Scotch Eggs

  • 15MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 277KCAL

This Scotch Eggs recipe is ideal for those summer days out, or for a tasty lunch with a crisp salad. They’re slimming friendly and low in Calories and Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories277
  • Carbs1g
  • Protein9g
  • Fat7g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars1g

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 to know in the blurb! 

Summer can seem like a difficult time of year to start counting calories, from ice cream on a hot day to back garden BBQ’s and park picnics, it seems that the summer season is determined to stop us from slimming.

To help you navigate those summer feasts, we’ve created this Scotch Eggs recipe that’s ideal for summer days out or just a tasty lunch with a crisp salad. They’re slimming friendly and low in calories and Points!

Scotch Eggs aren’t usually the first food item you think of when slimming, but with our creative use of ingredients, we’re sure these will be a hit, wherever you serve them.

What diets are these Scotch Eggs suitable for?

This Scotch Eggs recipe can be made vegetarian by swapping the low fat sausages for vegetarian sausages. We have also have a recipe for Vegetarian Scotch Eggs you could follow.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Scotch Eggs recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Scotch Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Scotch Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Scotch Eggs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Scotch Eggs?

This Scotch Eggs recipe does not require any special ingredients, however, we do recommend a good baking tray it’s useful for so many recipes, including this one!

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How many Calories are in these Scotch Eggs?

There are 277 Calories per portion in these Scotch Eggs, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

This Scotch Eggs recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 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.

Step 2

After 10 minutes, remove from the heat, drain off the water and run the eggs under the cold tap until they are cool.

Step 3

Take each sausage and squeeze the sausage meat out of the skin.

Step 4

Mix the sausage meat so it forms into a large ball.

Step 5

Split this into 2 equal halves.

Step 6

Peel the eggs, then take one half of the sausage meat and mould it around the boiled egg.

Step 7

Dip each egg into the beaten egg, then quickly roll it in the Smash. You only need a thin coating of Smash.

Step 8

Place each coated egg onto a baking tray and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 9

Cook at 190°C for 20-25 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Step 10

Remove from the oven then serve either slightly warm or chilled.

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How do you know when these Scotch Eggs are cooked?

You should cook these Scotch Eggs until they are cooked through and slightly crispy on the outside. This will take around 25 minutes.

How long can you keep these Scotch Eggs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Scotch Eggs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Scotch Eggs?

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Scotch Eggs

This Scotch Eggs recipe is ideal for those summer days out, or for a tasty lunch with a crisp salad. They’re slimming friendly and low in Calories and Points!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 277
  • Carbs 1G
  • WW Points:
  • 7 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 low fat sausages
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 20 g Smash
  • low calorie cooking spray

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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Instructions

  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 each sausage and squeeze the sausage meat out of the skin.
  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 low calorie cooking spray.
  9. Cook at 190°C for 20-25 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  10. Remove from the oven then serve either slightly warm or chilled.

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JayneTuesday 16th June 2020

I use cous cous as a coating

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    SharonTuesday 16th June 2020

    Hi Jayne, thanks for sharing your tip, it sounds like a good idea, thankyou!

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SarahWednesday 8th April 2020

Hi, just wondering instead of smash would you be able to wholemeal bread crumbs instead?

Thank you ?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickThursday 7th May 2020

    Hi Sarah, yes, you could try using dried breadcrumbs as these would probably stick better than fresh breadcrumbs. You can buy these in packets from most supermarkets.Thanks for getting in touch.

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Samantha WellbeloveSaturday 10th August 2019

Made these today & they were delicious ????

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JoSaturday 15th June 2019

Hi, would stuffing mix work as a coating too?

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    Hi Jo,

    Yes! You’d have to check the nutritional information on it as it is different to the coating we use in the recipe ????

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PaulineFriday 5th April 2019

My friend is confused do you use smash powder to coat the scotch eggs or do you make the smash up as potatoe and cote the scotch eggs please help ????????

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    Emma TSunday 7th April 2019

    Hi Pauline,

    You use the dry smash to coat the eggs – it gives them a crispy coating when cooked ????

    Hope that helps!

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RosieWednesday 18th April 2018

Hi I stupidly thought these would be made with beef 5% fat mince before I looked st the recipe! I suppose you could use mince though and as above add some herbs to flavour?

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Caroline BarberSaturday 3rd February 2018

If you want to use pork mince – what else other than extra beaten egg would you need to add
to it please?

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Victoria LeighFriday 19th January 2018

Is this recipe suitable for freezing, and how long does it keep in the fridge please?

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MarionSaturday 30th December 2017

I have tried and tried with these Scotch eggs but every time I make them they split badly. They still taste just as good but I’m obviously going wrong somewhere? Can anyone help?

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