This post has been a long time coming! Until I made them last week, I’d never even tasted a scotch egg. But my husband had them last spring at a beer tasting he went to and was hooked. He asked me to recreate them and they went on my list but I never got around to it. Honestly I wasn’t that gung ho about it – it was eggs and sausage I thought, big deal right? Boy was I ever wrong! Anyway, I intended to make them during my “across the pond” week when I made the Bangers and Mash, Fisherman’s Pie, and a few other revamped classic dishes from the British Isles, but I never got around to it. They seem to be everywhere lately though and I finally decided I had to see what all of the fuss was about…
Scotch Eggs – Low Carb and Gluten Free
- Yield: 7 eggs
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Eggs
- 7 large eggs
- 1 tube of breakfast sausage
- 1/4 c parmesan cheese
- 1/4 c coconut flour
- S & P
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- oil for frying
- Place the eggs in a medium saucepan in cold water. Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes. Turn off heat and let them sit in the hot water for five minutes. Remove from the pan and place in ice water. Cool for five minutes.
- While they are cooling, mix your coconut flour, parmesan, salt and pepper and garlic powder in a shallow bowl or dish and set aside.
- Peel the eggs under cold running water and set on a plate lined with paper towels. You may have to blot them as well, because you want them completely dry when you wrap them with the sausage.
- Meanwhile, remove your sausage from the tube and cut into 7 equal portions. Take a piece and using your left hand, flatten the sausage out onto your right hand making an oblong oval that is about 1/4 inch thick. Place an egg in the center of the sausage, cup your hand and use your fingers to wrap the sausage completely around the egg. Then press as you would if forming a meatball to make sure the meat is evenly wrapped and smooth. Set aside and repeat with the other eggs.*
- I started my oil heating (in a heavy duty pan about 1/2 inch deep) while I wrapped these. Once they are all wrapped, dip them first in the beaten egg, then the coconut flour/parmesan coating and place them in your hot oil – I put the completed eggs onto a spoon and rolled them into the oil to prevent splashing.
- They don’t take long to cook, turn them every 2 minutes or less until golden brown all the way around and then take them out and put them on a paper towel lined plate.
- Served hot or cold these are awesome! And filling! I ate one and a half of them after taking the photos and was totally stuffed for hours afterward.
*It sounds harder than it really is but you’ll get the hang of it quickly. I wish I had a photo tutorial but it’s hard to take photos with sausage covered hands, so hopefully this description gives you the idea. I tried rolling out the sausage between parchment sheets but then when I used a spatula to get it off, it crumpled up – so the hand technique worked the best for me.
For the nutrition data, I’m giving you the eggs dipped, but not fried, because I don’t know how to add the frying calories. Use your own discretion in how much fat and calories that would add to the total.
- Serving Size: 1 egg
- Calories: 321
- Fat: 28g
- Carbohydrates: 2g net
- Protein: 15g