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Hard-boiled eggs covered with meat and fried: scotch eggs are good!

Scotch eggs

Scotch eggs are a typical product of English cuisine, perfect if you are looking for delicious appetizers to bring to the table.

To the detriment of the name which literally translated means Scottish eggs, it seems that scotch eggs originated in England . This seems to be the only certain fact because many contend for the authorship of the recipe. There are those who claim that they were invented in 1738 at the London department store of Fortnum & Mason and those who place them in Whitby , Yorkshire, around the nineteenth century.

Beyond the usual historical disputes, this Scottish appetizer is always prepared in the same way: hardened chicken or quail eggs covered with meat and then fried . As you know by now, what matters to us is the substance and we are here today to share this tasty English recipe with us.

Scotch eggs
Scotch eggs

How to prepare the scotch egg recipe

  1. First, boil the eggs, starting from cold water, calculating 4 minutes from the boiling point. Then drain them and let them cool in a bowl filled with cold water, then peel them and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the minced meat and the sausage without the casing. Season with salt and season with nutmeg and worchester sauce.
  3. Divide the meat into four equal portions and spread each on a square of cling film , pressing well.
  4. Place the egg in the center and then close with the help of the film and making sure that the meat covers the egg well. If you want, you can leave them to compact in the refrigerator for half an hour or proceed as per the recipe.
  5. Pass the scotch eggs first in the flour then in the lightly salted beaten eggs and finally in the breadcrumbs.
  6. Fry them in abundant seed oil until golden and crunchy, then drain with a slotted spoon and pass them on absorbent paper. Serve hot.

There are so many delicious recipes, but few are as good as this one. However, we recommend that you also try the fried stuffed mozzarella , since you have heated the oil why waste it?


It would be better to consume freshly made scotch eggs however if you have any leftover you can keep them in the refrigerator for a couple of days and reheat them in the oven before consuming them.

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