Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

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  • prep time

    prep time

    25 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    34 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    59 min

Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

15 ratings

Scotch eggs are one of the best air fryer Keto recipes! This recipe is very close to the traditional style. All that’s really different is the breading, but some would argue a Keto pork rind breading would make a scotch egg taste even better. You may find using an air fryer to be also far easier than frying or baking the eggs. While a little bit of gentle handling is needed throughout this recipe, there’s nothing that can’t be broken down step-by-step. Slow and steady wins the race! If you cannot find ground breakfast sausage in your grocery store, plain ground pork is an acceptable substitute. At your discretion, you may wish to add more seasonings to taste to plain ground pork.

Jessica L.

What Are Scotch Eggs?

Oh boy, are you in for a treat. A scotch egg is a medium to hard-boiled egg that is wrapped in a layer of seasoned ground sausage then breaded in a crisp, thick breading. They are typically then deep-fried. Most would enjoy a scotch egg as part of their breakfast, but they also make a great, filling snack. In fact, they’re even delicious hot or cold. Some shy away at the thought of preparing scotch eggs because they can be a little tricky. Between peeling soft-boiled eggs and gently wrapping multiple layers around them, there are many chances for too firm a grip to make a mess. This recipe is simple enough for anyone to follow, so just take your time. The payoff is scrumptious!

Personalize Your Keto Meal

How can you doctor this recipe to make it more personalized to your tastes? There are a few Keto-friendly ways you can add on to the recipe here for a variety of flavors. You can start by seasoning the layer of ground sausage in a way that complements your tastes. Add spicy seasonings to the meat to have some heat (spicy pork rinds would also do the trick). For the breading, mix in some shredded parmesan cheese to make an extra-crispy outside. Carb Manager has a variety of Keto condiments that would taste delicious with a scotch egg, such as Special Sauce, Cheddar Sauce, or BBQ Sauce. Let other users know what flavor combos you try in the comments!

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    1.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    3.8 g

  • Protein

    29.1 g

  • Fats

    35.7 g

449 cals

Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

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  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    4 large

  • Ground Pork

    Ground Pork

    8 ounce

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    8 tablespoon

  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    6 tablespoon

  • Fried Pork Rinds

    Fried Pork Rinds

    1 ounce

Recipe Steps

steps 4

59 min

  • Step 1

    Make soft-boiled eggs by placing the eggs in the base of a pot and fill with water until the eggs are just covered. Bring the pot to a boil. Then, remove from the heat and let the eggs sit covered in the water for 3 minutes. Transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool down. Once cooled, peel the shells away from the eggs. If some of the egg breaks off with the shell, don’t worry. Any mistakes will be covered up in the next step.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a bowl, mix together the ground sausage with pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Break the sausage into 2oz portions. One at a time, flatten a portion of sausage, place an egg in the center, and wrap the meat around the egg. Repeat until all eggs are wrapped in sausage.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees. In a new bowl, arrange heavy cream. You may need to add extra cream to the bowl to help coat your scotch eggs. On a plate, arrange the almond flour and pork rinds into a breading mixture. One by one, roll a scotch egg in the breading, drench it in cream, let the excess cream drip off, then roll a second time in the breading. Set each breaded scotch egg on an air fryer tray lined with parchment paper.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Bake the scotch eggs for 18 minutes. You can rotate the eggs halfway through if you feel the need, but this is not necessary. Allow the eggs to cool for 5 minutes before slicing into.
    Step 4

Comments 27

  • RousingAvocado543420

    RousingAvocado543420 a year ago

    Does anyone know or have tried this with another source of protein, like ground chicken? Can't have pork😫

    • RemarkableAvocado983271

      RemarkableAvocado983271 10 months ago

      Try with chicken maybe with a few mixed herbs for extra flavour 😍

  • Ceja Naris

    Ceja Naris 2 years ago

    I love the sound of these eggs but my air fryer only goes up to 200 degrees, any suggestions? Thank you

    • SpectacularKale891404

      SpectacularKale891404 2 years ago

      It’s 350f so you need 180c

  • Dyanne914

    Dyanne914 2 years ago

    I followed the recipe - but used sausage instead of ground pork. Omitted the salt and pepper. I had to air fry 7 minutes more since the breading was still wet. Next time I will use egg with the cream. I loved this recipe. Great flavor! My husband (non keto) loved these.

