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Servings
6

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Time
Prep Time: 10 Minutes (20-30 if you need to boil eggs)
Cook Time: 25-30 Minutes 

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Macronutrients:
Approx. Total/Net Carbs for Entire Dish: 
3 g / 2 g


Ingredients

  • 6 large boiled eggs, peeled

  • 1.5 lb ground pork

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 3/4 tsp black pepper, ground

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • Pinch or two of cinnamon

  • Pinch or two of ground cloves

  • 1.5 tsp dried basil

  • 1.5 tbsp chives

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1.5 teaspoon dried parsley

Tips & Substitutions

  • How much should I boil my eggs? Remember that the eggs are going to continue to cook in the oven. So we typically aim for eggs with set whites but soft yolk (about 4 minutes of cooking once the water has boiled).

  • Vary your seasonings & meats:

    • Try using Chinese five spice or curry powder to create a more Asian-inspired dish

    • Try lamb & Ras el Hanout seasoning for a Moroccan flare

  • You can test the seasoning of your pork mixture before committing to wrapping your eggs in it by just frying up a small bit of batter.

  • These are a great item to make ahead and eat throughout the week even cold.

  • If the meat is sticking to your hands just moisten them with a bit of water.

  • Missing that crunch from traditional Scotch eggs? Before putting your Scotch eggs in the oven, beat up 1 or 2 raw eggs. Then dip your Scotch eggs in the raw egg mixture and then roll your Scotch eggs in ground-up pork crackling to get an even coat.

  • Meat not browning? Turn your heat up! Try increasing the temperature to 400F for 5-10 minutes at the end of cooking.

Substitutions

  • Ground pork: Any other ground meat


Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix the ground pork, salt, pepper, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, basil, parsley, chives, and garlic. Knead everything together just enough so mixed well, over-kneading can lead to tougher meat.

  3. Divide your mixture into 6 even servings. Roll each serving into a ball and then flatten into a patty.

  4. Place one egg into the center of each patty. Gently mold the pork around the egg until the egg is fully wrapped.

  5. Brush your Scotch eggs with a little bit of oil and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes turning halfway through until the Scotch eggs are golden brown on all sides.

  7. Enjoy!