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Last Updated 31/10/2020

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How to make Nigerian Scotch Egg ( Deep-fried Method)

Here's how to make the Deep-fried Scotch Egg

Deep-fried Nigerian Scotch Egg Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the more popular way of making Scotch Egg that involves deep frying.

4.9 Star Rating

Scotch egg recipe

Category:
Snack

Method:
Fried

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
15 Min

Total Time
35 Min

Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup of all purpose flour
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 500g sausage meat
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs or any other alternative
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of dry chilli pepper
  • Any other herbs and spices, to taste
  • Oil for Frying
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Add your eggs and water enough to cover your eggs into a pot, place on medium heat and boil for about 8 minutes or longer depending on preference, from runny yolk to hard-boiled egg.
  2. 2
    After which you allow to cool by placing under runny cool water, peel then set aside.
  3. 3
    In a bowl containing your sausage meat, season according to preference and mix together with the aid of a fork. Sausage link can equally be used; just remove wrapping and mash in a bowl.
  4. 4
    Then in three separate shallow bowls, beat your egg in one, Measure ¼ cup of flour in the other one and pour your bread crumbs enough for coating in the last bowl.
  5. 5
    Coat your boiled eggs in flour (to prevent it from getting/being slippery on the hands) and wrap in sausage meat.
  6. 6
    Roll/Dip your sausage-boiled eggs in your beaten egg and then coat with breadcrumbs. You can double coat by rolling/dipping in egg again and coating with breadcrumbs.
  7. 7
    Preheat your oil for frying to 350F and then deep fry for about 8 minutes or till golden brown.
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Notes: 
  • The sausage meat could be pork, beef or turkey then any range of eggs can be used, from quail eggs to hen to goose to duck eggs.
  • In seasoning your sausage, a couple of herbs and spices can be used based on preference. They include: Chilli pepper powder, nutmeg, basil, parsley, ginger, thyme, black pepper etc and depending on whether the sausage has been salted or not, salt can be added.
  • In coating, apart from breadcrumbs….a couple of other alternatives are available like: Corn meal, crushed cornflakes and Japanese panko. The most preferred from recommendations is Japanese Panko because it really does deliver that crust finishing.
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How to make Nigerian Baked Scotch Egg Recipe

Here's how to make the Baked Scotch Egg:

Baked Scotch Egg Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is another way of making Scotch Egg that involves baking in the oven.

4.7 Star Rating

Baked Scotch egg Recipe

Category:
Snack

Method:
Baked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
15 Min

Total Time
35 Min

Ingredients:
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 500g sausage meat
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs or any other alternative
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of dry chilli pepper
  • Any other herbs and spices, to taste
Directions:
  1. 1
    Add your eggs and water enough to cover your eggs into a pot, place on medium heat and boil for about 8 minutes or longer depending on preference, from runny yolk to hard-boiled egg.
  2. 2
    After which you allow to cool by placing under runny cool water, peel then set aside.
  3. 3
    In a bowl containing your sausage meat, season according to preference and mix together with the aid of a fork. Sausage link can equally be used; just remove wrapping and mash in a bowl.
  4. 4
    Then in three separate shallow bowls, beat your egg in one, Measure ¼ cup of flour in the other one and pour your bread crumbs enough for coating in the last bowl.
  5. 5
    Coat your boiled eggs in flour (to prevent it from getting/being slippery on the hands) and wrap in sausage meat.
  6. 6
    Roll/Dip your sausage-boiled eggs in your beaten egg and then coat with breadcrumbs. You can double coat by rolling/dipping in egg again and coating with breadcrumbs.
  7. 7
    Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C, bake for 35 minutes or till golden brown and crispy. 
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FAQ

Here are the frequently asked questions About scotch eggs:

Is scotch eggs from Scotland?

Scotch egg is not from Scotland as the name would imply. In fact, the name “Scotch egg” (first used in 1808), previously “Scotched eggs” describes the process of wrapping hard-boiled eggs in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. Simply put, the name just describes how it’s made.  

How long can scotch eggs be preserved?

Scotch eggs can be refrigerated and kept for 4 to 5 days.

Can scotch eggs be microwaved?

Scotch eggs can’t be microwaved because it will explode because of the egg.

How can scotch eggs be reheated?

Scotch eggs can be placed in a preheated oven of about 175C and allowed to heat for 10minutes or till satisfied with the temperature.

Summary

Nigerian Scotch Egg Recipe (2 Easy Methods) - Fit Nigerian
Nigerian Scotch Egg Recipe (2 Easy Methods) 1

Looking for Nigerian Scotch egg recipe?

Type: Snack

Cuisine: Nigerian

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: PT15M

Cooking Time: PT20M

Total Time: PT35M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Sausage meat
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Chilli pepper
  • Salt

Editor's Rating:
4.7

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