    • LittleBoo

      LittleBoo 2 years ago

      Another variation - add some chopped cooked bacon, or grated cheese, to the sausage mix. At this time of year, I also add a few chopped up cranberries and extra sage/onion t o create a Christmas feel to the egg.

      • Dyanne914

        Dyanne914 2 years ago

        I’m going to try your version next time!

    • Jettkubis

      Jettkubis 3 years ago


      • OutstandingMacadamia835647

        OutstandingMacadamia835647 3 years ago

        These were amazing!! So yummy! Even my husband loved them

        • jackie3max3706

          jackie3max3706 3 years ago

          Love Scotch eggs. Here’s a tip for peeling eggs easily. Bring water to a full boil then insert eggs into pot gently. I use a slotted spoon. Cook. Peeling will be so much Easier. 👍

          • Npd610

            Npd610 3 years ago

            Three minutes in an instapot… perfect eggs, easy peel every time

          • AmazingCauliflower216360

            AmazingCauliflower216360 3 years ago

            Also, it helps to add a splash or two of vinegar to the boiling water, for hard boiled eggs. 1st reason -- helps loosen the membrane off the shell & inner egg 2nd reason -- helps if egg is accidently broken, to seal the egg w/o having it leak massively

          • Kathleen

            Kathleen 3 years ago

            I use this method also, but I would like to add that when peeling the egg hold it under running water. The water will help lift the shell off the egg.

          • Sherrie 333

            Sherrie 333 3 years ago

            I appreciate this tip so much. We have farm fresh eggs, everyone knows how difficult they are to peel but not with this tip!! Thank you Jackie 3 max very much

        • heatherscroggins1a7e9

          heatherscroggins1a7e9 3 years ago

          So excited for this recipe! We love Scotch Eggs! They are also really good dipped in ranch!

          • PropitiousArugula255089

            PropitiousArugula255089 3 years ago

            Best recipe

            • MirthfulArugula998916

              MirthfulArugula998916 3 years ago

              Can I substitute coconut flour for almond? I am allergic to nuts and a lot of recipes just don’t work without the almond flour.

              • Blugrssgrl0922

                Blugrssgrl0922 3 years ago

                I’ve found through other recipes that unflavored whey protein powder makes the most “traditional” style breading! Just season it like normal and it’s amazing!

            • GorgeousMacadamia580429

              GorgeousMacadamia580429 3 years ago

              Very good I added everything in the bowl then just had the crushed pork rinds on a plate, it is delicious. Will be making again!

              • FavorableAvocado531466

                FavorableAvocado531466 3 years ago

                Easy to make and delicious. I too skipped the cream and used beaten egg and extra pork rinds.

                • StupendousAvocado380810

                  StupendousAvocado380810 3 years ago

                  Great recipe, but I found that I needed way less cream and slightly more breading.

                  • ThornlessRose3

                    ThornlessRose3 3 years ago

                    Been making scotch eggs for years. You can bake them without an air fryer, but happy to see this recipe! My go-to for morning grab and go. If baking: 350 for about 30 mins and then crank to 425-450 for 15 mins to get crispy. I also like to do variations. Instead of breakfast sausage, combine 1/2 ground pork with chorizo for a spicer version. If you prefer ground turkey, add one raw egg with the ground turkey to get the right stickiness. I usually do 5 eggs to 1 lb of sausage or ground pork. I made 6 eggs work per lb but they need to be medium sized eggs.

                    • PropitiousKale641837

                      PropitiousKale641837 3 years ago

                      Fantastic tips thank u!!

                  • StupendousAvocado380810

                    StupendousAvocado380810 3 years ago

                    Yummy and filling, easy reheat. Would definitely make extra breading to account for the double dip.

                    • azzy big C

                      azzy big C 3 years ago

                      love scotch eggs and these taste amazing! did soft boiled eggs and ate them warm and tasted even better the next day. i didnt use the heavy cream as a wash i addded a extra egg to mix

                      • TeTe

                        TeTe 4 years ago

                        I really want to love these, but there wasn’t enough meat to go around the eggs. I would advise using at least 2 1/2 ounces for each egg. Followed the directions exactly, but one of four eggs lost its coating during cooking. This recipe needs a bit of reworking!

                        • WorkingSLim

                          WorkingSLim 4 years ago

                          I tried it today but instead of using cream I used 1 egg for dipping .