From My Kitchen - Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

by CorreenK

Let's get to making Scotch Eggs - vegetarian style. Recipe steps, photos, and an intro to an outstanding vegetarian product from Harmony Valley Foods awaits you. Mmm! Mmm!

Scotch Eggs have been one of those recipes sitting on the back burner of my mind for quite a while. Beautiful to behold, once cooked and plated, I knew they had to be tried before I die...oh, you know what I mean, one of those bucket list thingies!

When I was gifted with a couple of different vegetarian mixes from Harmony Valley Foods my foodie-brain went crazy with the possibilities...all the while being mindful that I wanted to make something vegetarian that my "meat and potatoes" man would go for too.

Success abounds on for all the exciting tidbits and pics!

Homemade Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs
Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs Defined

From a Wikipedia Article
A Scotch egg consists of a shelled hard-boiled egg, wrapped in a sausage meat mixture, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Scotch eggs are commonly eaten cold, typically with salad.

Who is Harmony Valley Foods?

Doing business since 2009 and growing!

I don't know about you, but I sure love hearing about small businesses making it. Harmony Valley Foods (HV), out of Fort Collins, Colorado, is doing just that. Started up in 2009 as a company servicing vegetarian and vegan alternatives to the Whole Food Market's in their region, customers started seeking them out for HV products that they could use at home. And, the rest shall we say, is history!

Their Website Link--->Harmony Valley Foods

Harmony Valley Foods Sausage Mix
Harmony Valley Foods Sausage Mix
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Harmony Valley Mixes

Each pack is equivalent to one pound of "meat"
Harmony Valley Vegetable Hamburger Mi...
$29.55  $28.75
Harmony Valley Vegetarian Sausage Mix...
Only $0.00

Making the Harmony Valley Sausage Mix

Adding my touches ;)

I followed the directions from the back of the packet to mix and hydrate the HV sausage mix. Other stuff kinda sorta took me away from the task, so once the timer went off, I sealed the lid and put the mix away in the fridge until morning.

Pleasantly surprised to find the mix looked, smelled and felt like real sausage. So me, being me, I added some chopped up flat leaf parsley, minced garlic and finely chopped onions, and smooshed it around just to mix.


Vegetarian Sausage With Herbs and Spices

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Wrapping the Sausage Mix 'Round the Egg

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Assembling Your Scotch Eggs

Are you hungry yet?

Once your vegetarian sausage mix is to your liking - spice-kissed or not - make small patties, place a hard-boiled egg in the center, and wrap the egg with the sausage pattie. 

Even though an egg is oval, once wrapped it turned out nice and rounded. For bite-sized Scotch eggs you might consider using a quail egg...even pickled ones might be a nice twist.

TIP: Don't use anything overly spicy, if you make any additions, because the mix already has a nice bite to it.

Cooking Your Scotch Eggs

Almost ready to plate

Heat a good quality vegetable or canola oil in a meduim to large sauce pan or fryer (350° to 375° is perfect). Make sure the oil is not too hot because it will cook the outside of your Scotch Egg, leaving the inside 'raw' and pasty.

With a slotted spoon, drop in your wrapped Scotch Egg. Fry, turning often, until golden brown...about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from pan onto a plate lined with paper towels.

Deep Frying a Scotch Egg

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Time to Eat

Enjoy hot or cold

Enjoy hot or cold Scotch Eggs with a side of Colman's mustard for dipping. That sealed the deal for hubs and I. Psst! He even said this was a recipe he would definitely eat again. ~~happy dance!


  • Cook hard-boiled eggs for less time so the yolk is a bit softer.
  • Coat the prepared Scotch Egg with bread crumbs before frying.
  • Try these with Hollandaise sauce or fresh salsa.
  • Try tofu instead of the egg for a vegan dish.

My Scotch Eggs Plated

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More Vegetarian Scotch Egg Recipes

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Updated: 08/05/2014, CorreenK
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And Now Your Thoughts...thanks for stopping by

ymunro on 03/03/2013

What a great looking site. Enjoyed reading it.

Ragtimelil on 05/23/2012

Wow. I'm not a vegetarian, and not much of a cook either, but I do love to eat. I've got to give these a try!

Ralpapajan on 03/10/2012

Re: Haggis / Scotch Eggs. It didn't work but that was mainly my skill as a non-Chef!

Mladen on 03/10/2012

Yummy! These scotch eggs look delicious! I have to try them! With these instructions of yours, I can blame only myself if they don't end up well. :)
Great article!

katiem2 on 01/08/2012

WOW I'm very impressed with your vegetarian scotch eggs. Eggs are such a good protein source, must try your amazing recipe, great photos as well. Katie

KathyMcGraw on 10/02/2011

Fascinating...never heard of Scotch Eggs before, but you did a good job of sharing this info.

sandyspider on 10/01/2011

Great alternative and interesting.

Ralpapajan on 09/27/2011

Soon it will be the Haggis Season. I don't like blood sports so rather than eating them I get the vegetarian variety. This has inspired me to try to use the haggis to make a couple of Scotch Eggs, Whatever happens I will let you know if it worked.

SPB on 09/26/2011

We haven't had them in ages simply because we don't eat a lot of meat any more. But these look like a great alternative! :)

Guest on 09/20/2011

Those vegetarian Scotch eggs look delicious. I'm one quarter Scottish, but I've never had them. Time to get out the frying pan!

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