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Scotch eggs are a breakfast or dinner treat. They’re easy to make in your air fryer.
Air Fryer Scotch Eggs–A Real Treat
What can be better than a grab-and-go breakfast? That’s exactly what these air fryer Scotch eggs are. They’re so good you can serve them for brunch or even dinner.
Traditionally, they are shallow fried. And they’re delicious that way. Since sausage is pretty fatty, you don’t want to add any more fat than you have to. Air frying is the perfect solution. I’m not saying that because they’re air fried that they automatically become totally healthy, they’re still a treat that should be eaten in moderation.
Air frying does not affect the taste. In fact, I prefer them air fried and I’m not very observant about what I eat. They just have a “cleaner” taste to me.
Here’s where you can make the flavor as interesting as you like.
There are many varieties of sausage ranging from plain to spicy. If your family is into heat, then try these Scotch eggs with a hot-flavored sausage. Like maple? There’s maple flavored sausage too. And of course, the traditional breakfast variety. I choose a mild flavor because I like the taste.
There’s also plenty of store-made specialty sausage so they’re worth a try too. You just need a pound of sausage and bulk is the one to use. However, if there’s a flavor you like that only comes in links, then by all means remove the meat from the casings.
I prefer to use medium eggs for this. That way you are assured you’ll have enough sausage to wrap around them. That’s just a personal preference, but I wouldn’t use anything bigger than USDA large.
Mostly these are made with hard-boiled eggs, but I’ve seen them done with “jammy” eggs too. If you want to have a go with jammy eggs, these will have to be served immediately. With hard-boiled anything left over can be stored in the fridge to be reheated as necessary.
Air Fryer Scotch Eggs
- 6 hard-cooked eggs shells removed and patted dry
- 1 lb bulk sausage meat
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- Divide sausage meat into 6 equal portions. Flatten the sausage in a circle about 1/4-inch thick.
- Wrap each piece of sausage around each egg, making sure the egg is completely sealed in the sausage meat.
- Roll each egg in the flour, then dip in the beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs
- Place the eggs in the air fryer and air fry at 390F/200C for 12 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.