Scotch Eggs Recipe

You can't beat a homemade scotch egg. The type you buy in supermarkets are inevitably rubbish so why don't you have a go at making them. It is very simple to do, quick to make and you get a crispy delicious result. 

Serves 2, double up for a family of four.


2 eggs
4 good quality large sausages or sausage meat equivalent
2 tablespoons crushed cornflakes for coating (or you can use breadcrumbs)
oil for frying


Boil the eggs for 10 mins, cool and shell.
Put two tablespoons of Cornflakes per egg into a plastic bag then crush until broken.
Skin the sausages.
Take two sausages per egg and make into a flat round on a floured plate.
Coat one egg in the sausage meat keeping the floured side outside.
Shape neatly.

Brush the coated eggs with beaten egg.
Toss in the cornflakes or breadcrumbs.
Fry gently in the oil for five minutes until browned.
Put into an oven at 190 c for 30 minutes or until hot through and cooked.

Drain on absorbent paper.
Enjoy hot or cold.

Quick Tips: These are easy to make in advance. Use cornflakes rather than breadcrumbs to save time. Boil the eggs in advance and set aside until ready to use. Once made up with the sausage meat but before frying, place in the fridge. This will help the scotch eggs firm up so they don't fall apart when cooking.

Serve with salad and a jacket potato or any way you wish!

This post is an entry for the #ShortcutEggsperts Linky Challenge sponsored by British Lion Eggs. 


  1. Ahh I love Scotch Eggs so I may have to give this a go. Great post hun x

    1. It's simple and easy to make, and much better than shop bought.

  2. I don't know if these would be my cup of tea, I've never had one so I'll reserve judgement! I know that my fiance would love them so might have a go making them, thanks for the recipe!

    Fiona @

  3. I must give this recipe a go as I love a good scotch egg :)

    1. The cornflakes work well too, I wouldn't bother with breadcrumbs!

  4. OMG I adore Scotch Eggs! Will have to try this!! Thanks Mellissa! :) xx


  5. These look wonderful! I tried making the mini scotch eggs with quails eggs recently, I'll share the recipe soon.

  6. I used to love scotch eggs but I hate supermarket ones, I really ought to make my own when I have time...might be a job for next weekend me thinks!!

  7. Have always wanted to have a go at this so fab to have a recipe. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part