Smoked Scotch Eggs are an incredible BBQ breakfast option that will leave you amazed. The recipe involves cooking eggs to perfection and then encasing them in breakfast sausage. The wrapped eggs are then placed on the smoker, imparting a smoky flavor, and finally glazed with a delicious BBQ sauce. It’s a mouthwatering combination of flavors that will elevate your breakfast experience.
What are Scotch Eggs?
Scotch eggs, traditionally, are eggs that are boiled to either a soft or hard consistency. They are then wrapped in sausage meat and coated with breadcrumbs before being deep-fried. While the exact origin of Scotch eggs remains uncertain, they are believed to have been enjoyed since the early 19th century. These delectable treats are commonly associated with picnics and parties, offering versatility in terms of size and serving options.
For those who prefer to stick to tradition, there’s no need to deviate from the classic Scotch egg preparation. However, if you’re a BBQ enthusiast like myself, you might be interested in adding a smoky twist to this recipe. The beauty of BBQ lies in its ability to transform any dish into a sensational creation. So, if you’re open to experimentation, you can elevate the flavors of your Scotch eggs by incorporating BBQ techniques.
Smoked BBQ Scotch Eggs
This recipe puts a delightful twist on the traditional Scotch eggs by infusing them with smoky BBQ flavors. Instead of the usual preparation, we take perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs with a luscious, creamy yolk and envelop them in flavorful sausage, enhancing them with a tantalizing smoky essence. To add the finishing touch, a thin layer of BBQ sauce is applied, bringing a touch of sweetness, brightness, and tanginess to the dish.
These BBQ Scotch eggs are perfect for a breakfast or brunch spread, and they also make a fantastic appetizer when served alongside jalapeno poppers at parties. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is by quartering the eggs and stacking them onto Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits, generously slathered with butter and drizzled with a little extra BBQ sauce. Feel free to get creative and savor them any time and in any way that suits your taste buds!
How to Make Smoked Scotch Eggs
COOK THE EGGS
To cook the eggs, start by placing them in a pot filled with cool water. Bring the water to a boil, and then gently swirl the eggs before turning off the heat. Cover the pot with a lid and allow the eggs to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare a large bowl filled with ice water. After the 5-minute resting period, carefully transfer the eggs to the ice water bath and let them cool for approximately 5-7 minutes. Once cooled, peel the shells from the eggs.
WRAP ’EM UP
Take the boiled eggs and divide the breakfast sausage into six equal portions. Use your hands to wrap each portion of sausage around an individual egg, ensuring that the sausage covers the eggs evenly. Once wrapped, season the sausage on all sides with a sweet rub. You can either make your own sweet rub using my recipe for the Best Sweet Rub, or conveniently purchase it directly from our store.
Using your preferred smoker (such as the Camp Chef SmokePro), preheat it to a temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the smoker is ready, place the prepared Scotch eggs directly on the grill grates. Close the lid to create a smoky environment and let the eggs smoke for a duration of 1 hour.
In the final 10 minutes of smoking, generously baste the Scotch eggs with your preferred BBQ sauce. For this recipe, I used my flavorful Everything Sauce, but if you’re looking for another delicious option, I highly recommend trying my Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce. The basting will add an extra layer of flavor and create a delectable glaze on the eggs.
Remove from the smoker and enjoy immediately!
There you have it, my friends. With the cooking process completed, make sure to refer to the next section for some helpful tips before you embark on creating these delightful eggs!
Tips for Making Smoked Scotch Eggs
Are you ready to give smoked Scotch eggs a try? Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind before you get started:
Choose your egg doneness: In this recipe, we prefer jammy egg yolks, which are achieved by boiling the eggs for a medium duration. However, if you prefer hard-boiled eggs, simply leave them in the boiling water for about 12 minutes.
Experiment with different sausages: While regular pork breakfast sausage works wonderfully for Scotch eggs, don’t be afraid to explore other flavors. Consider using maple or sage pork sausage for a unique twist. You could even try spicy Italian pork sausage or pork bratwurst for added variety and flavor.
Enjoy them while warm: Smoked Scotch eggs are best enjoyed immediately after cooking. They are not suitable for freezing and reheating, and they may not taste as good when cold or consumed as leftovers the next day. So, prepare and cook the desired amount based on your needs to ensure maximum enjoyment.
Remember these tips as you embark on your smoked Scotch eggs culinary adventure and savor the deliciousness of this delightful dish.
Nutritions of Smoked Scotch Eggs
- Calories: 321 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Protein: 17 g
- Fat: 25 g
- Saturated Fat: 8 g
- Trans Fat: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 218 mg
- Sodium: 666 mg
- Potassium: 293 mg
- Fiber: 1 g
- Sugar: 4 g
- Vitamin A: 386 IU
- Vitamin C: 1 mg
- Calcium: 60 mg
- Iron: 3 mg
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