Chicken scotch eggs recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 435 calories / serving
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Perfect for a late summer or early autumn picnic, serve these favourite snacks hot or cold. 

Fill a medium pan with salted water and bring to a simmer. Half fill a second medium pan with vegetable oil and heat to 160°C.

Blitz the chicken breasts in a food processor along with the garlic, sage leaves, and onion. Season and set aside. Lower the eggs into the simmering water and cook for 6 minutes. Scoop the eggs out and cool in cold water for another 6 minutes.

Put the flour into one bowl, the breadcrumbs into another and the beaten eggs into a third bowl. Peel the cooled eggs and roll them in the flour until well coated. Using wet hands, wrap each egg in the chicken mixture. Carefully roll the chicken-wrapped eggs in the flour again, then dip into the beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs.

Fry the scotch eggs in the oil for 5-6 minutes, turning over occasionally. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, mustard and mayonnaise. Drain the fried eggs thoroughly on kitchen paper. Serve warm or cold with the cranberry and mustard dip.

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Recipe taken from the SORTED Food recipe collection. 

  • Ingredients

  • vegetable oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 4-5 sage leaves
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • handful flour
  • large handful breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Energy 1815kj 435kcal 22%
  • Fat 28g 39%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.4g Protein 35.1g Fibre 0.9g


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