Yen Can Cook: Scotch Eggs (Air Fryer Version)

At Sam’s request, I bought a box of quail eggs last 2 weeks and instead of just boil and eat I was thinking a recipe that can associate the eggs into dish. Scotch Eggs that’s it!

Scotch egg, a classic British dish that consists of a shelled hard-boiled egg, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. While the vast majority of recipes call for chicken egg & sausage meat, my version is using quail egg and minced pork which was part of my purchase from Blue Cow Butcher.


6 quail eggs

150g minced pork (half lean, half fat)

1 teaspoon of salt, pepper and sage leaves

Carrot, finely chopped (optional)

French beans, finely chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon salt, pepper, sage leaves

2 eggs

50g breadcrumbs

All purpose flour


Step 1: Cook the eggs in boiling water until fully cooked, approximately 2-3 minutes, then plunge into cold water and carefully peel.

Step 2: Mix minced meat, chopped carrot, French beans, salt, pepper, sage leaves and 1 egg in a bowl, blend well and stir the mixture until become paste form. The mixture should be sticky.

Step 3: Place another egg (beaten) into a shallow bowl and bread crumbs into separate bowl.

Step 4: Roll the hard-cooked eggs in All purpose flour then mold the minced meat mixture (Step 1) around the eggs, carefully roll into a round.

Note: Purpose of roll the eggs in flour is to make the meat mixture cling better.

Step 5: Dip each egg in the beaten egg, then the breadcrumbs until fully coated.

Step 6 : Pre-heat air fryer at 180ºC. Lightly brush the grill with cooking oil. Place eggs and air fry for 10-15 minutes, flip the meat balls for even browning. Alternatively, deep fry the meat balls in heated oil for until golden brown then drain on kitchen paper before serving.









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