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What pray tell is a Scottish Egg? Ahhh, it’s artery clogging goodness. Imagine a hardboiled egg wrapped in sausage, covered in bread crumbs and then deep fried to yummy perfection.

According to the Wiki article they date back to 1738 and in the UK they are most commonly eaten cold.

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That’s a Scotch Egg. So, for my first try I used Jimmy Dean Sausage regular in the roll package.

For the bread crumbs I tried two different types. Panko and Western Family.

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I didn’t think I liked the Panko so much, but then I made a couple with Western Family, which is much finer, and I actually like the more coarse Panko. I think it has a bit better texture.

Here’s a picture side by side.

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So, how do you make the Scottish Egg? Pretty easy really.

  1. Hard boil some eggs.  12 minutes or so at a boil.
  2. Shell them and rinse them off in cool water.
  3. Take a chunk of sausage and wrap the egg completely in a thin layer of sausage.
  4. Dip the sausage wrapped egg in whipped egg and then roll in the bread crumbs, getting a good covering.
  5. Deep fry the egg for about 4-6 minutes. Don’t burn the bread crumbs.
  6. Place on some paper towels to drain and  cool.
  7. Eat.

That’s it. They are good hot, cold, in lunches as a snack. They were

We picked up a Presto Fry Daddy deep fat fryer a while ago that we use for French Fries, Beignets, etc. It works perfect for these.

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One Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll made 8 Scottish Eggs with a pretty thin sausage covering. I think in the future I will use 2 rolls for a dozen eggs. I think that might be about right. I also might try the Maple sausage instead of the regular. Just because.

Here they are, the ones that are left after all my taste testing. I had to be sure they were cooked correctly. 🙂

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