How to perfectly prepare scotch eggs

Skip the usual plain boiled/fried eggs and bring life to your table

How to perfectly prepare scotch eggs
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it jumpstarts your body and mind so in that regard I feel that it's only right if it's not boring.

This recipe is a delightful treat for egg lovers.

Takes a little bit less time to prepare than a scrambled omelette as well so you do not have to worry about time. Plus, you can just prepare them the day before and then warm them up in the morning.


Below is the recipe: 


  • 10 Sausages 
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 2 red chilies 
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Breadcrumbs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Grated cheddar cheese(optional) 



Place eggs in a sufuria then fill it with water until they are fully covered.

As the eggs boil, in a bowl, remove the casing from the packed sausages and put the meat in a bowl. 

Add crushed garlic, salt, black pepper, turmeric, cumin, salt, and red chilli. 

Using a spatula/fork mix all the ingredients.

Add in cheddar cheese and mix again.

Note: If it's too sticky, drizzle a bit of flour on the sausage meat and mix well. Remove the eggs and let them cool for a while, then peel off the shells.

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Scoop a tablespoon of the sausage meat, pat your hands with a bit of flour, and knead the meat slowly with your hands, squeezing it flat with your hands and then laying the egg on top of the meat. 

Cover the egg with the meat then roll it slowly until the sausage meat completely covers the egg.

Note: for a crunchier feel at the top double dredge.

After you have worked on all the eggs, mix one cup of breadcrumbs with half a cup of flour in one of the bowls, put the beaten egg in another, then lastly, put half a cup of breadcrumbs in another bowl. 

Dredge the egg in the flour and breadcrumb mixture, roll it then dip it in the beaten egg then dredge it again in the bowl with the breadcrumbs, and roll. 

Place a saucepan with oil halfway filled on medium heat and place the eggs.

Turn them as they cook, to cook evenly. 

Let the eggs cook until they are golden brown and appear crispy at the top. 

Set them aside in a tray covered with kitchen towels to cool and drip off excess oil.

Garnish, serve and enjoy.

Ps: these can be had any time of the day and can be served as canopies for guests at a party as well. And they're not from Scotland contrary to popular belief, they're actually a traditional British meal.  

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