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Scotch Eggs in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Just whipped up some Scotch Eggs in my Ninja Foodi! Boiled eggs wrapped in seasoned pork, air fried to perfection. Crispy, savory, and oh-so satisfying. You've gotta try this!

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Let me tell you about my Scotch Eggs in the Ninja Foodi recipe. It’ll take you on a taste adventure where crispy breadcrumbs meet savory sausage, casing a perfectly boiled egg center. Air frying adds that delectable crunch, and trust me, they’re a treat to savor. It's a simple, fun cooking endeavor, that'll make your day and tantalize your palate. Can't wait for you to try it!

Ingredients for Scotch Eggs in the Ninja Foodi

  • Eggs: Essential for binding the sausage mixture and creating the classic scotch egg texture and flavor profile.
  • Ground pork sausage: The main component of the scotch egg, providing savory flavor and richness to the dish.
  • Breadcrumbs: Used as a binder to hold the sausage mixture together and add a crispy texture to the scotch eggs.
  • Oil: Necessary for frying the scotch eggs to a golden brown and crispy exterior while keeping the insides moist.

Tools Required to Make This Delicious Recipe

  • Mixing bowl: To combine the ground pork sausage with breadcrumbs and seasonings evenly.
  • Boiling pot: To boil the eggs before wrapping them in the sausage mixture.
  • Air fryer basket: To cook the scotch eggs evenly and crisp them up in the Ninja Foodi.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Oil for frying


  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Boil the eggs for 7 minutes, then transfer to an ice bath to cool.
  3. Peel the eggs and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, mix the ground pork sausage with breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  5. Divide the sausage mixture into 4 equal portions.
  6. Flatten each portion and wrap around a boiled egg, ensuring it is fully covered.
  7. Place the eggs in the Ninja Foodi basket and air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 25 minutes, turning halfway through.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 35 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 250 mg | Sodium: 800 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 400 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Can You Make Scotch Eggs Ahead of Time or Freeze Them?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the scotch eggs as per the recipe.
  • Once cooked, let them cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the scotch eggs and allow them to cool.
  • Place them on a baking sheet in the freezer until frozen.
  • Transfer the frozen eggs to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20-25 minutes.

One interesting fact about these scotch eggs is that they were first created by the London department store Fortnum & Mason in the early 18th century as a portable snack for travelers. The combination of crispy sausage and a perfectly cooked egg makes them a delicious and convenient treat!

Common Questions About Making Scotch Eggs in the Ninja Foodi

Can I use a different type of sausage for this recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of ground sausage you prefer for this recipe.
How do I know when the scotch eggs are cooked through?
The scotch eggs are cooked through when the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) or higher.
Can I bake the scotch eggs instead of air frying them?
Yes, you can bake the scotch eggs in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 30-35 minutes.
Can I make the scotch eggs ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the scotch eggs ahead of time and reheat them in the oven or air fryer before serving.
What can I serve with the scotch eggs?
Scotch eggs are delicious on their own, but you can serve them with a side salad, pickles, or mustard for a complete meal.

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