Scotch Eggs with Sriracha Dipping Sauce #SundaySupper

Sunday Supper MovementWith my Sicilian-Italian-Hispanic heritage, it’s like a culinary clash of the cultures being married to a Scotsman. We try to find common ground when it comes to food, but unfortunately our differences in food isn’t always palatable. I had to educate him on all things tomato and pasta related and to be fair, he had to educate me about how to make things from scratch (one of the many reasons why I call him Iron Chef Allan).

Remember when the Romans tried to invade Scotland? Thousands of years later the Scotsman are still holding back the Romans, at least in my extended family.  When planning family get-togethers, we often experience culinary cultural clashes that would revival the Hatfields and the McCoys. The two heritages have such different customs when it comes to foods and neither family will budge. Holidays meals have become a cultural melting pot and the dinner table as diplomatic as the UN as we try to accommodate everyone’s requests.

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Putting aside popular dishes such as Haggis and Braciole, our families have more similarities than differences and occasionally a common food ground can be found. Since many Italian and Scottish meals include sausage and other cured meats, thankfully the two families can agree to a food truce over tapas.  Such was the case with my husband’s family Scotch Eggs.

I had never heard of Scotch Eggs before I married Allan and truthfully, they were a hard sell. As my mother-in-law’s signature dish, I faced Scotch Eggs at many family gatherings and for years, I turned my nose up at them just for the sake of being stubborn. As my husband did not immediately understand that the does not differ in quality from the original drug. With Scotch Eggs the staple at several family celebrations over the years, eventually my own inner Hadrian’s Wall fell and I succumbed to trying them. As to no surprise, I loved Scotch Eggs. Now, I demand anticipate them and even learned to make my own.

Scotch Egg

Years later, I see Scotch Eggs as a symbol of both families: a tough exterior protecting complex layers with a colorful, nourishing middle at its core.

Of course, when I replicated the dish I had to add my own flare to Scotch Eggs by serving them with a Sriracha Dipping Sauce. Much like our little Scottish-Sicilian-Hispanic family, Scotch Eggs are evolving with a little spicy kick.

Scotch Eggs

A week before Easter, this week’s #SundaySupper theme is Stuff, Roll, and Wrap. After coloring dozens of hard-boiled eggs for Easter, Scotch Eggs are the perfect to way to use all the leftover hard-boiled eggs on hand after the holiday. This recipe can be easily made gluten-free by substituting the flour and Panko bread crumbs with coconut flour and rice flour.

Scotch Eggs
Recipe Type: Easy
Cuisine: Appetizers, Tapas
Author: Run DMT
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Serves: 6
A traditional Scottish dish with a crunchy bread crumb coating covering a sausage and hard-boiled egg middle and served with a spicy dipping sauce.
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, shelled
  • 1/2 lb loose breakfast sausage
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  1. Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees; preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare three pie pans for the coating. Add flour, salt and pepper in one pan. Beat one egg another pan for an egg wash. Pour Panko bread crumbs into another pan; set aside.
  3. Divide the sausage meat into six equal portions. Take one handful of sausage meat; wrap and mold sausage meat around one hard-boiled egg.
  4. Roll egg-covered sausage in flour pan and shake off excess flour. Dip in egg wash and then roll in Panko bread crumbs. Set on parchment paper and repeat steps for remaining eggs.
  5. Place all six eggs in electric skillet and cook until golden brown. Turn often to brown evenly and prevent sticking. Remove from Scotch Eggs from skillet and place on baking sheet; finish off in oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove eggs from oven and let stand for 10 minutes to cool and set. Serve with Sriracha Dipping Sauce.
Sriracha Dipping Sauce
Recipe Type: Easy
Cuisine: Appetizer, Tapas, Condiment
Author: Run DMT
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A tangy, spicy dipping sauce to compliment many dishes
  • ¼ cup Canola Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  1. Add mayo and Sriracha to a small bowl. Mix until well combined.


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  1. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says:

    “Years later, I see Scotch Eggs as a symbol of both families: a tough exterior protecting complex layers with a colorful, nourishing middle at its core.”

    LOVE IT!
    Scotch eggs have been on my ever-expanding culinary bucket list. These look pretty perfect!

  2. Marlene @Nosh My Way says:

    I love your story. My hubby is Scotch, but a true American when is comes to cuisine. So I struggle to get him to eat some of the things I make too. I am with you on the Scotch Eggs, but you never really know unless you are open to trying something new.

  3. Tara says:

    Great recipe!!! I have never had Scotch eggs and I know I would love them. Perfection with the Sriracha dipping sauce!!

  4. Liz says:

    What a delicious way to use up leftover Easter eggs! I had my first Scotch egg only a few years back, but loved them after my initial bite 🙂

  5. The Wimpy Vegetarian says:

    I’ve heard of Scotch eggs, but never have had them. I love how they sound – so I’m sure they’d be a hit at my house. I loved reading about the culture class in your family!!! And loved your wedding photo !!!!

  6. Renee says:

    I’ve never had Scotch eggs and can see it is something I want to try very, very soon. I’m a major fan of all the elements so I’m sure I’d enjoy this a lot.

  7. Julie @ Texan New Yorker says:

    Maybe your Sriracha dipping sauce could push me to try Scotch eggs, finally. The thing is, I cannot stand hard-boiled eggs, thus my reluctance here. But maybe I should just suck it up, put on my big-girl panties and try those damn eggs, right? 🙂

  8. Betsy @ Desserts Required says:

    OMG. I love how you are blending the cultures of your wonderful family. The analogy you used for Scotch Eggs “a symbol of both families: a tough exterior protecting complex layers with a colorful, nourishing middle at its core” is priceless.

    As far as Scotch Eggs, I have heard of them but did not know what they are. Now that I do, I have to admit that I can’t wait to make them. Sadly, I have to wait until AFTER Passover which begins tomorrow night. 🙂

  9. Shaina says:

    I’ve never heard of a scotch egg before until I watched an episode of Beat Bobby Flay the other night, ha! That sriracha dipping sauce sounds amazing…love the heat!

  10. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    I’m scheduled to make Scotch Eggs at the end of this month for another cooking group I’m involved with. I’ve never made them before and am completely intrigued by them. Yours look delicious and I just love the sound of your dipping sauce!

  11. Laura says:

    We love scotch eggs. They are often a treat we get at the butchers for a picnic. I keep meaning to make them myself but haven’t done it yet. Can’t wait to give this a try.

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