Baked Scotch Eggs

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Baked Scotch Eggs
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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4
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While London department store Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented Scottish eggs in 1738, they’ve become a modern favorite, thanks to their frequent appearance at fairs and Renaissance Festivals. Serve with ranch dressing, hot sauce or hot mustard sauce.
By Jessica Walker
Updated Jun 13, 2019


  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix pork sausage, onion and salt. Shape mixture into 4 equal patties.
  • 2
    Roll each hard-cooked egg in flour to coat; place on sausage patty and shape sausage around egg. Dip each into beaten egg; coat with bread crumbs to cover completely. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 35 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink near egg.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make a batch of these hearty eggs; wrap in them in waxed paper and tote them along for a breakfast on the run or to pop into a lunch bag. Keep chilled with a small ice pack or frozen juice box. Microwave until heated through before eating.
  • tip 2
    To make perfect hard-cooked eggs that peel easily, place eggs in a single layer in a small saucepan, cover with cold water at least 1 inch above eggs. Bring to a boil, cover, and immediately remove from heat. Let stand covered for 15 minutes. Drain and cool in an ice water bath; peel.
  • tip 3
    Use bulk Italian sausage and Italian-seasoned panko bread crumbs for a southern European twist.


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More About This Recipe

  • You don’t have to go to the pub to indulge in this classic snack beloved in the United Kingdom and served in British-style bars and eateries around the world. Scotch eggs are easy to make at home and make a great appetizer or snack, especially on a picnic. Like many a storied recipe, the history of this one is unclear, but what is clear is that certain ingredients are necessary to make a proper Scotch egg. Typically, these recipes include a hard-boiled egg encased in sausage and bread crumbs and deep-fat fried or baked. With this recipe, you don’t have to deep-fat fry, instead simply bake your Scotch eggs on an ungreased cookie sheet. So why not give it a whirl? We think one of these would go down fine with a crisp ale or hard cider. And if they're really not for you, Betty’s got plenty more impressive appetizer recipes.
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