Scotch Eggs
By :Keto In an Instant Cookbook By Stacey Crawford
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Satisfying and savory, these eggs are extremely low in carbs and high in healthy fats. This tasty and robust Scottish-style breakfast treat will satiate your hunger and keep you feeling full all morning.
Votes: 5
Rating: 3.6
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Eggs, Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lb ground spicy Italian pork sausage formed into 4 equal-sized patties
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Eggs, Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lb ground spicy Italian pork sausage formed into 4 equal-sized patties
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Votes: 5
Rating: 3.6
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water. Set aside.
  2. Place the steam rack in the inner pot and add 1 cup water to the bottom of the pot. Place the eggs on the steam rack.
  3. Cover, lock the lid, and flip the steam release handle to the sealing position. Select Pressure Cook (High) and set the cook time for 6 minutes.
  4. When the cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure.
  5. Open the lid, carefully transfer the eggs to the ice water bath, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, peel the eggs and transfer to a platter. Set aside.
  6. Remove the steam rack from the inner pot. Carefully remove the inner pot from the base, drain, and then return the pot to the base.
  7. Place the sausage patties on a flat surface and place 1 egg in the center of each patty. Carefully wrap the sausage around each egg and gently shape until the eggs are covered in the sausage.
  8. Select Sauté (Normal). Once the pot is hot, add the olive oil. Carefully place the eggs in the pot and brown on all sides for 6 minutes, using tongs to continuously turn the eggs. Once the eggs are browned, transfer to a large plate and press Cancelto turn off the pot.
  9. Place the steam rack back in the inner pot and add 1 cup water to the bottom of the pot. Carefully place the eggs on the rack.
  10. Cover, lock the lid, and flip the steam release handle to the sealing position. Select Pressure Cook or Manual (High) and set the cook time for 0 minutes.
  11. When the cook time is complete, quick release the pressure and open the lid.
  12. Using tongs, carefully transfer the Scotch eggs to a serving platter. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Tip Depending on your taste preferences, you also can use gluten-free, mild, or hot varieties of ground pork sausage.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 456

Fat: 36g

Net carbs: 2g

Protein: 25g

15 replies
  1. Brratt89
    Brratt89 says:

    My dad’s side is Scottish and we had these all the time growing up. While i can make them with a pot and a pan, it was nice to only have to clean one “pot” with this recipe.

  2. Adamrich711
    Adamrich711 says:

    Wondering if anybody knows what putpose is acheived by the final step of 0 monutes at high pressure? Thanks!

  3. Dbreese
    Dbreese says:

    If it is “0” minutes, how long do I know to keep it cooking in the pressure pot? I don’t understand why it would be set to “0” minutes, can you explain?

  4. Lbuholca
    Lbuholca says:

    Easy to make and turns out great. I would brown them on the pan begore pkacing in instantpot.

  5. ColleenieBug
    ColleenieBug says:

    0 minutes high pressure means it brings it to high pressure, then stops. This is not a misprint. Set it for 0 minutes high pressure, and when it comes to pressure, do a quick release, as the recipe states.

  6. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Dbreese,

    Absolutely, we can clarify.

    The cooking time is “0” minutes. What this means is set the cooking time to 0. What will happen is that it will pressurize then finish cooking as soon as it reaches pressure.

    This is used for delicate foods. The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker while preheating cooks the food with the steam that is being built up. With pressure cooking food cooks while preheating, while pressurized and counting down, finally while natural pressure releasing food will still be cooking.

  7. Kispelo
    Kispelo says:

    This was a disaster. I would skip browning them because thats when they all fell apart. I don’t understand the the last step with 0 minutes. I don’t have a pressure cooker button and manuak doesnt give me an option of high so I have no idea if i did it right.

  8. crgillis09@gmail.com
    crgillis09@gmail.com says:

    These are delicious! I used a spatula to assist with the sticking but they turned out great!

  9. jtstonne69
    jtstonne69 says:

    I do this recipe but instead of the final pressure cooked for 0 minutes, I use egg and bread crumbs to bread the eggs then deep fry. Mmm

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