Eggs are on the agenda today!
Or shall I say eggs, wrapped in pork sausage, rolled in breadcrumbs and then fried. Because that totally makes all the difference.
The only thing that might make this better would be bacon. Because, bacon makes everything better.
But I don’t even think these need it. They are that good (and toddler approved)! However, they differ a little bit from the traditional scotch eggs because they are not deep fried.
I had never made these before. So my first fear was that I was going to cook the egg a little too long. Or that the pork wouldn’t get cooked through and we’d all end up sick. Or that I really wouldn’t like them. But my goshhhh. I swear, the simplest ingredients combined together make the most delicious meals.
My second problem: I try to stay away from deep frying foods. Not because of the health factor, but because it absolutely terrifies me. A few years ago, after visiting a Caribbean restaurant for the first time and having yucca fries, I just HAD to try and make them at home. So, I did. And I caught my darn stove on fire. Not once. But TWICE.
I haven’t deep fried since.
Everything gets baked.
Until we got an air fryer. And now I can fry foods without the fear of catching stoves on fire.
Air Fryer Scotch Eggs
serves: 4 * calories: 519 * fat(g): 32.1 * protein(g): 32.6 * carbs(g): 22.9 * net carbs(g): 21.2
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1 lb. ground pork sausage
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. breadcrumbs
Place 4 eggs into a small saucepan filled with water, and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, set timer for 4 minutes. When timer goes off, immediately remove pot from heat, and run cold water into the saucepot until eggs are cool to the touch.
Peel the boiled eggs and set aside.
In a medium bowl, add the ground pork sausage, nutmeg, and thyme. Mix together until combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal sections. Grab one section, pat it out to a flat patty, place egg in the center, and wrap pork around egg. Repeat with remaining eggs.
Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F, according to manufacturer’s instructions.
While the air fryer is preheating, place the 1/2 c. flour into a bowl. Whisk the remaining two eggs into a second bowl, and place the 1/2 c. of breadcrumbs into a third bowl. Roll each pork rolled egg in the flour, then egg, and finally the breadcrumbs.
When air fryer has finished preheating, place the scotch eggs into the tray and set the timer for 13 minutes.
I still have bacon on my mind.