Air Fryer Scotch Eggs - Air Fryer Recipes (2024)

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Crispy air fryer scotch eggs are an easy and delicious handheld snack. It’s crispy and flavorful sausage patties on the outside and soft eggs on the inside. Every bite of the crispy scotch egg is delicious and satisfying. Even better when served with your favorite dipping sauce.

I love making homemade air fryer scotch eggs because they are easy to make and healthier than deep-fried ones. Easy snack recipe, or add some side dish to make a fuller meal for your busy weekdays.

I’ve shared homemade scotch eggs recipes with variations. You can make them depending on your liking. If you love making easy snack recipes, be sure to check, the air fryer chicken lollipops and air fryer chicken 65.

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  • What is a Scotch egg?
  • How to make air fryer scotch eggs?
  • What to serve with scotch eggs?
  • How long do you cook scotch eggs in an air fryer?
  • Air fryer scotch eggs variations:
  • Tips for making the best air fryer scotch eggs
  • How do I store the scotch eggs?
  • How to reheat scotch eggs?
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What is a Scotch egg?

A scotch egg is a boiled egg (hard or soft) wrapped in sausage meat, coated with bread crumbs, and deep-fried or baked.

The history of the scotch eggs is very interesting. Some say scotch eggs are derived from an Indian dish Kofts by the British. Others say they originated in England in the 19th century.

But today in the UK Scotch eggs are available in supermarkets, grocery stores, and even the gas stations. However, in the US scotch eggs are available in many British-style pubs and served with dipping sauces.

Scotch eggs are more like a takeaway snack just grab them and enjoy.

How to make air fryer scotch eggs?

Making scotch eggs are super easy and simple. I love making this recipe mostly for my holidays and my family loves air fryer scotch eggs. They are less oily compared to the deep-fried ones. Air fryer hard boiled eggs are an easy and quick method to boil eggs for the recipe.

Ingredients for air fryer scotch eggs

  • 500g pork sausage meat
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 2 raw egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Instructions for air fryer scotch eggs

  1. Boil the eggs, peel the, and set them aside.
  2. Take a mixing bowl to add all-purpose flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix them together until they are well combined and set aside.
  3. In another bowl crack 2 eggs, beat them and set them aside.
  4. Divide the sausage meat into 4 equal parts and shape them into a patty. You can either shape them in your hands or lay a plastic wrap and spread the sausage meat into a patty shape.
  5. Place the boiled eggs in the middle of the sausage patties. Wrap each egg within the sausage patties so that the eggs are not visible.
  6. Evenly distribute the patties around the egg for the evenly cooked results.
  7. Place the eggs wrapped with sausage patties into the eggs wash and let the excess run off. Roll them into the flour mixture tap the excess and again place them into the egg wash let the excess run off. Finally, coat them with the bread crumbs and shake off any excess.
  8. Repeat the process for the rest of the eggs.
  9. Brush a thin layer of oil on the air fryer basket and preheat your air fryer at 200C/400F for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Carefully place the scotch eggs into the air fryer basket in a single layer and lightly brush them or you can skip this process.
  11. Cook the air fryer scotch eggs at 200C/400F for 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown. Flip them halfway through the cooking process and brush a thin layer of oil for the best result.
  12. Remove the air fryer scotch eggs from the basket serve and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

You can find the air fryer scotch eggs recipe in the printable card below

What to serve with scotch eggs?

Air fryer scotch eggs are mostly served as a snack with dipping sauce. You can even serve them for a quick breakfast or serve them as a fuller meal by adding some sides. Here are some of the sauces and side dishes you can pair with scotch eggs:

Sauces:

  • Ketchup
  • Honey Mustard Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Ranch
  • Hot Sauce

Side Dish:

  • Air fryer grilled pineapple
  • Air fryer potato chips
  • Air fryer fried cabbage
  • Onion rings in air fryer
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Salad

How long do you cook scotch eggs in an air fryer?

Every air fryer works differently depending on its brand. The total cooking time depends on how thick the patties are. However, it took 15 minutes to cook air fryer scotch eggs at 200C/400F in my Philips air fryer.

Air fryer scotch eggs variations:

You can tweak the Scotch egg recipe and add your own personal touch. There are limitless variations you can try while making this recipe. Here are some of the ideas you can try.

