Scotch Eggs

Dishes From The Family Cookbook

This scotch egg recipes, should give you a clear idea of how to make traditional scotch eggs. At one time home made scotch eggs were a staple at every picnic, buffet and occasion where finger food was being served. This is a tried and tested method that Patricia has been using for over 50 years, it delivers a delicious result for anyone who remembers (or would like to try) the old style scotch egg. The finished product is nearly as big as a tennis ball, there is a generous amount of minced pork. This method involves deep frying in oil, something of a rarity nowadays but very common when almost every household in the country had chip pans. There are of course modern and far more safer ways of deep fat frying than the old chip pan method but in every case be very careful when cooking using very hot fat!

The scotch egg was a savoury on a par with a pork pie so you can think about using it in a similar way, they do work well T with salad, plowman's or as part of a buffet.Our recipe is below, more traditional and completely new recipes in the Kentish Recipe Directory. If you have an improved or alternative version we would love to hear from you.

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

Do you know of a reliable method to make veggie scotch eggs, Carol is asking for something that looks and tastes like a traditional scotch egg but is made with a meat alternative, can you help?

"Dear Yourcounty, I've been looking for a reliable vegetarian scotch egg recipe for years, I've tried quorn style mince instead of meat but it doesn't bind very well can you or any of your kind readers help?"

Scotch Eggs Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time:
15 Minutes

By Patricia

Ingredients: Serves 4

700g of pork sausage meat
6 small hard boiled eggs
Oil for frying
1raw egg

Cooking Instructions:

  • Place the sausage meat onto a floured board and divide into 6 pieces, season with salt, pepper and a pinch of your preferred dried herbs.
  • Cover each egg with a piece of the sausage meat.
  • Dip the meat and egg in the beaten raw egg and cover in breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry until golden brown.

Scotch Egg Recipes - Disclaimer And Feedback

We have a number of scotch egg recipes but this is the most traditional and in some respects the easiest. We hope in due course to publish all the recipes together online, including a vegetarian scotch egg method. If you have your own recipe (we're still looking for a good chili scotch eggs' method) that you'd like to share please drop us a line. We do check our content regularly but feel free to let us know if you think we need to make any changes to this feature. Please see our disclaimer.