Scotch Eggs: How To Make Baked Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs emerged in the late 19th century in Yorkshire’s Whitby town. They were originally not covered in sausage meat but in a rich, creamy fish paste before being sprinkled with breadcrumbs. They were called ‘Scotties’ in those days, supposedly because they were made at an eatery by the name of William J Scott & Sons near the seafront. Hence, the creation of Scotch eggs was introduced over a period of time.

The art of forcemeat encasing a precooked egg originated not in Scotland but in North Africa. The method made its way across France to Britain and was first recorded in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Initially, Scotch eggs were laced with cloves and heavily spiced in an effort to sweeten the often putrefying meat.

The London department store Fortnum & Mason also claims to have invented Scottish eggs in 1738, due to their frequent appearance at fairs and Renaissance festivals and they have become a modern favorite. This snack can be eaten with hot sauce or mustard.

Baked Scotch Eggs

  • Author: Romae Chanice Marquez
  • Recipe Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: English

The whole preparation and cooking time is 50 minutes. This recipe is suitable for at least five servings. 

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Baked Scotch Eggs Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Baked Scotch Eggs Instructions

Step 1: First, heat the oven to at least 400 ° F. Next, mix the pork sausage, onion, and salt in a large bowl. Shape mixture into five patties of equal size.

Step 2: Roll each hard-cooked egg in flour until coated; place on a sausage patty and form the sausage around the egg. You can now dip it in the beaten egg. Then, cover it with bread crumbs.

Step 3: Place on an ungreased baking tray. Repeat until all of the eggs are used.

Step 4: Bake for 35 minutes or until the sausage has cooked thoroughly and is no longer pink near the egg.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!

Baked Scotch Eggs Additional Information

  • Make a lot of these eggs, cover them in waxed paper, and tote them along for breakfast or a quick lunch. Microwave through until heated before eating.
  • To make excellent hard-cooked eggs that quickly peel, place eggs in a small saucepan in a single layer. Cover with cold water at least 1 inch above the eggs. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from the heat straight away. Let stand 15 minutes, covered. Drain in an ice water bath and let the eggs cool down, then peel them.
  • Per serving, this recipe has 300 calories, 21g of fat, 16g of carbohydrates, 12g of protein. 
  • It will take about 50 minutes to make this snack. 
  • This recipe will make enough for 5 servings.

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About Baked Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are boiled eggs wrapped in meat and breadcrumbs and then deep-fried or baked. Eggs are a high-quality source of protein for muscles and tissue. Two eggs provide women with a quarter of a day’s protein needed and a fifth for men. Also, they are rich in zinc, vitamins A, D, E, and B, especially B12. They are also a good source of selenium and iodine, which is important for the body’s hormone balance.


To make this dish healthier, buy the meat from a reputable butcher, and bake the eggs instead of frying them. For more international recipes, click here.

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