Scotch eggs recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 645 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Place the bread in an oven at 150°C for 20 minutes until completely dried. When cool, place in a plastic bag and crush until you have breadcrumbs.

Part boil the happy eggs by putting them in gently boiling water for 4 minutes (if the eggs are at room temperature), or 6 minutes (if they are from the fridge).

Place the eggs in cold water for a few minutes, gently tapping them to crack the shell. The shell will now peel off easily

Take the sausages and slice off the skins. Remove the meat, dividing it into 4. Gently squeeze and shape the sausage meat evenly around four of the happy eggs.

Crack the remaining egg into a bowl and whisk with a fork. Put the flour in a bowl and the breadcrumbs in another bowl.

Dip each of the scotch eggs in the whisked egg, then roll them in the flour, then the breadcrumbs.

Place on a baking tray and cook in a preheated oven at 160°C for 30 minutes.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread to make breadcrumbs
  • 5 happy eggs
  • 8 of your favourite sausages
  • Energy 2690kj 645kcal 32%
  • Fat 50g 71%
  • Saturates 18g 90%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 3.2g 53%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26g Protein 24.2g Fibre 1.4g


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