Eat Like a Princess - Merida - Scotch Egg

I love eggs. I love sausage. The people of England and Scotland have created an amazing dish that works for anytime of the day. Super portable and crispy fried. Scotch eggs are hard boiled eggs, wrapped in sausage then dredged in four, egg, and corn flakes and fried until golden.
My husband had soft boiled eggs with firm yolks but creamy centers for breakfast often as a kid and it is a constant challenge for me to get his eggs right if we go hard boiled in the morning. The ideal cook on these eggs what slightly custardy in the middle. If you overcook your egg in the first hard boiling stage you’ll end up with a hard over scotch egg or (gasp!) one with a gray/green ring around the hard over yolk. Overcooking can give hard boiled eggs a sulfurous flavor. No, thank you.
Serve this yummy snack or main with a variety of side dishes - hash browns, baked beans, bacon and toast for breakfast or side salad for lunch!

Scotch Egg


7 eggs
12 oz breakfast sausage (pork reduced fat or turkey)
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs  flakes
1/8 tsp Paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Spray oil
Mustard Sauce
2 tbs whole grain mustard
1 tbs mayonnaise
1 tsp honey


  1. Place 5 eggs in a small saucepan; add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and boil for 8 minutes; remove from heat and plunge into ice bath until cooled. Gently crack shells and carefully peel under cold running water. Place eggs in a bowl of cold water; cover and chill until cold.
  2. Place flour in a wide shallow bowl and crushed corn flakes in another wide shallow bowl. Divide sausage into 5 equal portions. Pat 1 portion of sausage into a thin patty over the length of your palm. Lay 1 soft-boiled egg on top of sausage and wrap sausage around egg, sealing to completely enclose. Repeat with remaining sausage and eggs. 
  3. Whisk remaining 2 eggs in a medium bowl to blend. Mix salt, pepper, and paprika into panko. Working gently with 1 sausage-wrapped egg at a time, roll eggs into flour which will help keep their shape, shaking off excess, then coat in egg wash. Roll in panko to coat.
  4. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray basket with oil, gently place scotch eggs in basket, and spray eggs with oil.  Cook for 12 minutes, flipping half way through cooking time. 
  5. Mix mustard, mayo and honey. Serve on the side. 
  6. Cut scotch eggs in half to serve and enjoy!
You can also fry these in a pan for 12 min until all sides are golden or deep fry in 2 inches of oil at 375 degrees for 5-6 min turning as needed to brown all sides. 

I served these for lunch with hash browns. I might have put my husband in a happy food coma. They were that good!


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