Good Morning, Scotch “Egg”!

In conjunction with my post yesterday and in honor of Vegan MoFo, I did a little online research to find a vegan-friendly version of the infamous Scotch Egg.

First, a definition from Wikipedia: “A Scotch egg consists of a shelled hard-boiled egg, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Scotch eggs are commonly eaten cold, typically with salad and pickles.”

So… not exactly veg-friendly. Now, the Piper’s Pub Scotch Eggs are most certainly based off the original recipe. But if your interest was piqued by the description, but want something a little less carnivore, here are some alternatives:

Animals Not Ingredients has a decent recipe for a completely vegan version of a Scotch Egg. She uses a mushroom instead of an egg, but I’d recommend trying one of the commenters’ suggestions and use tofu instead.


Elliemay’s Blog has a vegetarian recipe that looks pretty darn fantastic. The panko crumbs are an absolute necessity.

Just Bento has a recipe (and a bit of history) for a Japanese Scotch Egg. Definitely not veggie-friendly, but worth it just for the visual breakdown on how to make the eggs. Plus, Bento boxes! Always cute!

2 responses to “Good Morning, Scotch “Egg”!

  1. I’ve never had a Scotch Egg. I’m not a fan of eating whole hard boiled eggs. I prefer deviled eggs or the egg chopped up in salad. But the sausage meat mixture, bread crumbs, and deep frying – it’s making me want to try it.

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