At our cooking demonstrations I show people who I make Scotch Eggs in an air fryer. They aren’t as complicated as you first think so I thought I’d write out the recipe and post it here.
Makes 4 Scotch Eggs
8 sausages (vegetarian sausages also work well !)
Breadcrumbs (from approx 4 slices of bread)
- Hard boil 4 of the eggs by popping them in a pan of cold water. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 5 mins. Drain the eggs and fill the pan with cold water to cool the eggs down
- Make the breadcrumbs by popping the bread in to a food processor and whizzing it up until they look like crumbs. Alternatively you can crush weetabix, corn flakes or crisps to use as a coating.
- Peel your 4 hard boiled eggs and put to one side
- Run a knife down each sausage and peel the skin off
- Put two sausages in your hand and flatten them in to a bowl shape. Put a hard boiled egg in the middle and carefully mould the sausage meat round it making sure it is fully covered. Repeat with the other sausages and eggs.
- Break the uncooked egg in to a bowl and mix with a fork.
- Dip each sausage covered egg in the egg mix and then in the breadcrumbs so they are fully coated, put them in the air fryer basket.
- With my air fryer I cook them at 180C for 20 mins – all air fryers are slightly different and you may need to increase or decrease the cooking time accordingly.
These are lovely served hot with baked beans or cold with a salad. They can be cut in to pieces, taken as part of a packed lunch or picnic.
I prefer using the more spicy sausages such as Lincolnshire or Cumberland. You can also chop up black pudding and mix it in with your sausages to add a different flavour. Someone also suggested wrapping the egg in bacon before the sausage and making a breakfast Scotch Egg, I haven’t tried this yet though !