Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs Recipe

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The first time I had this dish I was sitting in the French Quarter….Just kidding, we don’t do that here.

The Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs Recipe is my Low Carb take on the fantastic British Pub snack that you may have never known you needed.

It’s crispy fried spiced sausage wrapped around a hard (or soft) boiled egg. It’s a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner and weighs in at ZERO net carbs.

Served Scotch Eggs

You don’t have to have an air fryer to make the Air Fryer Scotch Eggs…you can fry them in a pan or pop them into a 450F oven for 20-30 minutes. You won’t get the crisp shell but they will still taste fantastic.

If you’re on the fence about buying an air fryer I seriously recommend the Ninja Foodi. It does everything!

The tender crisp air frying feature alone was worth the money but it also has a pressure cooker feature, a dehydrator, slow cooker, sauteing function, it bakes and makes you skinny (personal results may vary) lol.

Seriously, I usually hate gadgets but I love this thing. This is the one we got.

On to the thing you came for….

🥘Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork sausage Bulk Package
  • 1 tsp sage *optional dried
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 eggs Soft or hard boiled and peeled.

I really like soft boiled eggs for this dish. Remember that your eggs will cook more inn the air fryer so you don’t want to start out with super hard boiled eggs.

If you have trouble getting your eggs to peel easily check our what Elizabeth Rider says about getting your hard boiled eggs peeled. She makes some big claims but she’s legit.

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan *grated and the powdered kind in the green can is perfect in this dish.

I really like the powdered stuff for this recipe. But you can easily use shredded Parmesan as long as you really press the shreds into the sausage. You don’t want those shreds flying around in your air fryer fan.

I like the powdered Parmesan for the Air Fryer Scotch Eggs because it makes a crispy sort of shell.

👨🏽‍🍳Instructions

  • Hard boil (or soft boil) eggs and peel.

I soft boil my eggs because I don’t like a super hard yolk. Remember that your eggs will continue to cook in the air fryer.

  • In a large mixing bowl combine sausage and all spices. Mix until everything is well combined. Shape mixture into four flat patties that will be large enough to wrap the eggs in (5 inch diameter aprx).

I flattened my patties on a cutting board and then used a spatula to pick them up and cradle the egg gently while I enclosed it in the sausage.

  • Place eggs on each sausage patty and shape sausage around egg. Carefully roll each patty in the Parmesan cheese to cover completely, pressing lightly.

I really feel like I need to warn you again about using shredded Parmesan. Make sure the shreds are fimly pressed into the meat if you decided to use it.

  • Arrange eggs in air fryer basket. Spray lightly with olive oil. Set air fryer to 400°F for 25 minutes. Halfway through cook time, turn eggs and spray with more olive oil if needed. Check to make sure sausage is at least165F all the way through.

I use a meat thermometer on my Air Fryer Scotch Eggs because no one wants to eat pink sausage around here.

  • Serve immediately with coarse ground mustard, greens, toast or whatever you like.

🥗Need side ideas that turn this salty dish into a meal?

A nice sweet drink and a healthy side salad will do the trick!

Sweet, icy smoothies like these:

And salads like these:

📋Variations and Tips:

  • If you like a really crispy crust on your Air Fryer Scotch Eggs, substitute 1/2 of the Parmesan for Carbquick or unflavored whey protein (dairy free)

Be careful, too much protein can kick you out of ketosis. You can check your personal macros here.

  • You can make this dish ahead and keep it in the fridge for 3-5 days. Reheat in the air fryer or microwave.
  • Add hot chili powder or more red pepper flakes for a kick.

I think that’s it for the Air Fryer Scotch Eggs!

I hope you love them and please drop a comment if you have any questions or amazing observations!

TaTa friends!

Brandy

Scotch Eggs FI

Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Brandy
Crispy fried sausage that envelops a hard or soft boiled (shelled) egg. This dish is a popular British pub or picnic food that's commonly served cold. We have fallen in love with this dish and serve it hot for breakfast, snack or dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine British
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 459 kcal

Equipment

Ninja Foodi
Oil Sprayer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound pork sausage Bulk Package
  • 1 tsp sage *optional dried
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 eggs Soft or hard boiled and peeled. See post for tips.
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan *grated and the powdered kind in the green can is perfect in this dish.
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes *optional if you like a kick

Instructions
 

  • Hard boil (or soft boil) eggs and peel.
    Hard Boiled eggs
  • In a large mixing bowl combine sausage and all spices. Mix until everything is well combined. Shape mixture into four flat patties that will be large enough to wrap the eggs in (5 inch diameter aprx).
  • Place eggs on each sausage patty and shape sausage around egg. Carefully roll each patty in the Parmesan cheese to cover completely, pressing lightly. See post if you are using shredded Parm.* IMPORTANT
    Scotch eggs before frying
  • Arrange eggs in air fryer basket. Spray lightly with olive oil. Set air fryer to 400°F for 25 minutes. Halfway through cook time, turn eggs and spray with more olive oil if needed. Check to make sure sausage is at least165F all the way through.
    Scotch eggs in the fryer
  • Serve immediately with coarse ground mustard, greens, toast or whatever you like..
    Served Scotch Eggs

Nutrition

Serving: 1eggCalories: 459kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 27gFat: 38gSodium: 986mgFiber: 1gFat Ratio per Serving: 74.51%Protein Ratio per Serving: 23.53%
Keyword gluten free
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  1. Hey Janice! It’s all about timing. My yolks were still jammy but not runny. Pre-heating the air-fryer is a MUST to achieve the delicious liquid gold center. I am not always patient enough to wait but I know you can do it! Love you friend!