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Gluten Free Scotch Egg Recipe

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Eating a gluten free diet doesn’t have to mean missing out on this classic delicious treat! We’ve absolutely nailed the gluten free scotch egg recipe. Just follow our step by step instructions and you’ll be enjoying a homemade scotch egg in no time.

We’re relatively new to gluten free eating here at Daisies & Pie so it’s been a good few weeks of adjustments and tweaking recipes.

And I’m super happy with our gluten free scotch egg recipe. These babies taste AMAZING.

Especially still warm served with a little pot of piccalilli for happily splattering onto each mouthful.

gluten free scotch egg cut into half served on a metal tray with bowl of piccalilli

Gluten Free Scotch Egg Ingredients

gluten free scotch egg ingredients - boiled eggs, gluten free breadcrumbs, gluten free sausages, beaten egg, teaspoon of paprika, teaspoon of Dijon mustard and tablespoon of chopped curly parsley
  • 5 Medium Eggs
  • 400g Gluten free sausages – you can use gluten free sausage meat if you can find it at the shop
  • 1/2 tsp Djion mustard – be sure to use a gluten free variety
  • 1 tsp paprika – use gluten free variety, you can omit this, we use it just to add a golden colour to the breadcrumbs as they fry.
  • 200g gluten free breadcrumbs – we use the Tesco free from white rolls, broken up and then just blitzed in the food processor
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 2 tbs gluten free plain flour – we use Doves Farm
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Deep fat fryer – filled to max fill level with vegetable oil

Equipment Needed

  • vegetable chopping board
  • sharp vegetable knife
  • meat chopping board
  • meat knife
  • small bowl – for beaten egg
  • small bowl – for breadcrumbs
  • food processor
  • teaspoon
  • tablespoon
  • fork
  • deep fat fryer
  • saucepan

How To Make Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

Okay – now this seems like a lot to do, but it’s actually really simple.

  • Firstly boil 4 of the eggs – put them into a saucepan of cold water and bring it to the boil over a high heat, once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Then put the boiled eggs into icy cold water – this stops them cooking any further and cools them quickly.
  • Once the eggs are cool – peel the shells from them.
  • Make the breadcrumbs – rip the bread rolls into chunks, then blitz in the food processor for around a minute until you have find breadcrumbs.
  • Season the breadcrumbs – add the paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper to the breadcrumbs and mix together.
boil of hard boiled eggs, without shells, next to a bowl of gluten free breadcrumbed with paprika sprinkled in them
  • Get ready to make the scotch eggs – beat the last egg in a small bowl, and line up next to it the gluten free breadcrumbs and another small bowl containing the gluten free plain flour.
  • Next you need to remove the sausage skins – simply slit down each sausage with a sharp knife and flip the sausage meat from the skins.
gluten free sausages with skins slit by sharp knife
  • Season the sausage meat – add the Dijon mustard and chopped parsley to the sausage meat and mix it together with your hands. Then divide the sausage meat into four patties.
bowl of hard boiled eggs peeled, next to a mound of seasoned gluten free sausage meat

How To Coat Scotch Eggs

  • Dip the boiled eggs into gluten free flour – coat the egg and then give it a little shake to remove any excess.
  • Make the scotch eggs firstly squash flat one of the sausage patties into an oval shape. Then take your hard boiled egg and place it onto the Pattie, wrap the sausage meat up and around the egg so that it’s completely sealed in sausage meat.

Cooks Tip! Sausage meat is much easier to handle if your hands are slightly dampened with water.

gluten free sausage meat formed into three balls, one squashed flat sausage meat patty, hard boiled eggs, bean egg and gluten free flour in bowls around the red chopping board
  • Repeat the process – until you have four eggs coated in sausage meat.
hard boiled egg wrapped in gluten free sausage meat on a red chopping board
  • Coat the scotch eggs in breadcrumbs – dip the sausage coated eggs into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs, pat the crumbs onto the sausage meat so that it’s all covered.
gluten free scotch egg coated in breadcrumbs ready to fry
  • Repeat the process – until you have four scotch eggs ready to fry.

