Basic Scotch Eggs

    40 minutes

    Classic Scotch eggs take a little bit of fiddly work but are so good, especially at picnics and other other gatherings!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 400g pork mince
    • 6 hard boiled eggs
    • 7 tablespoons fine dried breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Divide mince into 6 equal portions. On a lightly breadcrumb-sprinkled surface, pat out each portion to about 3mm thickness. Wrap portions completely around each of the hard boiled eggs, pressing edges together to seal.
    2. Dip mince-coated eggs in beaten egg then roll in breadcrumbs. Place on baking tray and bake in preheated 190 deg C oven until lightly browned; about 25 minutes.

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    I made these at the weekend some of them split during cooking although they were sealed correctly any tips on prevention would be much appreciated. ps tasted fab!!  -  04 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I prepared this recipe using egg mayonnaise (chopped egg, mayo, dijon, cayenne pepper, salt) as I've always disliked the whole egg scotch eggs; hard boiled egg is boring. Unfortunately this resulted in them splitting open in the oven. Any ideas on how I can prevent this from happening?  -  26 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Easy to do, but instead of beaten egg, I used a knorr stock cubemade into a paste with olive oil before rollinf in breadcrums. This makes a fabulous savoury crunchy coating!  -  31 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)