Keto Scotch Eggs – With Liquid Egg Yolk

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Keto Scotch Eggs - With Liquid Egg Yolk
These keto scotch eggs are pretty easy to make with only 2 main ingredients: eggs & ground beef. They are low carb friendly, satiating and taste delicious, especially when prepared in a deep fryer.
Keto Scotch Eggs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2-3 hours
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2-3 hours
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Keto Scotch Eggs
  1. First, poke 5 of the eggs and cook them in an egg cooker for about 2 minutes. Of course, you can do that in a pot with boiling water, too. Take the eggs right out of the fridge, then put them into the egg cooker or boiling water. You only want the very outer egg white layer to become solid
    Eggs in Egg Cooker
  2. Then, chill the eggs under running cold water or -even better- put them in a bowl with water & ice. Do that for 1-2 minutes to make sure the eggs are completely cooled down
  3. Now, put the eggs into your freezer for 2-3 hours until they are completely frozen
    Eggs in Freezer
  4. When the eggs are frozen, prepare the ground beef mixture. For that, put the ground beef into a bowl, add 1 egg & all seasonings. Next, mix it thoroughly with your hands or a hand mixer with dough hooks
    Ground Beef Mixture for Scotch Eggs
  5. Now, take the eggs out of the freezer and carefully peel them
    Peeled Frozen Eggs
  6. Afterwards, take about 1/5 of the ground beef mixture, put it onto a cutting board and press it flat to a burger patty shape. If it sticks to the cutting board use a spatula to slide between the board & patty and detach it
    Ground Beef Patty with Egg in Center
  7. Next, place 1 egg centered onto the patty, then wrap it by pulling the beef mixture up from the sides. Make sure that you don't leave any big gaps
    Ground Beef Wrapped Egg
  8. Repeat these steps for each egg. Do them fast as the eggs are thawing already, but still be careful so you won't break them
  9. Now, preheat a pan with your preferred fat for frying to low-medium heat. Use a huge amount of fat (e.g. lard, beef towel, coconut oil) to prevent sticking - it's even better to fill up a pot with fat or simply use a deep fryer
    Starting to Fry Keto Scotch Eggs
  10. Finally, fry the balls evenly for 15-20 minutes until the ground beef is brown and slightly crispy. If you use the deep fry method at medium-high heat it only takes about 5 minutes
    Frying Keto Scotch Eggs
Recipe Notes

The additional egg in the ground beef mixture helps to hold everything together. I didn't do this here, but highly recommend it as the result will be better that way.

Also, deep frying is the best method to cook these, because they get fried more evenly and are done faster.

Serve with any side dish you like - e.g. oven baked broccoli, fried string beans or cauliflower mash. I simply added some low carb ketchup & mayo.

Tip: If you want to go full pro add a layer of "breading" around the ground beef. You could use crunched pork rinds / crispy bacon bits for that.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153g (1 egg)

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281.86kcal
from Fat 180.18kcal 64%
from Protein 100.88kcal 36%
from net. Carb 0.8kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.02g 12%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.2g 1%
Protein 25.22g 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.


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