Real Scotch Eggs

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by lindseylcw

Just delicious, great 1/4d with drinks or whole for light lunch, marvellous for picniks. Recipe from Two Fat Ladies.

Top Review by Charly

These just weren't very appetizing. Despite the flawed name, I tried them as I like most of the ingredients. I prepared and cooked them exactly as stated in the recipe. "Real" scotch eggs (although a English invention) are made with sausage meat, not ham and anchovies. I don't know what the "Two Fat Ladies" were thinking when they dubbed them "Real" scotch eggs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. beat 2 of the eggs in a shallow bowl.
  2. put other 8 eggs into saucepan of cold water and bring to the boil simmering for 5 minutes.
  3. plunge into cold water and peel, this method will produce a slightly softer egg yolk but still hard boiled.
  4. Finely chop ham and anchovies in processor.
  5. combine this with the breadcrumbs, mixed spice some freshly ground black pepper and most of the beaten egg.
  6. brush each boiled egg with the remaining beaten egg.
  7. mould the ham mix aroung the eggs with your hands.
  8. fry in oil and butter on a medium heat until brown all over.

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