Scotch Eggs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 16, 2023
A crispy coating made with cornflakes and pork sausage gives a different treatment to these hard-boiled eggs. They're fabulous hot out of the oven. Or enjoy them cold for a snack before a soccer or baseball game. —Dorothy Smith, El Dorado, Arkansas


  • 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. Divide the 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. 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.

Scotch Eggs Tips

How can you reheat Scotch eggs in the microwave?

If you’d like to reheat Scotch eggs in the microwave, make sure you cut each egg in half or in quarters. A whole scotch egg will likely burst during microwaving. To prevent the cut egg from drying out, loosely wrap it in a damp paper towel while heating.

What are some variations of this Scotch egg recipe?

If you like your yolks a bit softer, you can use soft-boiled eggs to make Scotch eggs instead. Check out our handy guide for different ways to boil eggs. You’ll have to use a bit of a lighter touch when wrapping it in the sausage to avoid breaking the white, but the result will be a just-set yolk with a velvety texture. You can also change up the flavors—try an Italian version with Italian sausage and seasoned breadcrumbs. Or try fresh chorizo for a spicy, Tex-Mex version!

How do you store Scotch eggs?

Store your Scotch eggs in the refrigerator. Wrap cooled eggs individually and place them in an airtight container—they’ll last 4-7 days in the fridge.

What can you pair with this Scotch egg recipe?

Because Scotch eggs are one of our favorite iconic British dishes, think classic British sides: french fries (or chips, as they call them in Britain), mashed potatoes or baked beans. It’s traditional to serve Scotch eggs with a dipping sauce—in Britain, it’s most often a spicy mustard-based sauce. But you can pair them with your own preferred sauce as well. Feel free to experiment with different sauces to complement the flavors of your Scotch eggs.

Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Editor

Nutrition Facts

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