What is it?

A Scotch egg consists of a shelled hard-boiled egg, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Scotch eggs are commonly eaten cold, typically with salad and pickles.


The London department store Fortnum & Mason claims to have invented Scotch eggs in 1738,but they may have been inspired by the Moghul dish nargisi kofta ‘narcissus meatballs’.

The earliest printed recipe is the 1809 edition of Mrs. Rundell. Mrs. Rundell and later 19th-century authors served them hot, with gravy.

From Wikipedia

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8 responses to “History

  1. tory mahonycom

    What a great idea, I do love the Sands End Scotch eggs

  2. James

    Did you see the Scotch egg piece on the One Show last week?

  3. Emily

    This is great stuff David!

  4. Scott James

    Love your work on here and your dedication to the scotch egg.

  5. Tim

    Love this website!!!

  6. We have the devilled Scotch Egg in Boston, MA at The Haven.

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