Classic Scotch Eggs With Creamy Mustard Sauce

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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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Scotch eggs are hard cooked eggs with a sausage crust, served with a creamy butter sauce with a little Dijon mustard. These Scotch eggs make a beautiful and delicious dish for any occasion.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 6 hard cooked eggs
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs, purchased or home-made, plain or seasoned
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Place a rack in a shallow baking pan.
  3. On a sheet of waxed paper, divide the sausage into 6 equal portions; wrap 1 portion around each egg. Roll each wrapped egg in bread crumbs.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the egg with mustard and water; dip sausage-wrapped eggs in beaten egg mixture. Roll in the bread crumbs again, and place in the prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until browned, turning once during baking. Cut into halves lengthwise; serve hot with Dijon sauce or sauce of your choice.

    Dijon Sauce

    1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter.
    2. Whisk in flour; cook for about 1 minute, whisking constantly, until smooth and bubbling.
    3. Add seasonings, then add 1 cup of half-and-half a little at a time.
    4. Continue whisking until thickened; add more half-and-half until desired consistency is reached.
    5. Whisk in mustard; serve over Scotch eggs, vegetables, or fried fish.

    Makes 1 to 1 1/2 cups.

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