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Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs

This recipe for Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs is one I came up with a few years ago when I was looking for something new and interesting to make with a package of pasture raised ground pork I had in the freezer that I wanted to use up.

I searched through several different recipes and found one for Baked Scotch Eggs. I modified it to take into account what I had on hand by way of spices and herbs and the fact that I wanted to make it gluten free.

We liked it so much that I shared it here on the blog. Since that time, I’ve made a few tweaks… namely switching from using 8 eggs to 4 eggs because we’ve found we like having a higher ratio of sausage to egg.

But if you prefer just a small layer of sausage surrounding your eggs, it will work equally well with 6 or 8 eggs.

That’s the great thing about this recipe… you can adapt the amount of sausage you use to the number of eggs you have. Just make sure to completely cover the egg with the meat mixture.

It’s also the perfect recipe to make with any leftover hard boiled eggs you might have… at Easter time perhaps or if you’ve boiled eggs ahead for the week and then didn’t use as many as you thought you would.

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GF Baked Scotch Eggs


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • 4 large eggs (soft boiled)



To soft boil the eggs:

Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water.  Add 1/4 tsp salt to the water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 6 minutes (the timing starts when the water starts to boil.)   Remove from heat, drain.  Crack the shells with a spoon, fill the pot with cold water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

While the eggs are cooling in the water, mix up the ground pork, spices and herbs. Divide the meat mixture into 4 balls approximately the same size.

Beat one egg in a dish. To a second dish, add the gluten free corn flakes crumbs.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - pans with beaten egg and corn flake crumbs

Peel the eggs once they have cooled enough to handle.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - peel 4 hard boiled eggs

To make the Scotch eggs:

Flatten out one of the pork balls into an long oval in the palm of your hand.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - flatten ground pork mixture into a meat pattie shape

Place a peeled egg on top of the meat.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - place hard boil egg on center of pork mixture

Form the meat around the egg, covering the egg completely.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - cover hard boiled egg completely with the meat mixture

Roll the meat covered egg in the beaten egg.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - place meat covered egg in beaten egg mixture

Transfer it to the pan with the corn flake crumbs.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - place meat covered egg in beaten egg mixture - roll scotch egg in crushed corn flakes

Then back in the beaten egg.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - returned coated scotch egg to egg mixture

And a final coat of corn flake crumbs.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - roll scotch eggs in crush cornflakes for a second time

Repeat for the rest of the boiled eggs.

Place them on an ungreased baking sheet.(<<affiliate link)

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - place coated scotch eggs on baking tray

Bake at 400 ºF for 25 to 30 minutes.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - remove baked scotch eggs from the oven

Don’t they look delicious!

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - baked scotch egg cut in half

I know that Scotch Eggs are traditionally a breakfast food, but I like to serve them for supper with half a baked potato topped with sour cream and a side of green beans.

Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs - serve with baked potato and green beans

I hope you give this recipe a try… whether it’s for breakfast or supper or as snack to take along on a road trip.

If you do make them, take a photo and post it on your favorite social media. I would love to have you tagged me. I’m @supermomnocape on Instagram. @1SuperMomNoCape on Twitter and @1SuperMomNoCape on Facebook.


Need more ideas to use up leftover hard boiled eggs? Check out these 20 Delicious Ways to Use Up Hard Boiled Eggs


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Gluten Free Baked Scotch Eggs



Note: The recipe for Gluten Free Baked Eggs original appeared on Super Mom – No Cape in Nov, 2014. The post has been completely updated with all new step-by-step photos.





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  • Kate
    December 2, 2018 10:08 am

    Sue, this is my go to recipe for Scotch Eggs and I’m making some today. Thanks again. ^^

  • Amber Harrop
    November 12, 2017 5:30 pm

    I am so glad these are gluten-free and I can make them for my girls they look great too I love a good Scotch Egg

  • Sue
    September 18, 2017 12:45 pm

    Looks great my husband and I love these. And they seem relatively simple to make. I know some Scots add a layer of Dijon mustard before the breading, gives it a little spicy bite or you can always just use it for dipping. Depending on your taste.

  • Dave
    November 8, 2014 2:45 pm

    These were really good…..have to have them again.

  • Kate
    November 6, 2014 7:35 am

    I’m definitely going to try these – yours look yummy. Sadly, it’s very difficult to find ground pork locally this year but I shall have to venture further afield to buy some so that I can try these and make my tourtière for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. ^^

  • Gretchen
    November 5, 2014 11:25 pm

    Looks good! At the risk of being annoying, make sure you are using a brand of corn flakes that are gluten free, (if that’s what you’re aiming for)! Kellog’s is not GF!

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