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Hard boiled quail egg wrapped in sausage, coated in bread crumbs, then fried.

Scotch Eggs

Teri & Jenny
Scotch eggs are hard boiled eggs surrounded with breakfast sausage, breaded and then fried. For our twist on this classic English recipe, we have used quail eggs, which makes them a really perfect size for snacking or appetizers.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine English
Servings 12
Calories 128 kcal


  • 12 wooden cocktail picks


  • 12 quail eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • ½ pound low sodium breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 quart oil for frying


  • Pour oil into a large pot and begin preheating on medium-high heat.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of sausage, evenly, around each quail egg, forming a thin meatball-like layer around the eggs.
  • Place breadcrumbs and ¼ cup parmesan into a shallow dish and gently roll eggs in mixture until fully coated.
  • Once oil has reached 350° F, fry eggs in two batches, for 5 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • Finish with a sprinkle of the remaining ¼ cup of parmesan and serve on cocktail picks.


  • *Makes 12 Scotch Eggs


Serving: 1gCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 330mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
Keyword quail eggs, scotch eggs
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