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Air Fryer Scotch Eggs – Keto Friendly

These Air Fryer Scotch Eggs are the perfect simple breakfast to keep you full and satisfied while supporting your low carb lifestyle!

A sliced Air Fryer Scotch Egg and two whole Scotch Eggs sitting on a white plate

Scotch Eggs are a delicious classic breakfast with a very simple premise: a hard boiled egg wrapped in meat, battered and fried. 

Delicious, right? But what if I told you that you could skip the battering and frying altogether to make an extremely simple, keto friendly version? 

Yep! It’s that easy, and your air fryer makes it even better!

Scotch Eggs in the Air Fryer

Three slices of cooked Scotch Eggs on a white plate with two whole Scotch Eggs behind them. A bowl of Sriracha Mayo sits beside the Scotch Eggs

I have a few tips that should help make your recipe making easier. 

Go for breakfast sausage – some recipes for air fryer scotch eggs will call for ground beef or ground pork. If you choose one of those options you’ll have to independently season the meat. 

But breakfast sausage gives you an already seasoned, flavorful and delicious option that will cut down on time and effort. 

Hard boiled eggs in the air fryer – you can use your air fryer to make hard boiled eggs! If you don’t have another method available or just want to try it for fun, be sure to give it a go!

Yield may not be consistent – I’m going to be honest with you. The yield of this recipe largely depends on how flat you press out the sausage before wrapping the eggs, and how much effort you’re willing to put in. 

I got a comfortable 5 eggs out of one pound of sausage. I do believe more carefully spreading the sausage could get you 6, but that’s the absolute maximum I’d go for. 

How to wrap the meat around your eggs

Three Air Fryer Scotch Eggs sitting on a white plate

The toughest part of this easy recipe is wrapping the raw sausage around the hard boiled eggs. 

It takes some work, and you want to wrap them evenly, so I would suggest making 5 or 6 even balls of raw sausage and flattening them out into thin patties. 

Using wet hands, try to roll the sausage around the egg, and gently press around the egg to flatten the sausage into a ball around it. The wet hands will help you to work with the sausage without it sticking to you. 

Nutrition Info

The nutrition for this recipe for air fryer scotch eggs can be excellent for someone following a keto or low carb diet. Because we skip the breading (and I don’t miss it at all) the carbs are very low.

For one egg (recipe makes 5) you’re looking at:

Calories: 336 Calories
Total Carbs: 3g
Fiber: 0g
Net Carbs: 3g
Protein: 14.4g
Fat: 25.8g

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Yield: 5 Scotch Eggs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Air Fryer Scotch Eggs are the perfect simple breakfast to keep you full and satisfied while supporting your low carb lifestyle!

Ingredients

  • 5 large eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 lb breakfast pork sausage

Instructions

  1. Hard boil eggs, if not done already. Peel and set aside.
  2. Separate breakfast sausage into 5 equal balls. Flatten these out on parchment or another non-stick surface.
  3. Using wet hands, sculpt the breakfast sausang around each hard boiled egg, creating an even layer as you work your hands around them.
  4. Put sausage covered eggs into your air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 350° F and the timer to 15 minutes, rotating each egg with tongs halfway through cooking.
  5. Carefully remove eggs from air fryer basket and allow to cool to a reasonable temperature. Serve warm.

Notes

The safe minimum internal cooking temperature for ground pork is 160° F (source). A meat thermometer is an excellent investment to help make sure your food is properly cooked.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Servings Serving Size: 1 Scotch Egg
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 25.8gCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gProtein: 14.4g

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