Easy and delicious Air Fryer Scotch Eggs!

These are easier to make than you think and make a lovely quick meal !

Makes 4 Scotch Eggs

5 eggs
8 sausages (vegetarian sausages also work well !)
Breadcrumbs (from approx 4 slices of bread)


  1. Hard boil 4 of the eggs by popping them in a pan of cold water. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 5 mins. Drain the eggs and fill the pan with cold water to cool the eggs down
  2. Make the breadcrumbs by popping the bread in to a food processor and whizzing it up until they look like crumbs. Alternatively you can crush weetabix, corn flakes or crisps to use as a coating.
  3. Peel your 4 hard boiled eggs and put to one side
  4. Run a knife down each sausage and peel the skin off
  5. Put two sausages in your hand and flatten them in to a bowl shape. Put a hard boiled egg in the middle and carefully mould the sausage meat round it making sure it is fully covered. Repeat with the other sausages and eggs.
  6. Break the uncooked egg in to a bowl and mix with a fork.
  7. Dip each sausage covered egg in the egg mix and then in the breadcrumbs so they are fully coated, put them in the air fryer basket.
  8. With my air fryer I cook them at 180C for 20 mins – all air fryers are slightly different and you may need to increase or decrease the cooking time accordingly.

These can be enjoyed hot with baked beans or cold with a salad, making them versatile for packed lunches and picnics.

I prefer using spicier sausages such as Lincolnshire or Cumberland. You can also mix in chopped black pudding for a different flavour.