Low-Carb Scotch Eggs, Four Ways

Scotch Eggs, tasty sausage-covered cooked eggs, are an appetizer that work great anywhere, from pub to picnic to poolside cocktail party. Scotch Eggs, tasty sausage-covered cooked eggs, are an appetizer that work great anywhere, from pub to picnic to poolside cocktail party.

I had seen Scotch Eggs over the years. These tasty snacks consist of hard-cooked eggs encased in sausage and breadcrumbs, then cooked until crunchy. But truthfully, I always found them a little off-putting.

This all changed during our recent Captiva vacation. Prior to a cocktail party for our building there was an audible buzz, would there be Scotch Eggs? They were clearly a favorite!

Scotch Eggs, tasty sausage-covered cooked eggs, are an appetizer that work great anywhere, from pub to picnic to poolside cocktail party.

Scotch Eggs

At the party, the Scotch Eggs were indeed a hit, and I realized my bias was completely unfounded. After doing my part to clear the platter, I got a couple tips from their creator. 

First, she uses pre-cooked, pre-peeled eggs (which I found nestled next to the raw eggs, even in a small town grocery store). Then, she recommended Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. While I used homemade sausage from my organic pastured pig, I could easily see using commercial when busier.

Make “breadcrumbs”

Form oval sausage patty to encase egg

Dip sausage covered eggs in flour, egg, “breadcrumbs” and bake

For my own preparation, I made a couple concessions to keto, first using coconut flour since there wasn’t enough to lend any coconut flavor. And second, replacing breadcrumbs with crushed pork rinds, a favorite keto hack.

From l to r, coated in: flour/egg/”breadcrumbs” (1st place), “breadcrumbs” (2nd place), flour (4th place), no coating (3rd place)

I actually tested the Scotch Eggs four ways based on different online preparation methods. I rolled the first in (coconut) flour, beaten egg, then pork rind “breadcrumbs”. Second, just pork rind “breadcrumbs”. Third just the flour. And the final had nothing coating the sausage at all.

Scotch Eggs, tasty sausage-covered cooked eggs, are an appetizer that work great anywhere, from pub to picnic to poolside cocktail party.

Mmm

In the end, they were all good, proving you can’t keep a good appetizer down. The flour, egg, “breadcrumb” version came in first with the flour version coming in last. So even if all you have is egg and sausage, you can happily make this dish.

Scotch Eggs
Serves 12
Scotch Eggs, tasty sausage-covered cooked eggs, are a tasty appetizer that work great anywhere, from picnic to poolside cocktail party.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
167 calories
2 g
132 g
13 g
8 g
4 g
70 g
354 g
0 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
70g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167
Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
21%
Saturated Fat 4g
22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 132mg
44%
Sodium 354mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb breakfast style sausage (homemade or commercial)
  2. 6 hard-cooked eggs
  3. 1 raw egg
  4. ¼ cup flour
  5. ½ cup crushed pork rinds or panko bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Cover hard-cooked eggs in a thin layer of sausage.
  2. Beat raw egg in a small bowl.
  3. Roll an egg in flour, then dip in beaten egg, then roll in breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake at 400 until sausage is cooked through, about 35 minutes. Turn during baking for the best-looking eggs.
  5. Cut in half to serve. Serve warm or cold.
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calories
167
fat
13g
protein
8g
carbs
2g
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7 thoughts on “Low-Carb Scotch Eggs, Four Ways

    1. Inger Post author

      First the shelf stable cooked bacon, then the graham cracker crumbs, now the pre-cooked eggs. Life is good David!

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