I bet you didn't know your air fryer can make incredibly moist, delicious scotch eggs. These delicious protein bombs can easily be made keto and are a great breakfast hot or cold!
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Quick and Easy Keto Air Fried Scotch Eggs
Scotch eggs are a classic British picnic snack because they can be made ahead of time and can be eaten hot, warm, or chilled. Scotch eggs originated in Scotland and were likely once enjoyed with a glass of Scotch, yum!
What's not to love about eggs and sausage married in one crunchy bite? I often make these early in the week so I have a high protein quick and easy breakfast for those days that start too quickly.
How to make Keto Air Fried Scotch Eggs:
- Boiled eggs - I hard boil my eggs and refrigerate them ahead of time which helps the sausage adhere to them best. See FAQs for more egg options.
- Breakfast sausage - breakfast sausage is high in fat and therefore flavor. You can substitute ground beef if you prefer but it would be a break with tradition.
- Panko crumbs - you can use any bread crumbs you want, if you want to stay keto I love these keto bread crumbs.
- Salt and pepper - salt and pepper bring the flavor out of the breakfast sausage. Keep some extra on hand to season the egg in the center when you cut them open.
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following method:
- Step 1 - Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Season the sausage with salt and pepper in a bowl. Divide the sausage into twelve portions, shape around the eggs to encapsulate each one.
- Step 2 - Roll the scotch eggs in the breadcrumbs then place in a single layer in the greased air fryer basket.
- Step 3 - Cook about 12 to 15 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink, turning them over halfway through the cooking time.
- Step 4 - Let cool completely and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks to Perfect Keto Scotch Eggs:
These tips and tricks will help you make perfect air fried scotch eggs.
Tip 1 - What else can you bread these eggs with? Instead of panko breadcrumbs you can use crushed corn flakes if you want. You can also dip them in a whisked egg before breading for a thicker crust.
Tip 2 - Try it with a sauce. The flavors of these air-fryer Scotch eggs lend themselves to many dipping sauces, but mustard sauce is most traditional. You can also try honey mustard or Thousand Island.
Leftover scotch eggs will last 3-4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can warm for 30 seconds in the microwave or eat them cold.
If you like a softer center in your Scotch egg, you can definitely start with a soft boiled egg. But use caution—you need to be able to shape the breading around the egg without it falling to bits.
What to serve with Keto Air Fried Scotch Eggs?
Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs Recipe
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These delicious protein bombs can easily be made keto and are a great breakfast hot or cold!
- 12 large boiled eggs, cooled
- 2 pounds breakfast sausage
- 2 cups panko crumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat air fryer to 400℉
- Season the sausage in a large bowl with the salt and pepper.
- Divide the sausage into 12 portions; flatten mold around each egg to encapsulate it.
- Roll the scotch eggs in the panko breadcrumbs
- Place in a single layer on the greased air fryer basket. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, turn halfway through, about 12 - 15 minutes.
- Let cool then enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 395Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 252mgSodium 1003mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 23g
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