Smoked Scotch Eggs

Smoked Scotch eggs have been on my bucket list for a while. I finally had a little room on my smoker so I jumped at the opportunity. As easy as they are to make, Scotch eggs are really amazing. It’s like breakfast in a bite. Perfectly hard-boiled eggs, smoked breakfast sausage, and a bit of BBQ sauce for dipping. They look great and they taste great. Awesome appetizers for your next cookout.
Smoked Scotch EggsIf you want a bit of kick to your smoked Scotch eggs add a bit of cayenne pepper or your favorite spicy rub to the bread crumbs. Not a lot, just enough to bring a little spiciness.

Also try my Dragon eggs and ‘normal’ smoked eggs. My pig shots are great too!

Smoked Scotch Eggs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 eggs
Author: Mike


  • 14 eggs divided
  • 2 pounds bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • BBQ sauce warmed, for serving


  • Fire up your smoker for cooking at 225 F.
  • Hard-boil 12 of the eggs and remove the shells.
  • Combine the sausage and minced onion. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 12 equally-sized balls and flatten.
  • Place an egg in the middle of each flattened sausage patty and wrap the meat around the egg. The egg should be completely covered by the sausage.
  • Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
  • Beat the remaining 2 eggs in another shallow bowl.
  • Place breadcrumbs into another shallow bowl.
  • Roll sausage-covered eggs in the flour. Shake off excess.
  • Roll sausage-covered eggs in the egg. Shake off excess.
  • Roll sausage-covered eggs in the bread crumbs. Shake off excess.
  • Smoke for 2 1/2 hours
  • Slice eggs lengthwise and serve with warmed BBQ sauce for dunking.

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