball game."
Scotch Eggs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Divide the sausage into six 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. Place on a rack in a baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, turning every 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 egg: 283 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 275mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein.

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  • Terri
    Feb 16, 2021

    Recipe was delicious, planning to try it with sage sausage next. Would be helpful to know if the 3/4 c. Cornflakes is measured before or after crushing. ALSO, be sure to spray Pam in the baking g rack or they will stick and be damaged during turning.

  • angela32
    Dec 17, 2019

    I used hot sausage, these were fantastic

  • KristineChayes
    Nov 14, 2019

    I made Scotch Eggs for lunch 11/09/19. I used Panko crumbs instead of cornflakes and browned the coated eggs in a bit of oil before baking them. My family loved them!

  • knollbrookcook
    Jan 17, 2017

    These turned out delicious but I had to make a few changes because I didn't have bulk sausage. I used plain ground pork and then added a few more spices; thyme, sage, nutmeg and the pepper. I followed the method exactly as written. We all liked them and I will be making them again soon.

  • ebramkamp
    Nov 30, 2015

    I love scotch eggs. I tried this recipe because of the cornflake crust. They were quite tasty. The coating was crisp which was a nice texture.

  • Cool user
    Jan 7, 2014

    Nice recipe.

  • DViola
    Oct 23, 2013

    This is great!

  • danilane
    Apr 20, 2013

    No comment left

  • stephanbowie
    Apr 21, 2012

    They really don't turn out at all like the picture and they have a peculiar taste.

  • Highbare52
    Jun 29, 2011

    Very good, loved it,easy to make