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Old Fashioned Scotch Eggs

  • Prep: 10 Mins
  • Cook: 40 Minutes
  • Portions: 6
Scotch eggs

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 6 Free Range Eggs in their shells
  • 1 Free Range Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage meat
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Mustard
  • 2 tsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground mace
  • 2 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 thyme sprigs, finely chopped
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place 6 eggs in a saucepan and cover with 1" of cold water
  2. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, boil for 10 minutes; cover, remove from heat, and let sit for 6 minutes
  3. Drain eggs from water and transfer to an ice bath, allowing to cool for 5 minutes
  4. Drain eggs from ice bath, peel, and discard shells
  5. Combine sausage meat, Worcestershire, mustard, cornstarch, mace, sage, and thyme in a bowl
  6. Season with salt and pepper and mix until evenly combined
  7. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and form each portion around each cooked egg to cover completely
  8. Place on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  9. Pour oil into a dutch over and heat over medium-high heat
  10. Heat until a deep fry thermometer reads 350 degrees
  11. Combine beaten egg with milk in a bowl
  12. Place flour and bread crumbs in a separate bowl
  13. Working in batches, coat each meat-covered egg in flour, shaking of excess, and then dip in milk mixture to coat
  14. Dredge in bread crumbs, and then fry until golden brown and meat is cooked through, about 7 minutes
  15. Transfer to paper towels to drain briefly, and let cool for 10 minutes before serving


Scotch eggs

Yields1 Serving



Old Fashioned Scotch Eggs
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Chris Williams says:

I think you forgot to say to boil for ten minutes, as the recipe on,y says being to boil then take off . So the eggs would be raw.
Thanks anyway

Meridian Meats says:

Hi Chris,

Thank you for noticing our error. We will fix this right away. Thank you!

Karen says:

Just made them turned out great!

Meridian Meats says:

Hi Karen,

I am so glad to hear that!
Merry Christmas!

Lydia Cameron says:

I know this probably sounds stupid, how do I email this to me. Feeling a little stupid in MR. Lydia

Meridian Meats says:

Hi Lydia,

Not a silly question at all. Looking at this page, it looks like there is no way to email the recipe. I will talk to our web developer right away.
In the meantime, I will email you the recipe right now 🙂

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