May 29

Classic Scotch Egg

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My first backpacking trip was a summer spent in Europe. We left Halifax on an overnight flight and landed in London ready to rock! We hit the ground running and found our way to a few British pubs to sample the local fare. The fare turned out to be pretty delicious!

Our crew all ordered a round of tall, room temperature beer and scotch eggs. It was my first time having one, and it was delicious. Basically a handheld breakfast.

Soft boiled egg, wrapped in seasoned sausage meat, bit of panko, plop it in the deep fryer and BOOM! An amazing party snack. Give this one a try.

Ready in: 45 mins
Prep: 35m
Servings: 4


  • 4 eggs
  • Sausage mixture:
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1/4 cup chives or any green herb of your choosing
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Coating:
  • 2 eggs, scrambled in a bowl
  • 3/4 cup flour (coconut flour works too)
  • 2 cups panko crumbs (GF panko is great as well!)


  1. Okay, first things first; let's get the eggs boiled off. For soft boiled eggs you are going to want to bring a pot of water up to a simmer and then gentle lower the eggs into the water for 7 minutes. Then immediately remove them from the water and place in an ice bath to quickly stop the cooking.
  2. While the eggs are cooling, let's crack on with the sausage mixture. In a large bowl add the pork, garlic, chives, salt, pepper and apple and mix together.
  3. Once the eggs are cooled, peel off the shells.
  4. In your hand create a thin patty of sausage mixture. You want it to be about 4 inches in diameter. Lay the egg in the middle and fold the mixture over the egg and close the seams. Now pretend you are packing a snowball and make sure the whole egg is covered.
  5. Now prepare three bowls; one with flour, one with egg and one with panko breadcrumbs. Starting with the flour, roll the wrapped eggs in the flour until totally covered. Next dip in the egg mixture and then the panko. Lightly squeeze the panko into the meat so it doesn't fall off while frying.
  6. Preheat the oil in a deep fryer or pot to 365. Once temperature has been reached, lower the coated eggs into the oil and fry until golden brown, about 6 minutes.
  7. Once golden, remove from fryer and let drain on paper towel. Now you're good to go!