Scotch Eggs

Well its Easter Monday and guess what theme will we have for this week?  I think you got it; yes it would be eggs and let’s start with Scotch Eggs.  Before we start, do you know why eggs are used for Easter? Well according to Christian tradition egg is the symbol of resurrection, it brings new life like when Christ died on the cross and resurrected similar to an egg there is life inside that shell but a new life will come out when it is hatched.  While that’s the symbolic explanation there are also stories that came from a sacred tradition among followers of Christianity where it says that Mary Magdalene brought some cooked eggs to share with the other women at the tomb of Jesus, the eggs in the basket then turned brilliant red when Christ had risen giving birth to dyed eggs during Easter.

Going back to this post, Scotch eggs are made out of hard-boiled egg wrapped in breaded sausage meat and deep fried. Its invention was claimed by Fortnum & Mason in 1738 as a portable snack for rich coach travellers.  It started a food for the rich where game meats are used until it become popular and was mass produced for the public using cheaper meats and the rest was history.

Today, like the early days Scotch eggs are made as a snack item or a picnic item, usually homemade but due to its popularity there are bars and restaurants that serve this now offering their own variation with a diverse range of different sauces, but for this post we will be sticking to the traditional one.


4 pcs large pork sausages
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp flour
2/3 cup bread crumbs
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Remove sausage meat from its casing then in a bowl combine together sausage meat, flour, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide into four equal parts and mould around the hard boiled eggs.
  3. Dip the finished mould in the beaten egg then roll in the bread crumbs.
  4. In a deep fryer, fry eggs until golden brown.


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  1. i don’t think the egg turning red is stated in the bible but i didn’t know that egg is symbol of resurrection. thanks.

    easter egg is not big in philippines i think. scotch eggs look like embutido. 🙂

  2. nors says:

    Sarap nyan ha. Parang version ng kwek kwek na pang mayaman….

  3. Felicia says:

    I love Scotch eggs — they’re kind of like a complete breakfast in a ball. I wasn’t aware of the the link between eggs and Easter either– great story!

  4. This is the first time I have heard of these eggs. These sound so divine. The sausage around the egg which is then deep fried. What is there not to love it. I would love to try this dish! Gorgeous clicks.

  5. Kristy says:

    Now I will have an answer the next time the kids ask why we do eggs on Easter!

  6. These really look tremendous!

  7. Eri says:

    This is the perfect timing Reymund, our easter id this weekend and egg recipes are more than handy!

  8. samology says:

    Raymund these eggs look really delicious! They are just all the protein I need for my meal! 🙂 hehe.. Also, loved your introduction regarding the tradition! It’s quite interesting indeed!

  9. Eggs and Pork sausages? I’m totally in lol.

  10. Caroline says:

    Hope you had a great Easter, Raymund! These Scotch eggs look delicious…such a clever idea. Thanks for the background on the connection between Easter and eggs–didn’t know that. 🙂

  11. Karen says:

    Yum…I love Scotch eggs but have never made them. A perfect recipe with the extra eggs that most people have now.

  12. Villy says:

    Well, for me Easter Monday is next Monday, and I can’t wait to eat eggs again! They look great!

  13. How much do I love this one? Just pinned, tweeted and Facebooked it. Looks awesome!

  14. These look great! Thanks for always giving us the facts too Raymund.

  15. What a neat recipe! I’ve never seen these before.

  16. PolaM says:

    Now I know what to do with the boiled eggs I have in the fridge!

  17. I keep promising to make Scotch Eggs for my hubby – thank you for the reminder.
    🙂 Mandy

  18. rgen77 says:

    so that’s what its called. thanks for sharing!

  19. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Gorgeous presentation Raymund! You are just simply amazing posting delicious recipes non stop, cooking so many dishes in many cuisines! Always get inspired to come here. 🙂

  20. foodjaunts says:

    I love, love, love scotch eggs but have never made them at home (I always get them at a restaurant near me). I’m definitely trying these soon.

  21. peasepudding says:

    Is is one of my favourites and homemade are definitely the best.

  22. Chriss says:

    I completely forgot about these! Thanks for “bringing them back”. Btw, your blogsite is a God-send. I’ve been scavenging ideas for the last 3-4 months

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