In case you were wondering, there is no Scotch in these eggs lol. These delectable morsels of flavor are comprised of soft boiled eggs, wrapped in ground pork sausage, coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried. You could also air fry these for a slightly healthier option, instructions for both are included below. Your best bet is to go with Panko bread crumbs to get the best crunch, but you can also use regular breadcrumbs as well.
What's great about these ,is when you break into them, the soft yolk runs down into a sauce, and you get the crunch from the outside, the savory sausage and then soft egg to combine into a great little bundle of flavor. They are not as hard as they look to make, but will be a crowd pleaser for sure. They also do go well with some Scotch whiskey ;)
1 lb pork sausage
4-6 eggs (soft boil - boil in water for 5-7 minutes)
2-3 cups panko or regular breadcrumbs
1 cup of milk
Oil for frying
Lets get cooking
Boil the Eggs
Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover the eggs, and bring it to a boil on high.
Cook the eggs for 5 to 7 minutes.
Drain the hot water and add cold water into the pan to let them cool/stop cooking, then peel the eggs. When you press the center of the egg gently, it should have some give and feel mushy in the middle.
Wrapping the Eggs
1. Grab a handful of pork sausage and place it on saran wrap or plastic bag and smash it down to make an even layer as wide and thin as you can. You don't want a thick sausage covering as it will take away from the flavor and texture of the overall product.
2. Place an egg in the center of the sausage patty.
3. Using the edges of the plastic/saran wrap, fold one side over the egg and press the sausage slightly to make it stick to the egg and and repeat on the other side so it looks like an egg in a blanket.
4. Using your hands or the plastic, start going around all the edges of the egg to make it round shaped by cupping your hands around the egg gently and evenly spread out the sausage so its fully covered with the sausage. If you have a gap then grab a pinch of more sausage and patch it up.
5. Combine the egg and milk in a shallow dish with a whisk or fork until well combined. Place the breadcrumbs in another shallow dish.
6.Roll the egg in the egg mixture so its fully coated, and then into the breadcrumbs. Set them on a wire rack until you finish all the eggs and are ready to fry.
Option 1: Deep Fry
1. Fill a pot with about 1-2 inches of oil and set to medium high heat. Once the oil starts to shimmer or is around 375, slowly lay the eggs down one by one with a pair of tongs.
2. Fry the eggs for about 2-3 minutes on each side and then flip and fry the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Check the eggs to make sure they are not getting too brown, if they are, flip them and lower the temperature down to medium low. Since they are already cooked inside, you are just cooking the sausage and crisping the breadcrumbs.
4. Place them on a paper towel when done. If you are doing them in large batches, place the fried eggs on a wire rack on a cookie sheet and keep warm in the oven at 200 degrees.
5. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
Option 2: Air Fryer
1. Spray the coated eggs and the air fryer basket with oil.
2. Place the eggs into the basket and turn the air fryer to 400 degrees.
3. Set the timer for 5-7 minutes, then turn them and fry for another 4-5 minutes or until both sides are golden brown.