Readers, Digest: Scotch eggs


The Scotch egg originated in England and was used as a picnic food since it was easy to take on the go. This breakfast dish provides a substantial amount of protein and is also fun to make for picnics or home.

Homemade Scotch eggs Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Yield: 2

Total Time: 35 minutes


1.5 ounces lean turkey breakfast sausage
1/3 cup Rice Krispies cereal, crushed
2 eggs, hard-boiled


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Pour the cup of Rice Krispies cereal into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin or hands to crush the cereal until it becomes a powdery consistency.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil, then add eggs.
  4. Simmer eggs for 4 minutes, then drain the water and let the eggs cool.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop out the sausage from its packaging and make two small patties on a cutting board.
  6. Peel the hard-boiled eggs and place one on top of each patty.
  7. Take additional sausage and cover the eggs completely.
  8. Then, sprinkle the crushed cereal on top of the sausage.
  9. Using a spatula, transfer the Scotch eggs onto a cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the sausage is completely cooked and the tops turn brown.
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Preparing Scotch eggs involves wrapping hard-boiled eggs with sausage before baking. Photo credit: Christina Saschin


Nutrition Facts

  • One Serving: 140g
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 362mg
  • Sodium: 490mg
  • Potassium: 118mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 19g


Christina Saschin can be reached at [email protected] or @Stina127 on Twitter.