Scotch eggs with mustard sauce

    30 min

    The traditional Scotch egg served with a deliciously simple mustard sauce. Perfect for a light lunch with a green salad.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 egg
    • 225g mayonnaise
    • 4 tablespoons prepared mustard
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 2L oil for deep frying
    • 350g pork sausage, casings removed and chopped
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 125g dried breadcrumbs

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. To make the mustard sauce: Crack 1 egg into a small saucepan. With the heat on low, stir in mayonnaise, mustard and sugar. When it just starts to boil, it's done. Remove and let sit until cool, then chill for at least 10 minutes.
    2. Place 6 whole eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to the boil and cook eggs for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel.
    3. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 190 C.
    4. Put the sausage into a bowl with the parsley, lemon zest, nutmeg, marjoram, salt and pepper. Work all the ingredients well into the sausage with your hands. Make a coating for each hard boiled egg out of the sausage, working it round the eggs with wet hands to form an even layer. Roll the covered eggs in beaten egg, and then in dried breadcrumbs.
    5. Carefully slide in 3 eggs and fry for 4 to 5 minutes, until they turn deep golden brown. Turn them as they cook so that they brown evenly. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen roll, and repeat with the remaining 3 eggs. Serve eggs with mustard sauce.

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    Karen, I tried your version of these eggs and it is very good. I make mine a bit different, but they're from my grandmothers recipe and she's an Irish woman. We've been making these for years. Everyone ask's for the recipe! Did you know you can also make these with turkey sausage and bake them instead of deep frying them? They're very good that way, and much healthier. I like to make them at holidays for breakfast. I serve them with Hashbrowns and fruit.  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    see that grey ring around the egg well i got the solution to that. to get that grey ring around the egg you have to put the eggs under running cold water for 5 min when they are cooked then continue process and hopefully you will not have that grey ring around the egg jus plain white looks much better.  -  29 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I followed the recipe up to cover eggs with sausage but then I baked mine in an oven 325° for about 30 minutes and we liked them like that. Another way to get rid of the gray ring is to steam the eggs, not boil them-the ring is caused from cooking them too long. If you don't have a steamer (rice cooker will work)-put the eggs in water, cover and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and let set for 12 minutes then cool rapidly in ice water.  -  17 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)