Scotch eggs make for the perfect protein-packed, grab-and-go carnivore snack. This spin on the classic British pub food skips the starchy breadcrumbs, instead wrapping hard-boiled eggs in ground beef for a satisfying high-fat, zero-carb treat.
With just three simple whole food ingredients – beef, eggs, and salt – these baked carnivore scotch eggs provide a quick and easy way to get quality nutrition on the carnivorous diet.
They are also great for packing in lunches or taking to parties without worrying about going off plan. So if you’re looking for a tasty new addition to your carnivore meal rotation, prepare your ground beef and give these scotch eggs a try!
The basic preparation and short cook time means it’s simpler than you think to make this filling snack at home. Let’s get started with this recipe!
👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Delicious Flavor Combo- The combination of the salty, savory ground beef and the rich, creamy boiled eggs in this recipe creates an explosion of delicious umami flavor in your mouth with every bite. The contrasting flavors and textures come together for a truly crave-worthy carnivore snack you’ll savor.
Satisfyingly Hearty- With a full pound of protein-packed ground beef enveloping those hard boiled eggs, these scotch eggs make for a hearty, filling snack that will keep you feeling satisfied for hours.
Perfect Protein Snack- Each delicious scotch egg delivers over 12 grams of protein in a completely carnivore-friendly form. They make for the ultimate high-protein snack to keep your energy levels up and cravings at bay as you go about your active, busy day.
Quick & Simple To Make- Despite how tasty and substantial these scotch eggs are, they come together in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. With just a few basic ingredients and steps, even novice cooks can whip up this easy yet gourmet carnivore recipe in no time.
✨ Recipe Ingredients
For this low carb scotch eggs recipe you will need:
- 12 Hard Boiled Eggs (or soft eggs)
- 2 pounds (900g) Ground Beef
- 2 teaspoons Salt – Use this smoked salt (Amazon link) for this recipe.
👨🍳 How To Make
Easily make keto mayonnaise at home. Follow these steps:
Start by preheating your oven to 350F / 175C and line sheets of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Mix the beef ground beef in the bowl and add salt. Form 10 meatballs. Place the metaballs on the baking sheets and press them flat.
Press one boiled egg into each piece and wrap the meat around it. Leave no holes.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping the meatballs once halfway through to ensure even cooking. Enjoy these delicious and juicy carnivore scotch eggs!
1. Choose the Right Ground Beef
When selecting ground beef for your scotch eggs, opt for an 80/20 or 85/15 lean/fat ratio. The higher fat content will help keep the eggs moist and tender during cooking.
Avoid extremely lean ground beef, as it can become dry and crumbly when shaped around the eggs. For best results, use freshly ground chuck beef with ample marbling. This will give you the most flavorful and best meat mixture for forming the egg coating.
2. Seal the Meat Coating Completely
As you wrap the ground meat around each egg, firmly press and smooth with your hands to meld the meat together seamlessly. Visualize it like clay that you are sculpting to fully encapsulate the egg.
Check for small tears or thin spots and patch them by pressing on additional meat mixture. If sealed properly, the meat coating should retain its shape without openings for the egg to leak through while baking.
3. Enhance Flavor with Smoked Salt
Upgrade your seasoning game by using smoked salt for added depth of flavor. The recipe suggests using 2 teaspoons of reglar salt, but consider using smoked salt to give your carnivore scotch eggs a unique smoky undertone. You can easily find smoked salt at your local grocery store or order it online.
4. More Seasonings
If you are not following a 100% strict carnivore diet don’t stop at salt! Experiment with various spices like onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or your favorite steak seasoning to add depth to the meat layer.
1. Spicy Scotch Eggs- Add 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon paprika to the ground beef for a spicy kick. Wrap with ground chorizo or Italian sausage instead of plain ground beef for extra flavor.
2. Mini Scotch Eggs- Use quail eggs instead of chicken eggs for bite-sized appetizers. Form meat mixture into quarter-sized balls, stuff with tiny eggs and bake as directed. Make ahead for parties or serve as snacks.
These carnivore scotch eggs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure they are completely cooled before storing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What can I use instead of ground beef?
You can substitute ground pork, lamb, turkey, chicken, or a mix. For those avoiding red meat, ground turkey or chicken would work well.
2. Can I fry or air fry the scotch eggs instead of baking them?
Yes, you can fry or air fry them for a crispier texture. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and cook for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Variety on Carnivore Diet
Sticking to any restrictive diet for the long haul can be challenging. Though the all-meat carnivore diet has many devoted followers who experience excellent health benefits, the limited food options can cause boredom and frustration for some. Finding ways to incorporate variety while staying true to carnivore principles is key to sustainability.
Recipes like these simple yet delicious carnivore scotch eggs make an already nutrient-dense way of eating even more appetizing. Wrapping boiled eggs in savory, herb-seasoned ground beef adds a punch of flavor and texture to the usual meat and eggs carnivore staples.
Experimenting with different ground meat blends, herbs and spices, cooking methods like baking versus frying, and creative presentations keeps things interesting. It satisfies cravings for something new without reintroducing inflammatory foods that could sabotage progress.
The fun of trying innovative recipes also makes sticking to the diet so much easier. When meals become boring chore, it takes a lot more willpower and discipline to stay committed long-term.
Taking the time to discover new favorite go-to meals makes this way of eating sustainable as a lifestyle versus a short-term quick fix diet. Even small tweaks like a new spice combo can make all the difference in enjoyment.
So if you find yourself needing a refresh on the carnivore diet, give these tasty scotch eggs or another fun recipe a try. The boost in satisfaction and motivation is worth the extra effort in the kitchen! What new cuisine will you whip up next?
These carnivore scotch eggs make for a tasty high-protein snack or light meal. Play around with different seasonings in the ground beef or try baking them for longer or shorter times depending on how well-done you prefer the eggs and meat.
Be sure to check the blog for more keto, carnivore, and egg recipes. Have you tried making scotch eggs? Let me know in the comments if you have any tips or tweaks for this recipe! I’m always open to suggestions to take dishes to the next level.
- 2 pounds Ground Beef (900g)
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 12 Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Preheat your oven to 350F / 175C and line sheets of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Mix the beef ground beef in the bowl and add salt. Form 10 meatballs. Then, place the metaballs on the baking sheets. Press them flat.
- Press one boiled egg into each piece. Then, wrap the meat around it. Leave no holes.
- Bake for about 18-20 minutes, flipping the meatballs halfway through.
Comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe.