The Best Vegan Scotch Eggs
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Get ready to learn how to prepare the BEST Vegan Scotch Eggs of your life thanks to this easy to follow recipe!
Scotch eggs are the perfect summer snack, almost unmissable in fact. No good picnic, buffet or party is complete without them, an absolute classic.
Being vegan does not mean missing out and this is the perfect recipe to show that anything is possible and yes that includes when cooked fresh a runny yolk centre. A little while ago I stumbled upon the perfect egg yolk, quick and simple to make it has a wonderfully fatty and thick texture, just the same as egg and with the magic ingredient black salt it has all the taste as well.
The egg wrapped in a perfectly seasoned meat patty, usually made from sausage meat and covered in breadcrumbs is absolutely delightful when fried. Crispy coating, soft seasoned meat patty and gooey egg surprise in the middle. Perfect as an on the go snack, eaten hot or cold
If anyone thinks British food is bland, tasteless or uninspired they never had a scotch egg or at the very least a good one. Shop bought simply do not compare to home-made and while this can be said of many foods it is especially the case here. The freshly fried coating and still runny centre is something that can’t be easily bought.
Are Scotch Eggs vegan / vegetarian?
Traditional Scotch eggs neither are vegan nor vegetarian. However it is possible to find in some shops a meat-free alternative that is suitable for vegetarians.
What is a vegan Scotch Egg
A vegan scotch egg is a plant based alternative to the traditional version, that normally calls for a soft boiled egg wrapped in a meat patty and deep fried.
Our vegan version will feature these homemade boiled eggs shells, with a perfectly runny “yolk” and a plant based mince alternative.
How long Vegan Scotch Eggs last
Cooked vegan Scotch eggs can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week in an air tight container.
Can I prepare Vegan Scotch Eggs in Advance?
Sure thing, you can prepare both the shells and yolks up to two days in advance and the whole Scotch eggs can be stored uncooked in the fridge for a couple of days.
How to make Vegan Scotch Egg
…for the “eggs”…
8 vegan egg halves
1/4 vegan egg yolk
…for the mince…
400 g Vegan Mince
30 g Sage & Onion Stuffing
1 tbsp Dry Parsley
1 tsp Black Pepper
100 g Breadcrumbs
100 g Plant Milk
Vegetable Oil (sunflower oil – for air frying)
To get started we first have to make 1 batch of Hard Boiled Egg Shell (Tofu Based) and around 1/4 of the Vegan Yolk (or, you can make a full batch and use the rest to cook yourself THE best Vegan Carbonara out there, I won’t judge!).
Next, we are going to remove a half sphere from the base of each egg half, right where the yolk would be, with the help of a fruit baller tool, and fill each half with the vegan yolk mixture.
Now simply mix the vegan mince with the stuffing, the spices & herbs, then divide into four equal balls. Squash one of the balls between a piece of cling film until it’s as flat as possible, then use the cling film to help roll the meat-free mixture around the egg to completely encase. Repeat with the remaining mix and vegan eggs.
Place your choice of plant milk in a bowl, then dip every “egg” in it, then coat them well in breadcrumbs.
Arrange the vegan scotch eggs in a well oiled air fryer basket, spray the top of each egg with extra vegetable oil and cook for 10-15 minutes at 190-200°C, or until golden.
Vegan Scotch Eggs can be enjoyed straight away or cold.
Vegan Scotch Egg
...for the "eggs"...
...for the mince...
- 400 g (14 oz) Vegan Mince
- 30 g (2 tbsp) Sage & Onion Stuffing
- 1 tbsp Dry Parsley
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 100 g (1 cups) Breadcrumbs
- 100 g (0.4 cups) Plant Milk
- Vegetable Oil sunflower oil - for air frying
- Make 1 batch of Hard Boiled Egg Shell (Tofu Based) and around 1/4 of the Vegan Yolk (links to the recipes are in the notes). You can make these element in advance, up to 2 days prior.
- Using a fruit baller tool, remove a half sphere from of each egg white half, right where the yolk would be, then fill each half with the vegan yolk mixture.
- In a one liter bowl combine the vegan mince with the stuffing, the spices & herbs, then divide the mixture into four equal balls.
- Squash each of the balls between a piece of cling film until it’s as flat as possible, then use the cling film to help roll the meat-free mixture around the reconstructed vegan egg to completely encase them. Repeat with the remaining mix and "eggs".
- Prepare two bowls: one with your choice of plant milk, and another with the breadcrumbs, then dip every "egg" first in the milk, then coat well in breadcrumbs.
- Arrange the breaded scotch eggs in a well oiled air fryer basket, spray the top of each egg with extra vegetable oil and cook for 10-15 minutes at 190-200°C, or until golden.
- Enjoy the homemade Vegan Scotch Eggs straight away or cold (see post for storage tips).