Oven Baked Scotch Egg

I don’t think I have ever met a Nigerian who didn’t like Scotch Egg, and we all know how unhealthy the original Snack is. I got extremely excited when I finally found a super moist and delicious recipe for Oven Baked Sotch Egg, I had to share.

( yes!! your waist line will thank me later)


7 large eggs
75 g (3/4 cup) flour
salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
100 g (1 cup) dried breadcrumbs
450 g (1 lb) best-quality butcher sausages
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme (optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Place 6 eggs in a large pot of cold, salted water. Bring the water to boil, then immediately reduce it to a simmer and cook the eggs for 8 minutes. Drain the pot and run the eggs under cold water from the tap, then peel them and set aside. (You can boil the eggs ahead of time and keep them in the fridge, unpeeled.)
  • Meanwhile, place the flour in a shallow bowl or plate and season with some salt and pepper. Break the remaining egg into a second bowl and beat lightly. Place the breadcrumbs in a third bowl or plate and line up all the bowls in a row (flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs).
  • Squeeze the sausage meat out of their casings into a bowl. Add the fresh thyme and parsley, if using, and mix them through the sausage with a fork, stirring well until they’re evenly combined.
  • Now you’re ready to assemble the eggs. Scoop out a large ball of sausage meat and flatten it into an oval shape in your hand. (The sausage mixture will probably be quite wet and sticky to work with, so try flouring your hands first or lightly dusting the dollop of the mixture that you’re going to work with before flattening it out.) Wrap the sausage meat around the egg, pinching it together at the seam, then smoothing the meat around the eggs, making sure there are no gaps where the egg is peeking through. Dredge the sausage-covered egg in the flour, tapping off any excess. At this stage, set aside the wrapped and floured egg on the lined baking sheet and repeat this process with the remaining eggs (doing it this way instead of fully assembling each egg will keep your hands cleaner and make it easier to work).
  • Once all the eggs have their sausage blanket and their dusting of flour, dip each one in the beaten egg, making sure it all gets coated, then roll it in the breadcrumbs, making sure it’s fully covered in crumbs. Place the finished egg on the lined baking sheet, then repeat with the remaining eggs.
  • Place the eggs in the oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are crispy and the sausage is cooked


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By |April 3rd, 2012|56 Comments


  1. Bolanle Afolayan November 5, 2015 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Can i use the packaged 8 hot dogs instd of sausage. Have nt found sausage in this town for over 5yrs

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately hotdog wont be thesame. You could use fresh ground beef instead.

  2. julia July 22, 2015 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Can I use just any type of raw sausage? I live in Germany and we have just so many types here I’m confused

  3. Fola Ke (@Phlakie) May 29, 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Will try this with my daughter over the weekend, yum!

  4. Poju May 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    where do i get bread crumbs in Lagos Nigeria?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      You can find breadcrumbs at shoprite I believe.

      • poju May 6, 2015 at 3:47 am - Reply

        Okay, but what about locally, does ones will be packaged bread crumbs and quite expensive for business purposes.

        • kiki morena November 25, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

          you can make bread crumbs by drying them in the oven for a bit…

          • kiki morena November 25, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

            By drying bread in the oven…

  5. Tracey December 17, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Hi just a helpful hint. Take a piece of cling wrap and put it over your hand. Put the required amount of meat in your palm and place egg in the middle. Use the cling wrap to help you squeeze the meat around the egg. This way your hands stay much cleaner. I used the same piece for 8 eggs. I also used a 50/50 ratio of chicken and pork mince. Delicious

  6. kakra September 13, 2014 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I just tried out the oven baked scotch eggs, its still in the oven. I used already prepared sausage meat in a pack, not from sausages but noticed it was too wet and difficult to mould round the egg. Do you think I should removed the meat from sausages and used that instead?
    Looking forward to your reply.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 13, 2014 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Not really sure I understand your question….the sausage meat was wet? If you were able to mould it and roll it in enough coating, you should be fine. Maybe finish it off on higher heat so it dries up a little more.

  7. Brittany July 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I just made these with turkey sausage and they turned out sssoooo delicious! Thank you for this simple recipe!

  8. Bunmi July 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Can I use ground beef as the sausage.

  9. b April 14, 2014 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Looks good! I would like to try this for an easter brunch I have coming up. Can these be prepped the night before and then baked in the morning?

    Thanks! 🙂

  10. mosimi February 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    please where can i buy baking sheet

  11. Anonymous January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Can I fry d scotch egg instead of bake

  12. nifemi April 16, 2013 at 8:46 am - Reply

    i just viewed ur page today for the first time and i’m your already.. kudos to u
    i’m also a kitchen person

  13. Anonymous April 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Your recipe of nigerian scotch egg looks very good, i will be attempting to make one of my own with the hopes of it coming out good as yours*-*

  14. angelk April 6, 2013 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Beautiful. Easy and clear instructions. Will try it soonest and let you know how I did. Cheers!!!

  15. Sengs April 3, 2013 at 1:52 am - Reply

    What if i dont want to use sausage??

  16. Anonymous March 31, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Can u use minced meat instead of sausages

  17. Bhumie March 28, 2013 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I am going to try this for Easter, licking my lips already.

  18. seyi March 28, 2013 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Hi can I use any type of bread for the bread crumbs? About to try out this receipe.

  19. ADE February 19, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply


    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 28, 2013 at 5:54 am - Reply

      Hahaha… still better than fried, but everything in moderation.

  20. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie September 23, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Hi! One of two things, either your oven was too hot or you didn’t cover the eggs with enough sausage meat, rectify both issues and try again. Good luck!!

  21. honey September 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    i tried ur recipe but the scotch egg was splitting in the oven… pls help.

  22. Ginger August 27, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I love scotch egg!!!
    Chai! Already biting and licking fingers. Hope to try this soonest.

  23. Janylbenyl May 28, 2012 at 4:36 am - Reply

    This looks really tasty.
    welldone 🙂

  24. Rhapsody April 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Would you believe I have never heard of this far less tasted it. I look delicious though.

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  25. NikkiSho April 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    This looks soo yummy! Perfectly done.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 24, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

      Thanks dear, been a minute. I hope all is well with you.

  26. Obi April 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm - Reply


  27. Ade April 7, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Hey sis, had to come get your pepper soup recipe hehehe, my hubby has a cold ,thought I would say hello too e ku jo meta o 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Eiiiii… I hope he feels better. Ojokan pelu o

  28. Myne Whitman April 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I love scotch eggs but I never knew the recipe. Now I’mma try it out.

  29. Naijamum in L. April 5, 2012 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Sorry ….I forgot to enter my name. That’s my comment above..

  30. Naijamum in L. April 5, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Just what the doctor ordered abi
    This looks yum. Thanks

    If I ever get a chance to question God – I will ask why all the tasty food are so bad for us: sugar, ice cream, sausages, fried chicken etc etc LOL

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 7, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

      LOL….Foods that God created are wholesome and great. You will notice that most things that are bad for us are man made: Refined sugar,artificial color, artificial flavor, butter e.t.c

  31. Bangis April 5, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Na gode. please when will you put up a doughnut recipe. am anxious to learn that, really excited about the scotch egg, cant wait to try it. 🙂

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 7, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

      Hummm…. fried doughnut? as in the 9ja kind? I will look into it 🙂

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