• 4 eggs, hard boiled & shelled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 300g sausage meat
  • 4 rashes of bacon, chopped finely
  • 1 large mushroom, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon chives or parsley, chopped
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Flour for dusting
  • Oil for deep frying


Mix the sausage meat, bacon, chopped mushrooms, herbs then divide into four equal balls.

Dust the shelled hard boiled eggs with flour and wrap each with a portion of sausage meat mixture. Press the edges firmly together to create a smooth round surface.

Roll in the beaten egg and breadcrumbs.

Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Serve hot or cold.

Scotch Eggs are great picnic food too. Make a platter of Scotch Eggs, slices of ham off the bone, pickled onions, gherkins, baby tomatoes and Swiss cheese. And of course, a cold beer or three.