New Breakfast Recipe - Scotch Eggs
Okay guys, listen, my son HATES hard-boiled eggs. Always has.
I don't necessarily love them unless they're deviled. But I'll occasionally eat hard-boiled eggs with a touch of pepper.
I used to eat them with a touch of salt but pepper helps get your water consumption up while salt helps get your blood pressure up!
So I switched to pepper.
Anyway, my son won't touch deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches. But I so tricked him this week.
I found a recipe for Scotch Eggs in The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, page 27. It is totally hard-boiled eggs but it hides them away all sneaky like in a yummy layer of sausage covered in breadcrumbs.
When my son woke up, I told him to stay out of the kitchen and that breakfast would be ready shortly. I told him it was a surprise. My son is sensory defensive so foods with weird textures, he doesn't do well with. If he sees it and it doesn't look appealing, he'll convince himself he doesn't like it before he tries it.
I didn't allow him to do that this time. When breakfast was ready, I cut up his scotch egg into bite size pieces and then told him to close his eyes. He kept them closed long enough to take and chew one bite. He absolutely LOVED this breakfast. Success! Admittedly, I did too. It was delicious!
As always, we have to keep track of our consumption and make sure we're consuming appropriate amounts of the right things. So I entered the recipe into MyFitnessPal to get an idea of how healthy the meal is.
All in all, not bad! Each serving is 315 calories with 7 carbs, 23 grams of fat, 21 grams of protein, 602 mg of sodium and 1 gram of sugar. That's not unhealthy at all. This is a pretty healthy breakfast. In fact, this will become a staple breakfast in our house, it was that yummy.
While this breakfast is healthy, the carb count is a bit high if you're on a Keto diet, which I am currently transitioning to. As such, I wanted to make sure that I provide details on how to modify this recipe to make it more Keto friendly. Keto is a low carb diet, so really all I would need to do is reduce the carbs a little, not even by much.
To reduce the carbs, I would replace the All Purpose Flour that I used with Almond Flour or Coconut Flour. Personally, I don't like the taste of coconut so I would use Almond Flour. Also, I would crush up pork rinds and use those instead of breadcrumbs. This would reduce the carbs so that you would be able to spread your carb intake more throughout the day.
That said, I have not tried these yet with those substitutions. When I do, I promise I will come back to this post and let you know if they were just as delicious. In the meantime, if you're missing any ingredients, I have provided links to them on Amazon. Let us know how you like it!
Finally, I cooked these in my air fryer. I have not tried them deep fried or anything but they were fabulous from the air fryer. I'm not sure what other ways these are made as this was just my first attempt. Have you had them cooked in other ways? How did you like them?
Until then, take care of yourself and hug your loved ones,
P.S. Scroll all the way down for the recipe!
Scotch eggs are an English classic made with a hard-cooked egg encased in pork sausage and deep-fried. You can alternatively lighten up the recipe by using chicken sausage and cooking it in the air fryer.
- 6 Eggs (hard-cooked)
- 1.5 lbs sausage (bulk, lean)
- 3 Eggs (raw, divided)
- 1.5 cups bread crumbs (dried, divided)
- .5 cup flour
- olive oil (for misting)
- Peel the hard-cooked eggs and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the sausage, one raw egg, and 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs, and mix well. Divide into six pieces and flatten each into a long oval.
- In a shallow bowl, beat the remaining two raw eggs.
- Roll each hard-cooked egg in the flour and wrap one of the sausage pieces around the egg to completely encircle it.
- Roll the egg first in the flour, then dip in the beaten eggs, and finally dip in the bread crumbs to coat. Prepare the remaining eggs the same way.
- Place the eggs in a single layer in the air fryer and spray with oil.
- Air-fry at 370 degrees for 6 minutes, then turn using tongs and mist with more oil. Air-fry for 5 to 7 minutes or until the sausage is thoroughly cooked and the Scotch eggs are brown.