Scotch Egg Recipe

Scotch Egg Recipe

Our scotch egg recipe comes from Henry, Henry grew to fame making this scotch egg recipe in one of his first chef jobs in London.

Of course when Henry came back to work at Hobbs House Bakery running our butchery, these perfect little meat and bread combos quickly became a firm favourite for our customers.

This scotch egg recipe would be great made with breadcrumbs from our breads, we would recommend our flavoursome sherston loaf or maybe even try our white sourdough bread for a more intense flavour. If you enjoy making this scotch egg recipe why not try our Devon egg recipe or our Chorizo sausage roll.

A large variety of our breads and cakes are available from our online shop.


  • 6 free range eggs
  • A knob of butter
  • 50g shallot, finely chopped
  • 150g minced pork shoulder
  • 150g minced pork belly
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  • A pinch of cayenne
  • 1tbsp English mustard
  • 4 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the coating
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml milk
  • 50g flour
  • 100g breadcrumbs


  1. Bring a big pan of water to a simmer, carefully lower in the eggs and cook for 8 minutes. The eggs should be slightly runny in the middle. Run under a cold tap until they are completely cold and carefully peel off the shells.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and cook the shallot until soft. Mix with the other ingredients, seasoning well.
  3. In a piece of cling film, pat out a piece of the sausage-meat mixture large enough to envelope an egg. Put the egg in the middle and, using the cling film, fold it around the egg so it is completely covered. Remove the cling film and mould with your hands so there is an even thickness all the way around. Repeat with all the other eggs and put into the fridge to firm up.
  4. For the coating; whisk the eggs and milk with a pinch of salt. Dust the sausage-coated eggs in the flour and shake off the excess, then dip into the egg mix and then through the breadcrumbs. Dip back through the eggs and into the crumb mix again. Place into the fridge to firm up.
  5. Heat a fat fryer to 185°C (or warm up vegetable oil in a pan using a probe to gauge the temperature accurately) and the oven to 200°C. Brown the Scotch eggs for 2 minutes in the fryer then place in the oven for 10 minutes to warm through.

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