Dragon Eggs (Scotch Eggs in Disguise)

We go to the Renaissance festival every year. I love to see the people all dressed up,  20141212_171554~2 look at all the awesome art work, and listen to the best music (my favorite band is a group called the Jolly Rogers. Pirate music, who can resist? Check ’em out here).

Mostly of course, we go for the food (and ale!). There’s gigantic turkey legs, bread bowls full of scrumptious soup and, our favorite, Scotch Eggs. What’s a Scotch Egg? Only the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack to ever come from mixing two breakfast foods, ever! Sausage and eggs.

Honestly, I could eat these all day any day. They aren’t exactly the healthiest thing to eat that way though. Once in a while for a snack yes. Everyone liked these. In my family, that’s rare! I told the Kiddo they were Dragon eggs, and he gulped them down. Even helped to fry them. Now he asks when we are having more.

Dragon Eggs

6 hard boiled eggs, chilled and peeled

1 roll of Jimmy Dean sausage, any flavor (we used mild)

1 c bread crumbs

1 cup flour

1 egg, scrambled with a little water added to thin it out

salt and pepper

Oil for frying

Heat oil to 350* in a large pan on the stove.

Separate the sausage into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten it out. Place one egg in the middle of each flat “disc”. Shape sausage around egg, making sure to cover the whole thing.

Place flour and breadcrumbs on separate plates. Season flour with salt and pepper. Scramble the egg in a small bowl, and add a little bit of water, 1 tablespoon should do.

Dip each egg in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Fry in oil for about 5 minutes, eggs will be golden brown.

We cut ours in half and dip in Nacho cheese sauce. How could you resist this? Sausage. Eggs. NACHO CHEESE!

I’m hungry. I think I will go make some of these!

Note: I like these better without the breadcrumbs. I am sure there is a reason for them, however, I think just dusting them with flour and egg wash might work too.


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