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Homemade Scotch Egg

by , featured in The Actually Delicious Air Fryer Cookbook
Published by Bloomsbury
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Introduction

This is a throwback to one of the first dishes I made in my first ever kitchen job. Shoutout to the Scotch eggs of The Queen’s Head Inn, Bromsgrove, that I’d make time and time again back in 2011. I wish we’d had an air fryer to speed up the process for equally delicious results.

This is a throwback to one of the first dishes I made in my first ever kitchen job. Shoutout to the Scotch eggs of The Queen’s Head Inn, Bromsgrove, that I’d make time and time again back in 2011. I wish we’d had an air fryer to speed up the process for equally delicious results.

Image of Poppy O'Toole's Homemade Scotch Egg
Photo by Haarala Hamilton

Ingredients

Makes: 4

Metric Cups
  • 4 whole eggs (plus 2 extra, beaten)
  • 500 grams sausagemeat
  • ½ teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 200 grams panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 whole eggs (plus 2 extra, beaten)
  • 1 pound sausagemeat
  • ½ teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and ground black pepper

Method

Homemade Scotch Egg is a guest recipe by Poppy O'Toole so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe

  1. Heat the air fryer to 130℃/270℉.
  2. Put the 4 whole eggs in the air-fryer basket and cook them for 9 minutes, which will be just enough to soft-boil them. Meanwhile, prepare a bowl of ice-cold water.
  3. Once the time is up, transfer the eggs to the icy water and leave to cool (about 5 minutes). Once cool, peel them and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, mix the sausagemeat, dried herbs and garlic powder with your hands until it forms a paste-like consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Using kitchen paper, dry the peeled eggs.
  6. Gather three bowls. Season the flour and tip that into one bowl. Add the beaten eggs to the second, and the breadcrumbs to the third.
  7. Using one quarter of the sausagemeat mixture, mould the meat around one of the boiled eggs as evenly as possible, aiming for the same thickness all the way around. Repeat so that all the eggs are covered in sausagemeat.
  8. Heat the air fryer to 180°C/350°F.
  9. One by one, dip the wrapped eggs first in flour (dusting off any excess), then in the beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs to coat fully.
  10. Put the eggs into the air-fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes, until the sausage is cooked through and the coating is golden.
  1. Heat the air fryer to 130℃/270℉.
  2. Put the 4 whole eggs in the air-fryer basket and cook them for 9 minutes, which will be just enough to soft-boil them. Meanwhile, prepare a bowl of ice-cold water.
  3. Once the time is up, transfer the eggs to the icy water and leave to cool (about 5 minutes). Once cool, peel them and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, mix the sausagemeat, dried herbs and garlic powder with your hands until it forms a paste-like consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Using kitchen paper, dry the peeled eggs.
  6. Gather three bowls. Season the flour and tip that into one bowl. Add the beaten eggs to the second, and the breadcrumbs to the third.
  7. Using one quarter of the sausagemeat mixture, mould the meat around one of the boiled eggs as evenly as possible, aiming for the same thickness all the way around. Repeat so that all the eggs are covered in sausagemeat.
  8. Heat the air fryer to 180°C/350°F.
  9. One by one, dip the wrapped eggs first in flour (dusting off any excess), then in the beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs to coat fully.
  10. Put the eggs into the air-fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes, until the sausage is cooked through and the coating is golden.

Additional Information

MY SUGGESTIONS

Try using different meat minces to make the coating; or if you’re wanting veggie, use a meat alternative.

Best way to serve? Hot and straight out of the air fryer with some piccalilli and a bag of crisps — just like being at the gastro pub.

MY SUGGESTIONS

Try using different meat minces to make the coating; or if you’re wanting veggie, use a meat alternative.

Best way to serve? Hot and straight out of the air fryer with some piccalilli and a bag of crisps — just like being at the gastro pub.

Tell us what you think

What 2 Others have said

  • 9 mins to cook the egg is to short a time, the eggs are not cooked enough.

    Posted by zx-9r on 24th February 2024
  • We made this at home but used pinhead oats to make it gluten free. It was yummy.

    Posted by Taripie on 8th September 2023
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