OMG our scotch eggs recipe are so good and super easy to make! Loaded with protein, these keto scotch eggs are the perfect breakfast, brunch or snack item to eat during the day.

Low Carb Scotch Eggs on a plate

What are Scotch Eggs?

Our low carb scotch eggs recipe are boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and then cooked. These delicious eggs can then be breaded, deep fried, baked or air fried. We’ve made them in so many different ways and they’re all delicious. They’re so easy to make for breakfast, brunch or low carb meal. Best of all, you can learn how to make scotch eggs keto or very low carb by using pork rinds for the crust.  Make them ahead of time and eat them for lunch or dinner.  They’re great anytime of day! Scotch egg origins are quite interesting and you can read about the culinary history of scotch eggs here.

Low Carb Scotch Eggs cut in half on a cutting board

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Low Carb breakfast recipe with crushed pork rinds

Best Low Carb Breading?

There’s several options for low carb or keto breading. Choose your preferred low carb breading: Crushed pork rinds, almond flour or coconut flour. Make sure to spray the almond or coconut flour coating with olive oil. Our favorite is crushed pork rinds because they cook crispier than almond or coconut flour. Coconut flour has a tendency to cook hard and firm.

How to Make Scotch Eggs Recipe

  • Cook boiled eggs to your preferred doneness. If you want soft boiled eggs they might break when you wrap the sausage around the egg. So it’s best to cook the yolk a little more firm.
  • Wrap boiled Eggs in Sausage. The more sausage you have around the boiled egg, the less likely the sausage will split during baking. Higher fat content sausage will also cause the sausage to shrink and separate. But if you do this, then just boil less eggs and increase cooking times to make sure sausage cooks all the way through
  • Bake the scotch eggs until the sausage is cooked and the crust is crispy. 
  • Serve with hot sauce and/or mustard for the perfect low carb keto breakfast or brunch!
keto breakfast on a plate with hot sauce

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Low Carb Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are the perfect breakfast and brunch dish. Use any type of sausage you prefer: Sweet Italian, Breakfast Sausage, Chicken Apple, etc. 
If you like more sausage around the egg, use 5 hard boiled eggs. If you prefer the thickness we have in the photos, use 6 eggs.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) uncooked bulk sausage
  • 5-6 hard boiled eggs , peeled
  • 1-2 large raw eggs , beaten
  • 3/4 cup (45 g) low carb breading , or more if needed (crushed pork rinds, almond flour or coconut flour)
  • oil spray , for coating
  • for serving: Mustard and/or Hot Sauce  (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/205°C. Divide the sausage into 5 or 6 equal parts, depending on how thick you want the sausage to wrap around the egg. (Make sure you hands are NOT oiled when flattening and wrapping the sausage around the eggs. If they are, the sausage will often not seal properly and will split when cooking – It is ok to use some water to keep the sausage from sticking to your hands as much).
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  • Flatten each portion into a thin patty about 4” wide. Lay boiled egg in center and wrap sausage around the whole egg. Repeat for all eggs.
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  • Dip sausage-wrapped egg in beaten raw egg, then in breading. If using almond or coconut flour, spray outside of coated egg evenly with oil. You don’t need to spray outside of the pork rinds.
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  • Bake at 400°F/205°C for about 25-30 minutes, or until sausage is fully cooked. The thicker the sausage layer, the longer it takes to cook.
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  • Cut in half and serve with mustard swipe on top of yolk. Add hot sauce, too, if you want. YUM!
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You can add additional flavor to your sausage by mixing it with some Worcestershire, fresh parsley and other spices. If not, simple bulk sausage still tastes great! 
For fewer calories, you can omit the coatings (beaten egg & breading).


Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 318kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 240mg, Sodium: 589mg, Potassium: 250mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 313IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg