Baked Scotch Eggs

These Scotch eggs are baked in the oven, so they are marginally healthier than the traditionally fried variety! Enjoy them at any time of the day; a light lunch, in a picnic or maybe for a mid-morning snack. You could add different seasoning to the bread crumbs; smoked paprika makes a tasty addition.

Serves: 6

Diet: Gluten and Wheat Free

Cuisine: British

Type: Lunch


  • 400g gluten and wheat free sausage meat (made from sausages)
  • 6 hard-boiled free-range eggs
  • 7 tbsp fine gluten and wheat free breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg - beaten


Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 25 mins

Sainsbury have an excellent range of gluten and wheat free sausages and I prefer to buy these and take the skins off. Sausage meat often has rusk or breadcrumbs added and therefore is no good for those on a GF/WF diet.

Pre-heat the oven to 190°C, 170°C Fan, gas mark 5.

Divide the sausage meat into 6 equal portions and on a lightly breadcrumb-sprinkled surface, press out each portion to about ¼ cm in thickness. Wrap each portion around each of the hard-boiled eggs, pressing the edges together to seal.

Dip the sausage-coated eggs in some beaten egg and roll them in breadcrumbs. Place on baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for around 25 minutes, until lightly browned.

You might like to try adding garlic granules or chilli powder to the breadcrumbs. You could use different flavoured sausages for a twist on the traditional plain pork meat; Toulouse sausages make a very different but equally delicious Scotch egg.