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Giant Baked Chicken Scotch Eggs | Indian Nargisi Kofta

Just in-time for weekend, sharing one delicious way to eat MORE eggs for Sunday Brunch with these Giant BAKED chicken Scotch Eggs!! 

Scotch Eggs are not just a popular way to eat eggs-and-meat in Europe countries but are even famous in India, known as Nargisi Kofta (Royal Fritter)! Often scotch eggs or Nargisi Kofta is prepared with hard boiled egg covered in a layer of red meat and then deep fried for a crispy exterior! I, however, have made not-so-traditional version of Scotch Eggs. These eggs are neither covered in red meat and nor are fried! go figure! :)

Baked Healthy Chicken Scotch Eggs for Sunday brunch

Totally my style of cooking, I covered these Scotch Eggs in ground spicy chicken sausage and have baked'em, to give you a moist and healthier version of scotch eggs.

However, while rolling these Kofta, I also kept the spirits of Easter Eggs in mind. So, I decided to use a thick layer of chicken sausage which make'em look giant and massive! A thick coat of chicken and breadcrumbs also keep chicken moist while baking. 

If you plan to make'em for Easter Informal Brunch, you can serve'em sliced in half with the mustard sauce on side. I really like to serve'em over a bed of green for brunch-for-two. That way it is one-plate-meal! it has meat, eggs, breading, and green salad! 

Baked Chicken Scotch Eggs - a healthier all-in-one brunch!

Leftovers: I often chop leftover (day old) scotch eggs into bite-size pieces and fill in morning breakfast wrap! 

Variation: You can also make small quail eggs covered with chicken for smaller scotch-egg-party-bites! Interesting? Isn't it?

May I ask, how do you like your Sunday Brunch? Eggs or no eggs??

I hope you all having a great day! and wish you a great weekend ahead! 

Cheers!

Savita

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Giant Baked Chicken Scotch Eggs | Indian Nargisi Kofta

Giant Baked Chicken Scotch Eggs | Indian Nargisi Kofta
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 5 eggs Serves 5
Smart Swap I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe! Yet, how about Turkey Scotch Eggs??

Ingredients

Directions

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  • 1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit
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    2. Cover eggs in a sauce pan with cold water, and cook for 5 minutes. Then remove hot water, add cold water in pan to stop cooking. Leave aside for 2 minutes. In meantime, mix mustard sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. Taste and adjust salt. Set aside.
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    3. While eggs are cooling, in three plates/bowls, add breading ingredients - bread crumbs mixed with 1 tbsp parsley. flour seasoned with salt, pepper, and 2 eggs well beaten with 1 tbsp milk. Set aside.
  • 4. In a bowl, add ground chicken sausage, add seasonings - parsley, paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper, mix well.
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    5. Peel the cooled eggs. Ready a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • 6. Heat a shallow pan with 2 tbsp canola oil.
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    7. Coat peeled eggs in seasoned flour. Divide chicken mixture into 5 equal portions. Roll each portion in palm of your hand to make a rough oval shape. Place egg in the center, and cover molding the shape of egg with sausage. Repeat with all 5 eggs.
  • 8. Coat chicken covered eggs in egg wash, then in bread crumbs evenly. Keep placing on parchment lined sheet pan.
    Additional Notes
    For extra crispy breading layer, double coat in egg wash and bread crumbs.
  • Step for Recipe - Giant Baked Chicken Scotch Eggs | Indian Nargisi Kofta
    9. Shallow fry scotch eggs until crisp from all sides, and then bake in transfer to sheet pan. Finish cooking in oven for 18-20 minutes or until chicken sausage has fully cooked through. Serve scotch eggs over bed of greens with mustard on side. Enjoy!
    Additional Notes
    Instead of baking, you can also deep fry scotch eggs until golden and crispy from all sides. Oil should be at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for deep frying.
Savita's Notes:

Recipe doubles easily. However, if you want a thin layer of chicken on eggs, you can 1.5 pound chicken for about 6-7 eggs.

If serving for party, slice scotch eggs in half, then serve oven bed of greens in a platter with mustard sauce in center.

You can also make quail eggs for smaller scotch-egg-party-bites

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18 comment(s)

  1. This is a greate recipe I will make this for easter. Thanks

    Magdalena, :) Welcome to chefdehome! I shall wait to hear how you like it :)
  2. I am a big fan of eggs, but never had a Scotch egg before. It's time to change that!!!! :) Thanks for a lovely recipe!

    Agness, do try! I'm sure you gonna love'em! and they are so fun to make and eat! really a recipe which will make guest humming wow...yummm :)
  3. Loved every ingredient of this innovative recipe:)....Lovely clicks too:)

    Padma, thanks!
  4. Wow, this looks like it would be so fun to make!! I need to try this! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    Gingi, indeed they are fun to make and delicious to eat too :)
  5. Such a creative and fun recipe! They look delicious and would make a great brunch item. That mustard sauce sounds great!

    Keri, thanks. Mustard sauce goes very well with scotch eggs.
  6. These are so pretty! And the mustard sauce sounds like the perfect side!

    Shelby, thanks!
  7. No way!!! I just saw these at the salad bar at Whole Foods!! Haha, I had no idea what they were!! What a fun recipe :) Now I know!!

    :) see that's what I like about wholefoods! they have such a versatile variety of foods! who knew they even have Scotch Eggs in their salad bar :) thanks, Cailee!
  8. Indeed, healthy delicious and GIANT. Loved everything about this recipe. Super YUM and beautiful presentation!

    Thank you so much, Anu! I'm glad you like it!
  9. It looks super delicious. Amazing presentation and beautiful dish. Yummy yummy :)

    Ritu, thanks!