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Scotch Eggs Make Amazing Keto Snacks

Scotch eggs (aka Scots eggs) first surfaced in early 19th century British Isles. Even though the ingredients suggest it should be eaten as a breakfast food, it is most often served as cold snack in pugs or at picnics. Its origin is unclear although it could possible be a descendant of a form of Indian Kofta.  …the first printed recipe was in Mrs. Rundell (…1806), and suggests that the Scottish origin of the item was pointed up by its appearance in Meg Dods (1826), where it is described as being eaten hot with gravy, a practice also recorded by Mrs. Beeton (1861).”


Scotch Eggs make Amazing Keto Snack

Scotch Eggs are a great traditional food which can easily be made into keto friendly food.
Course Snack
Cuisine Edwardian, English, Keto, Scottish, Victorian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 uncooked quality pork sausages
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour for dusting
  • 1 cup pork rinds
  • 6 cups vegetable oil


  • Place 4 of the eggs into a pot filled with cold water, then bring to a boil. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes, then move to a bowl of cold water to cool. Peel once they have cooled and put aside.
  • Cut open the sausage casings and squeeze the sausage meat out into a bowl. Add the herbs, season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Get your hands in there and mix so all the ingredients are well incorporated. Then form into 4 equal balls.
  • Set up up an assembly line. start with your meat balls, then one flat container with the flour, one with the remaining egg (beaten), one with the crumbs. At the end of the line place a large plate.
  • Lightly flour your hands so they won't be sticky. Place one of the balls in the palm of on your hands, then flatten.
  • Roll a peeled egg in flour, then bring the sides of the meat around the egg and seal.
  • Roll the egg in the flour, then the beaten egg, followed by the crumbs. Repeat the egg wash and crumbs which will give you a a nice coating. Place on the plate and repeat with the other 3 eggs.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy deep pot or deep fat fryer to about 150ºC/300ºF. Use a instant read thermometer to check the temperature if you are using a pot. Have a heat proof plate layered with paper towels at the ready to place your completed
  • Using a metal slotted spoon, lower 1 or 2 eggs into the pot, cooking until golden, rotating occasionally if your eggs touch the bottom of the pot. Cooking should take 3 or 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on your plate with paper towels.
  • You can enjoy the scotch eggs warm or cold. Serve with cheese


The proper way to eat scotch eggs is to cut in half or quarters.  It is not meant to be a hand food!

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