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Scotch Eggs Recipe

Scotch Eggs Recipe

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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 259821
Reviewed 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 User ID: 702841 238480
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5279166 84638
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Nice recipe."

DViola User ID: 6210665 51724
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This is great!"

stephanbowie User ID: 5878681 91835
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

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

Highbare52 User ID: 59027 39747
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"Very good, loved it,easy to make"

charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 69131
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"This is a wonderful recipe that I have been making for years - best baked, not deep fried. I use medium eggs, form a meat patty on your hand, place egg on meat patty, wrap around the hard boiled egg, covering completely with meat, dip in egg & roll in the crumbs. bake on my broiler pan & they are wonderful. Always make 1 doz. or more as they go fast! Taught a cooking class to grade school children & they loved them & it was easy for them to make. Always get compliments when I take or serve them for a brunch."

CharlesR_female User ID: 56129 38346
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"Sorry...didn't see the title on the recipe"

CharlesR_female User ID: 56129 31899
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"These are called scotch eggs and are usually deep fried, but doing them in the oven would be so much healthier. Thanks for the directions. Oh and yes I agree with the others.....small or smallest in eggs are the best to use."

ViolaB User ID: 2670244 76446
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2008

" I've been using peewee eggs for scotch eggs, AND devilled eggs. They're just the perfect size, but not easy to find. Ask your egg seller at the local farmers market.

ViolaB "

hazelnut45 User ID: 2089655 38337
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2008

"I make these with bread crumbs coating...and use small eggs...been doing this way for years ....hazelnut45"

[email protected] User ID: 1025171 69129
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2008

"I do not use salt and pepper. I also use medium size eggs as they are easier to wrap the sausage around rather than large eggs. I put the crushed cornflakes on wax paper and then just roll the egg around. I found that easier than using a separate bowl."

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