Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Imagine waking up to the aroma of delicious, homemade Air Fryer Scotch Eggs. The tantalizing scent of lean pork mingling with Italian herbs and the comforting flavor of perfectly boiled eggs enveloped in crispy breadcrumbs—it’s a breakfast treat that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Today, I’ll share with you my delightful journey in the kitchen, crafting this delectable dish that will leave you craving for more.

A Culinary Adventure Begins

Early in the morning, as the sun began to peek through the kitchen window, my husband and I embarked on a culinary adventure. Armed with fresh ingredients and an air of excitement, we set out to make our very first batch of Air Fryer Scotch Eggs. As we gathered the ingredients and prepared the air fryer, we couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation for the deliciousness that awaited us.

The Ingredients

To create these scrumptious Scotch Eggs, we carefully selected lean pork mince, aiming for a healthier twist without compromising on flavor. As we boiled the eggs to perfection, the kitchen filled with an inviting warmth that added to the excitement. We prepared a simple mixture of beaten eggs, Italian herbs, a hint of curry powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper, infusing the dish with an irresistible blend of flavors.

The Art of Assembling

With our ingredients prepared, it was time to embark on the artful task of assembling the Scotch Eggs. We gently coated each boiled egg with the seasoned pork mince, ensuring that they were evenly covered. The process of shaping and molding the mince around the eggs required a delicate touch, but the end result would be well worth the effort.

A Touch of Breadcrumb Magic

In order to achieve that coveted golden and crispy exterior, we rolled each coated egg in a generous portion of breadcrumbs. While the recipe called for 50g of breadcrumbs, we opted for 70g to add an extra layer of crunch. This little modification turned out to be a delightful touch, creating a satisfying texture that complemented the tender pork and velvety eggs.

The Air Fryer Magic

With our Scotch Eggs expertly assembled and coated, we placed them in the air fryer, ready to work its magic. As the hot air circulated around the eggs, we eagerly awaited the transformation from raw ingredients to mouthwatering delicacies. The beauty of the air fryer lies in its ability to create that irresistible crispy crust without the need for excessive oil, making our Scotch Eggs a healthier choice.

The Perfect Timing

As we eagerly watched the timer tick away, the kitchen was filled with a tantalizing aroma. The combination of herbs and spices mingled together, creating a symphony of scents that made our mouths water. After a mere 25 minutes, our Scotch Eggs emerged from the air fryer, their golden exteriors glistening with a promise of perfection.

A Breakfast Symphony

With plates set and appetites roaring, we couldn’t wait to dive into our masterpiece. As we cut through the crispy exterior, the fragrant steam revealed perfectly cooked boiled eggs nestled within the savory pork mince. Each bite offered a delightful medley of flavors—a harmony of seasoned meat, the gentle heat of curry powder, and the comforting familiarity of Italian herbs.

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Air Fryer Scotch Eggs Recipe

A healthier twist on the classic dish, these golden-brown delights feature lean pork mince, boiled eggs, and a flavorful blend of Italian herbs and curry powder, all cooked to perfection in the air fryer.


  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 250g lean pork 5% mince
  • 2 eggs, beaten (you will only use half of this)
  • 2 tablespoons mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 70g breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the lean pork mince, half of the beaten eggs, mixed Italian herbs, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Take one boiled egg and coat it evenly with a layer of the pork mixture. Repeat this step for all the remaining boiled eggs.
  4. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish or plate. Roll each pork-coated egg in the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are fully coated.
  5. Once all the eggs are coated with breadcrumbs, place them in the preheated air fryer basket. Make sure they are spaced apart to allow for even cooking.
  6. Cook the Scotch eggs in the air fryer for approximately 25 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through. You may need to turn them once or twice during cooking for even browning.
  7. Once cooked, remove the Scotch eggs from the air fryer and let them cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Air Fryer Scotch Eggs!

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the specific model and brand of your air fryer. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking or undercooking.

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