How To Cook Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

four gluten free scotch eggs ready to deep fry
  • Deep fry the scotch eggs – heat the oil in the deep fat fryer to 150C. Then gently lower the eggs into the fryer basket. Fry the eggs for around 6 minutes, then gently turn them over and continue to fry for a further 6-8 minutes or until the sausage meat is cooked through properly and the egg piping hot throughout.
  • Remove the eggs from the deep fat fryer – and leave them on a couple of sheets of paper kitchen roll to absorb any excess oil.

How To Serve Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

gluten free scotch egg cut into half served on a metal tray with bowl of piccalilli

These are just delicious still warm, sliced open and served with gluten free piccalilli.

Our gluten free scotch egg recipe is great for serving as part of a packed lunch, tucked up in a picnic basket or as part of a buffet.

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How Long Will Homemade Scotch Eggs Keep In The Fridge?

We keep these in the fridge overnight – and be sure to eat next day (and obviously sooner if the use by date on any of the ingredients is sooner)

To store them in the fridge, firstly make sure they’re cold and then wrap them in a piece of greaseproof paper and place into an air tight container.

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  • Dippy Eggs – perfect dippy eggs with grilled asparagus soldiers. Delicious, easy gluten free breakfast idea.
  • Healthy Egg & Chips – treat yourself to a healthy version of the classic egg and chips with our oven baked sweet potato wedges, eggs and vine tomatoes.

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Yield: Makes 4

Gluten Free Scotch Egg Recipe

gluten free scotch egg cut into half served on a metal tray with bowl of piccalilli

A perfect scotch egg recipe - great for picnics and parties

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 medium eggs 
  • 400g gluten free sausages 
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (gluten free)
  • 1 tsp paprika (gluten free) 
  • 200g gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 2 tbs gluten free plain flour 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch black pepper 
  • vegetable oil to deep fry 

Instructions

  1. Firstly boil 4 of the eggs – put them into a saucepan of cold water and bring it to the boil over a high heat, once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Then put the boiled eggs into icy cold water – this stops them cooking any further and cools them quickly.
  3. Once the eggs are cool – peel the shells from them.
  4. Make the breadcrumbs – rip the bread rolls into chunks, then blitz in the food processor for around a minute until you have find breadcrumbs.
  5. Season the breadcrumbs – add the paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper to the breadcrumbs and mix together.
  6. Get ready to make the scotch eggs – beat the last egg in a small bowl, and line up next to it the gluten free breadcrumbs and another small bowl containing the gluten free plain flour.
  7. Next you need to remove the sausage skins – simply slit down each sausage with a sharp knife and flip the sausage meat from the skins.
  8. Season the sausage meat – add the Dijon mustard and chopped parsley to the sausage meat and mix it together with your hands. Then divide the sausage meat into four patties.
  9. Dip the boiled eggs into gluten free flour – coat the egg and then give it a little shake to remove any excess.
  10. Make the scotch eggs – firstly squash flat one of the sausage patties into an oval shape. Then take your hard boiled egg and place it onto the Pattie, wrap the sausage meat up and around the egg so that it’s completely sealed in sausage meat. (note - this is easier with slightly wet hands)
  11. Repeat the process – until you have four eggs coated in sausage meat.
  12. Coat the scotch eggs in breadcrumbs – dip the sausage coated eggs into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs, pat the crumbs onto the sausage meat so that it’s all covered.
  13. Repeat the process – until you have four scotch eggs ready to fry.
  14. Deep fry the scotch eggs – heat the oil in the deep fat fryer to 150C. Then gently lower the eggs into the fryer basket. Fry the eggs for around 6 minutes, then gently turn them over and continue to fry for a further 6-8 minutes or until the sausage meat is cooked through properly.
  15. Remove the eggs from the deep fat fryer – and leave them on a couple of sheets of paper kitchen roll to absorb any excess oil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 724Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 1383mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements. Please note calorie count maybe higher than stated due to deep frying and excess oil.

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