Baked Scotch Eggs

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 60min
Serves: 8
10
eggs, divided
8
mild Italian sausages (about 2 lb/1 kg), casings removed
⅓ cup
all-purpose flour
75 mL
1¼ cups
panko breadcrumbs
300 mL
⅓ cup
melted butter
75 mL
1 tbsp
finely chopped fresh parsley
15 mL
½ tsp
pepper
2 mL
Per serving (⅛ recipe):
calories
470
fat
36 g
saturated fat
14 g
carbs
15 g
sugar
1 g
protein
21 g
cholestrol
355 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
580 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200ºC). Place 8 eggs in saucepan in single layer, if possible. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by at least 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bring to boil over high heat; cook 1 min. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 min. Rinse cooked eggs under cold water and peel. Break up sausage meat in bowl.

  2. Place flour in shallow dish. In another shallow dish, beat remaining 2 eggs. In third shallow dish, toss panko with melted butter, parsley and pepper.

  3. Form ⅓ cup (75 mL) sausage meat into ¼-in. (5-mm) thick patty. Add cooked egg to centre of patty and enclose egg in even layer of meat. Coat in flour (shaking off excess), dip in beaten eggs and roll in panko mixture. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Make 8 Scotch eggs.

  4. Bake 25 min until golden brown and instant-read thermometer registers 160°F (71°C) when inserted into sausage meat. Serve hot or cold.