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Make Keto Scotch Eggs in the Air Fryer

Keto Scotch Eggs

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 28 MINUTES

total time: 48 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 8 medium eggs (or 6-7 large eggs)
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Place eggs into the air fryer using an egg insert and set it to 16 minutes at 260 degrees. Rinse in cold water and peel shells from the hard-boiled eggs.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the sausage, sage, onion flakes, and parmesan cheese. Mix well.

3

Divide the sausage mixture into 8 balls. Flatten each ball with your palm, and then place a cooked egg in the middle. Use your hands to evenly cover the eggs with sausage.

4

Grease the air fryer with oil, and then place half of the eggs in. If you have a larger air fryer, you may be able to cook them all at once, or just cook in batches. Do not crowd them.

5

Cook for 11 minutes at 390 degrees, or until desired doneness. Remove Scotch eggs from air fryer and cut them in half to serve.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 Scotch eggs, Serving Size: 1 Scotch egg
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220, Total Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: 1g, Total Fat: 17g, Protein: 17g

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Scotch Eggs on a plate

Here’s a unique way to prepare eggs and sausage for breakfast or even dinner!

Ever heard of Scotch eggs? They are hard-boiled eggs covered in sausage, and so easy to make! If you’re looking for a different way to prepare a sausage and egg breakfast that’s perfectly keto, you’ve gotta try these!

Fun Fact: According to EdinburghTourist.com, Scotch eggs are a food that has origins from London, and were named not because of being Scottish, but because the process of mincing the sausage was called scotching.

holding a Scotch egg with kitchen tongs

Traditionally, Scotch eggs are fried with breadcrumbs, but today we’re going to make a super simplified version using the air fryer and just a few keto-friendly ingredients you may already have on hand!

holding plate of scotch eggs in front of air fryer

In case you haven’t heard, I’m obsessed with air fryer cooking, especially for keto, and air fryer Scotch eggs are just another great example of why!

cooking hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer

I love air frying eggs instead of boiling them, and this is the first step in this easy process.

Then we’ll mix up our sausage mixture and coat the peeled eggs with it. Those will go back in the air fryer, and the result is a satisfying meat-covered hard-boiled egg to eat for breakfast… or really any hour of the day! They would make a yummy high in fat, low in carbs snack, or as part of a yummy keto meal.

sausage mixture for Scotch eggs

Tips for making the best keto Scotch eggs:

  • Try to use 8 medium eggs, or consider dividing the mixture into 7 Scotch eggs instead of 8. On a couple of mine, the sausage shrank or egg expanded, and it came a little undone.
  • I enjoy cooking these using the air fryer, however, they can be done in the oven instead. Place the sausage covered eggs on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 25-28 minutes until sausage is cooked through.
  • Sausage does have lots of flavor on its own and can be seasoned as desired. This could be a great way to use up any fresh herbs from the fridge and make it your own.
  • This makes a great prep-ahead meal! Just compile the Scotch eggs ahead of time and cook a few as desired by reheating them in the microwave or air fryer for a couple of minutes.

covering eggs with sausage mixture

raw sausage covered eggs

placing scotch eggs in the air fryer

keto scotch eggs inside the air fryer after cooking


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Keto Scotch Eggs

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 28 MINUTES

total time: 48 MINUTES

Flavorful sausage covered hard-boiled eggs cooked up using the air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 8 medium eggs (or 6-7 large eggs)
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Place eggs into the air fryer using an egg insert and set it to 16 minutes at 260 degrees. Rinse in cold water and peel shells from the hard-boiled eggs.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the sausage, sage, onion flakes, and parmesan cheese. Mix well.

3

Divide the sausage mixture into 8 balls. Flatten each ball with your palm, and then place a cooked egg in the middle. Use your hands to evenly cover the eggs with sausage.

4

Grease the air fryer with oil, and then place half of the eggs in. If you have a larger air fryer, you may be able to cook them all at once, or just cook in batches. Do not crowd them.

5

Cook for 11 minutes at 390 degrees, or until desired doneness. Remove Scotch eggs from air fryer and cut them in half to serve.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 8 Scotch eggs, Serving Size: 1 Scotch egg
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220, Total Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: 1g, Total Fat: 17g, Protein: 17g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

air fryer scotch egg

We enjoyed this fun air fryer recipe so much!

My husband especially loved them as he’s a sausage-for-breakfast-everyday kind of guy. They have lots of flavor and are super hearty and filling. I made a batch and stored them in a covered container for him to reheat during the week for breakfast. So yum, and just 1g of carbs each!

holding opened scotch egg

My team member Jenna gave this recipe a test, and here’s what she said:

“Scotch Eggs are one of my favorite foods in the whole world! I have only ever had them at restaurants and I can’t believe how easy they are to make! And in an air fryer? I am going to be making these as a regular breakfast around here! They have the classic Scotch Egg flavor and I love how easy these were to make keto-friendly!”


Sausage fans will also love these yummy keto sausage breakfast muffins! 

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Comments 10

  1. Tera

    I tried a keto scotch we recipe a couple of years ago, and it was pretty disgusting. I’m definitely going to give this one a try, because I love hard boiled eggs, and I love breakfast sausage.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Let us know what you think of this recipe please, Tera!

  2. Alyssa

    Thank you for posting these! I love Scotch Eggs and am super excited to try these!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Alyssa! Hope you enjoy them!

    • bonbon

      Me too! Today is the day 🥚

      • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

        Hi Bonbon! I made these too & they were a huge hit in our house❤

  3. Karen Soderman-Smith

    How else can you cook these if I don’t have a air fryer?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Karen! You could totally make these in the oven. I would put parchment paper down on a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350°. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the sausage is completely cooked. Hope this helps!

  4. emstaup

    These turned out really good. I guess our pasture fresh eggs were a little larger than in the recipe as we were able to only cover 5 eggs completely with the sausage. We are also going to try the next time adding a light almond flour coating to the outside to give it a little more of a crispy outer layer crunch.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks for reporting back to us with that idea!

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