Low Carb Keto, Scotch Eggs, 0 net Carbs.
Updated: Apr 15, 2020
Forget Low Carb this is a NO carb classic ! From Yorkshire England this travelers food is very popular today as a picnic favorite. And while its best served hot , it makes a nice handy meal . At 397 calories per egg you can go a long way on just one . Originally only hard boiled eggs where used , but in this recipe I steam the eggs for a creamy molten centers . Served with a little sea salt and cracked pepper they are delicious . But use your imagination as to garnishes , parsley , cayenne pepper , fresh thyme . I like Sriracha sauce
Low Carb Keto Scotch Eggs.
Serves 2 or 4
3 – Large Eggs.
1 – Cup pork rinds crumbed .
Ground Pork sausage of your choice . I like Neese's Country Sausage Extra Sage .
Oil for Frying “ see approved list “.https://www.cheftylermacon.com/post/low-carb--keto-food-list-for-introduction-into-the-low-carb-life-style
Salt and Pepper .
Cooking oil spray.
Silpat silicon baking sheet or wax paper .
Steam eggs as follows , 5 minutes for room temp eggs or 7 minutes for cold eggs from the fridge .
Eggs should have the whites set and the yokes creamy . ( think soft boiled )
See link for how to steam eggs .https://www.cheftylermacon.com/post/steamed-eggs
Or you can use hard boiled eggs .
Let eggs cool to room temp , peel , rinse off and pat dry .
On a silpat or wax paper spray a spot to pat out sausage on .
Take 3 ounces +/- of sausage and pat out on paper or silpat into a rectangle long enough to wrap around the egg .
Gently wrap sausage around egg and gather the ends together , pressing the sausage so the egg uniformly covers the egg about ¼ inch depth. Set aside .
Note You may need to wet your fingers in cold water to make working out the sausage easier , keep a little bowel nearby.
Break raw egg into a bowl and along with a tablespoon of water and beat with a fork or whisk.
Put pork rind crumbs in a shallow dish , season with cracked pepper and stir to incorporate.
Coat each egg in the egg wash and then role in the pork rind crumbs coating all over , set aside .
In a home fryer or sauce pan pour about 2 inches oil or lard and heat to 350 degrees .
Gently lower the scotch eggs into the oil and fry till crispy and nicely browned 4 to 5 minutes .
Remove to a paper towel lined plate , blot off excess oil .
Alternately you can bake these in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or so till the sausage is cooked through , Put them on a rack if you have one , but if you have to use a sheet pan you will have to turn them from time to time . Still frying is best .
Slice to serve , add a little sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to yokes and parsley if you would like . Also Dijon Mustard goes well or a light curry sauce
If you like spicy food use cayenne pepper instead of black pepper or some hot sauce.
Best if eaten hot . though tis originally was a picnic food.
How to video
For One Egg .
Nutrition Facts Servings 1.0 Amount Per Serving calories 397 % Daily Value * Total Fat 32 g 49 % Saturated Fat 12 g 58 % Monounsaturated Fat 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 266 mg 89 % Sodium 807 mg 34 % Potassium 330 mg 9 % Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0 % Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 % Sugars 0 g Protein 25 g 51 % Vitamin A 5 % Vitamin C 0 % Calcium 3 % Iron 11 % * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.