Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

You may have seen our recipe for Scotch Eggs, that we posted yesterday, but what if you don’t eat meat? Don’t worry we’ve got this Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe just for you.

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

A few months ago we started a Facebook Group for those people who wanted to talk to us about not only our recipes, but Slimming World friendly food in general. Since then we’ve met some, fantastic, inspirational people, who are always willing to share tips and recipes with us and the group.

This Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe was suggested by Sami P, from our group, so we just followed the recipe that she uses.

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

Before we get to the recipe, here’s a little bit about Sami’s journey so far.

Two years ago I got weighed at the hospital for a medical check and was horrified to weigh 18.5 stone. They suggested a gastric band but I wanted to do it on my own. I lost 2 stone on my own but then a friend persuaded me to join Slimming World in May.

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

I’ve lost 1.5 stone since then and am determined to get down to 10.5 stone. The support and recipes are amazing on some of these Facebook groups. I joined loads to begin with but only really bother with Pinch of Nom now as there’s no arguing, it’s just supportive and friendly.

The Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs Recipe

Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages are great. Since we first came across them we’ve discovered that as well as being amazing in their own right they can be used for other things too. Like stuffing, or to make Scotch eggs!

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

These Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs, like their meaty counterparts, are great for picnics, or with a fresh crisp salad for lunch. And with only 4 ingredients it’s incredibly easy to make.

Is it a Tweak?

Yes it is. This Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe uses Smash as a coating, so Slimming World do consider this a tweak.

However, as we are only using a very small amount of Smash here, and we would only ever have this occasionally we don’t bother synning the Smash.

Having said that to syn or not to syn the decision is yours. You weight loss journey is your own, no one elses so if you don’t want to syn the Smash then don’t. We’re not going to criticise or question anyone else decisions.

As always, if using Smash this way affects your weight loss then, you should stop using it this way.

Slimming World have recently given a Syn value to Smash and Instant Mash. You can find out the details here. This recipe uses a very small amount of Smash as a coating so we’ve chosen not to Syn it. Again, the decision is yours whether you do or don’t.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe.

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Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

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portions 15 minutes 20 - 25 minutes



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226kcal 5

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  1. Using a large spoon, lower the eggs into a pan of boiling water. Bring the water back up to the boil then lower the heat so the water is simmering
  2. After 10 minutes remove from the heat, drain off the water and run the eggs under the cold tap until they are cool.
  3. Take the defrosted sausages and mash them together in a bowl
  4. Mix the sausage meat so it forms into a large ball
  5. Split this into 2 equal halves
  6. Peel the eggs, then take one half of the sausage meat and mould it around the boiled egg.
  7. Dip each egg into the beaten egg, then quickly roll it in the Smash. You only need a thin coating of Smash
  8. Place each coated egg onto a baking tray and spray with Frylight
  9. Cook at 190°C for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through
  10. Remove from the oven then serve either slightly warm or chilled

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  1. Hiya, ive been using couscous as the ‘breadcrumbs’, ive also been cooking them in my actifry as they stay rounder. Thanks for this idea though.

  2. Stupid question alert: Do you have to make the smash up first or just use the powder? I’ve never used it before so not sure how it works

    1. Hi Sam
      Not really as it’s used for the coating on the outside of the eggs. However, there are also many other things you could use Crushed Rice Crispies or Cornflakes, Breadcrumbed Wholemeal Roll, Cous Cous, Quinoa, Bulgar Wheat for example

  3. Just made these, they’re cooling as I type. I found tut difficult to get the sausage to stick so rather than dipping in the egg, I beat egg into the mashed “sausage” and found it easier to Mould and stick it then. Looking forward to trying one soon

  4. Any advice to actually keep the Linda McCartney sausage mix to stay on the egg? I spent ages moulding and squashing it around the boiled egg but it just would not stay on. Finally managed it and as soon as they went in the oven they all cracked and fell apart again. Any tips would be fab!

    1. Hi Abbi
      You could try adding some beaten egg to the Linda McCartney sausage mix to make it easier to mould it around the eggs.

    1. Hi Helen
      We haven’t tried freezing these, but they should be ok to freeze once cooked and cooled. Defrost in the fridge and reheat thoroughly until piping hot throughout. 🙂

  5. I made these this week and they tasted fab, were delicious with a salad and even my hubby loved the taste and took one to work for lunch. Thank you for such inspiring and fantastic recipes so we don’t feel deprived whilst cutting back!

  6. Hi, if I wanted to syn the tweak, how would I do that since instant mash is free? I understand how it’s a tweak, just not sure where I’d get my syn value from 🙂

    1. Hi Carys
      Slimming World recommend that you count the Syn value for the food you’re replacing. With scotch eggs, this would mean counting the equivalent Syn value for breadcrumbs. (As you’re replacing the breadcrumbs with the smash.) Hope that makes sense. 🙂

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