Fortnum and Masons Authentic Scotch Eggs With Sausage and Herbs
25 mins (prep 15, cooking 10)
16 ingredients
4 servings
Freshly boiled eggs are encased in a herb flavoured sausage “jacket” and are then deep-fried until golden and crisp, delicious! Contrary to popular belief, Scotch eggs are not Scottish, and they were actually invented by the famous London department store “Fortnum & Mason” in 1738, where they are still available today. The word "Scotch" is an old English word meaning to chop or mince, and obviously, the eggs are covered with “chopped or minced” pork sausage meat, hence the name Scotch Eggs. They are traditional British picnic food but I also like to serve them as a light lunch or snack, and they make a wonderful addition to the buffet table. These tasty traditional English specialities have had bad press over the years; mainly down to commercial mass production, but if you make them at home with fresh, free-range eggs and the best quality sausage meat, they will taste divine, and they will always be the stars of the picnic hamper or family lunch table! PLEASE use high quality sausage meat or sausages, with at least 70% meat content.Historical Note: Founded in 1707, Fortnum & Mason (F&M) stocks "food fit for a queen". The 300-year-old British department store, famous for its jams, teas, and sauces, provides the Queen with her annual supply of Christmas puddings and holds the "Royal Warrant. NB: You can use quail's eggs with great results too - perfect for an elegant appetiser or starter. (The optional mixed spice is for those who like a spicy meat coating, it is mentioned in some old recipes, but I don't always use it.)

Categories:  technique , egg , appetizer , lunch~snacks , weeknight , <-30-mins , served-cold , kid-friendly , meat , heirloom~historical , welsh , scottish , finger-food , snack , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , holiday , european , presentation , pork-sausage , pork , independence-day , to-go... , deep-fried , english , picnic ,
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Serving Size (158.73 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 462.46 Calories from Fat 301.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33.49g 206.08%
Saturated Fat 11.0g 220.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 86.06mg 114.75%
Sodium 1194.31mg 199.05%
Total Carbohydrate 22.37g 29.83%
Dietary Fiber 1.14 g 18.26%
Sugars 1.43 g %
Protein 17.01g 136.1%
Vitamin A 8.96IU% Vitamin C 1.15mg%
Calcium 103.29mg% Iron 2.52mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped fresh herbs, chopped spring onion, white, salt and pepper