Crispy Air Fryer Scotch Egg Recipe: Perfectly Cooked and Flavorful!

Welcome foodies! Today, I'm excited to share with you a delicious recipe for scotch eggs made in the air fryer. This British classic is perfect for a weekend brunch or as a picnic snack. The best part? The air fryer gives the eggs a crispy coating without the need for deep frying. Let's get cracking!

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    2. Benefits of the ingredients used:

Preparation time:

30 minutes


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  • 6 eggs
  • 500g sausage meat
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Steps to follow:

  1. Hard boil 4 eggs, peel them, and set aside.
  2. Take the sausage meat and divide it into 4 equal portions.
  3. Flatten each portion of sausage meat and wrap around a boiled egg, ensuring it is completely covered.
  4. In three separate bowls, place the flour, beaten remaining eggs, and breadcrumbs mixed with paprika, salt, and pepper respectively.
  5. Dip each sausage-wrapped egg into the flour, then the beaten egg, and finally coat in the breadcrumbs mixture.
  6. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  7. Brush the scotch eggs with olive oil and place them in the air fryer basket.
  8. Cook for 15-18 minutes, until the coating is golden brown and crispy.
  9. Once cooked, remove from the air fryer and let them cool slightly before serving.
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Tricks and tips:

  • To prevent the sausage from sticking to your hands, lightly wet your hands before wrapping the eggs.
  • For an extra crunch, you can double coat the scotch eggs in the egg and breadcrumb mixture.
  • Try using different flavored sausages for a unique twist on this traditional recipe.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

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Eggs are a great source of protein and essential vitamins, while sausage meat provides a hearty and satisfying flavor. The use of olive oil in the air fryer instead of deep frying reduces the overall fat content of the dish, making it a slightly healthier option without compromising on taste.

Alright, folks, it's time to enjoy these delightful scotch eggs! Whether you pair them with a tangy dipping sauce or simply savor them on their own, I hope this recipe adds a tasty touch to your culinary adventures. Happy cooking!

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