Gluten Free Oven Baked Scotch Eggs – a delicious recipe for homemade scotch eggs, once you try these you will never go back to shop bought versions ever again.
Anytime anyone mentions a picnic or a party, the one things that always pops into my mind is Scotch Eggs. Mainly because are a perfectly portable food item that can be enjoyed hot or warm and hugely popular in the UK.
I haven’t had one for years since we moved to Canada, so when a craving hit me recently, I knew a homemade version was on the cards.
The first challenge, I wanted to make sure this recipe was gluten free because I have lots of friends and gluten-free readers out there. Whenever I can create a delicious gluten-free version, then that will always be my first option.
The sausage part to the scotch eggs is easy, using the basics of my Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties (which are a huge hit among readers btw) and a couple of additional ingredients.
For the coating, it was simple – almond flour, a little starch, and a delicious blend of spices for flavouring. Once you divide these up into servings that almond flour is hardly any syns and perfect for this recipe.
One oven baked scotch egg is a pretty decent size and one on its own filling enough with some salad.
Of course, if you are not gluten free – feel free to swap the almond flour for regular breadcrumbs or panko (for that extra golden colour). Just adjust the syns accordingly.
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HOW CAN I ADD A 1/3 SPEED FOODS TO THESE OVEN BAKED SCOTCH EGGS?
A mixed salad is a perfect addition to these scotch eggs, you can go for any salad items you like, such as:
- Pickled Onions
- Tomatoes etc
and if you like something like a relish or sauce to go alongside your scotch egg. This Tomato and Red Onion Relish is delicious.
KITCHEN ITEMS USED TO MAKE THESE OVEN BAKED SCOTCH EGGS
- Measuring Scales
- Chopping Board
- Measuring spoons
- Santoku Knife
- Wooden Spoon
- Mixing Bowl
- Non-Stick Frying Pan
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Tray
- 6 eggs
for the sausagemeat
- 455g of extra lean ground pork (pork mince)
- 1 small onion, diced finely
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds, crushed
- 1/2 tsp of ground sage (or can use fresh sage leaves)
- 1 tsp salt
- pinch black pepper
- 1/2 tbs of maple syrup or honey
for the coating
- 30g of almond meal
- 1 tbs of arrowroot flour (or can use tapioca or cornstarch)
- 1/2 tsp of paprika
- 1/2 tsp of dried parsley
- pinch of salt and pepper
- avocado spray oil (or another spray oil of choice)
- Add the eggs to a saucepan and cover with water, bring to a boil, turn off heat, add lid and leave for 2.5 minutes and then add straight to a bowl of ice and water to stop them cooking any further. (can do this part the night before)
- Once fully cooled carefully peel the shells of the eggs and set aside.
- Spray a frying pan with avocado spray oil over a medium high heat
- Add the onion and a little pinch of salt and fry until golden and softened, keep adding a little water in a reduce down to prevent any sticking, this will also help the onion to cook until really soft.
- Add to a bowl, along with the ground pork (pork mince), 1 tsp of paprika, fennel, sage, black pepper and maple syrup and mix to combine.
- Divide into 6 equal size balls.
- On a plate add the almond meal, arrowroot, 1/2 tsp of paprika, parsley and a pinch of salt and black pepper and just mix all up to combine.
- Preheat oven to 200c/400f
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Grab one ball of the sausage meat and flatten in hand. Add one egg and mold the sausage meal all around the egg so it froms a ball.
- Roll in the almond meal mix, place onto the baking tray.
- Repeat with the other 5 eggs.
- Once all scotch eggs are formed and on the baking tray, lightly mist over the top with some avocado spray oil.
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 20 minutes until sausage is cooked and the scotch eggs are lightly golden all over.
- Serve and enjoy!!
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Slimming Wolrd and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 2 syns per scotch egg
- WW Flex/Freestyle Smart Points - 3 per scotch egg
NOTE: if you are not gluten free, you can swap the almond meal for orignal or panko breadcrumbs.
- The maple syrup stop the sausage meat from become too dry and helps with caramelization. Omit if you prefer, but be aware the final result will not be the same.
- If you can't get less than 5% fat pork mince, you can use pork shoulder with all fat removed, that is ground in a food processor.
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ZeZaZu Parchment Paper Sheets for Baking (100 Sheets), Precut 12 x 16 inches - Exact Fit for Half-Sheet Baking Pans, Unbleached, Dual-Sided Coating, Siliconized, Non-Stick, RECLOSABLE Pack
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Scotch Egg
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 217 Total Fat: 10.9g Saturated Fat: 3.1g Cholesterol: 186mg Sodium: 535mg Carbohydrates: 5.4g Fiber: 0.8g Sugar: 2.1g Protein: 23.6g
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