  • Meat: You can use chicken or beef mince instead of the pork sausage meat.
  • Seasonings: You can add your favorite seasonings into the flour mixture or to the meat mixture.
  • Eggs: It’s not necessary to use chicken eggs while making air fryer scotch eggs. You can use varieties of eggs of your own choice. Use duck eggs, auil eggs or any other eggs depending to your liking.
  • Air fryer bacon wrapped scotch eggs: Wrap the scotch eggs with one or two slices of bacon and enjoy your bacon wrapped scotch eggs.

Tips for making the best air fryer scotch eggs

  • Do not skip preheating your air fryer before making any kind of dish.
  • Try to wrap the eggs evenly around to avoid uneven cooking.
  • To make your scotch eggs crunchier, coat them twice, skipping the flour the second time. Or brush a thin layer of oil while air frying them.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket place the scotch layer in a single layer for the best result.

Other egg recipes you might like:

  • Air fryer scrambled eggs
  • Air fryer egg bites
  • Air fryer frittata

How do I store the scotch eggs?

You can place the leftover scotch eggs in an air-tight container and store them in the refrigerator. They are good for 2-3 days.

You can store them for up to 2 months if stored in the freezer. Make sure that the scotch eggs are completely cooled before storing.

How to reheat scotch eggs?

Reheating scotch eggs in air fryer is simple and easy. Place the leftover scotch eggs in the air fryer basket and reheat them at 200C/400F for 5-7 minutes or until warm. Thaw the leftover scotch eggs before reheating them.

Here are some of the frequently asked questions

Why did my scotch eggs burst open?

The air fryer scotch eggs might burst open sometimes and it’s okay. The thin layer of sausage patties surrounding the eggs causes the eggs to burst. Make sure to wrap the eggs with a generous amount of sausage meat to avoid bursting.

What temperature should scotch eggs be cooked?

You can cook the air fryer scotch eggs at 200C/400F for 12-15 minutes. However, every air fryer works differently and the cooking time may vary.

Do air fried scotch eggs get really crispy?

Yes, you can make homemade scotch eggs really crispy. Here’s the secret coat them twice, skipping the flour the second time. Or brush a thin layer of oil while air frying them.

Can I prep them in advance?

Yes, you can make them ahead and store them in the refrigerator. However, you’ll notice the egg white will change its color to a bit of gray. The best part is the texture and flavor will be the same as the fresh ones.

If you like the air fryer scotch eggs recipe, look at what else you can air fry:

  • Air fryer country style ribs

If you’ve tried this recipe, please let me know how it turned out in the comments below.

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Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Crispyair fryer scotch eggsare an easy and delicious handheld snack. Every bite of the crispy scotch egg is delicious and satisfying.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 25 minutes mins

Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine British

Servings 2 people

Calories 1388 kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork sausage meat
  • 4 boiled eggs
  • 2 raw egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Instructions

  • Boil the eggs, peel the, and set them aside.

  • Take a mixing bowl to add all-purpose flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix them together until they are well combined and set aside.

    ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • In another bowl crack 2 eggs, beat them and set them aside.

    2 raw egg

  • Divide the sausage meat into 4 equal parts and shape them into a patty. You can either shape them in your hands or lay a plastic wrap and spread the sausage meat into a patty shape.

    500 g pork sausage meat

  • Place the boiled eggs in the middle of the sausage patties. Wrap each egg within the sausage patties so that the eggs are not visible.

    4 boiled eggs

  • Evenly distribute the patties around the egg for the evenly cooked results.

  • Place the eggs wrapped with sausage patties into the eggs wash and let the excess run off. Roll them into the flour mixture tap the excess and again place them into the egg wash let the excess run off. Finally, coat them with the bread crumbs and shake off any excess.

    1 cup bread crumbs

  • Repeat the process for the rest of the eggs.

  • Brush a thin layer of oil on the air fryer basket and preheat your air fryer at 200C/400F for 2-3 minutes.

    2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • Carefully place the scotch eggs into the air fryer basket in a single layer and lightly brush them or you can skip this process.

  • Cook the air fryer scotch eggs at 200C/400F for 12-15 minutes until they turn golden brown. Flip them halfway through the cooking process and brush a thin layer of oil for the best result.

  • Remove the air fryer scotch eggs from the basket serve and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 1388kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 66gFat: 99gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 739mgSodium: 2473mgPotassium: 981mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1472IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 206mgIron: 8mg

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