Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Vortex Air Fryer Scotch Eggs Made with Smoked Sausage

This is a fun spin on traditional breakfast and it can be made Keto!

A Scotch egg consists of a soft or hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried. Using an air fryer this British treat can be a whole lot healthier!

Traditionally these are made with runny yolks so you could half cook the eggs and make them that way as well.

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Simply use a little food processor to grind up the sausage. Add the pork rinds too

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Use your hands to mold the sausage mixture around the hard-boiled egg.

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Pop them in the air fryer and BAM you got Scotch eggs!

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs


Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Vortex Air Fryer Scotch Eggs w/ Smoked Sausage

This is a fun spin on the traditional Scotch Egg.
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Instant Pot, Vortex Air Fryer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 126kcal


  • Vortex Air Fryer
  • Instant Pot
  • Small Food Processor


  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 lb Smoked Sausage We use Bradley's
  • 1/2 cup pork rinds - ground could use bread crumbs if you don't want low carb


  • Boil 11 eggs in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes - quick release
  • Open up the smoked sausage and put it in a small food processor
  • Preheat the air fryer to 390'
  • Add one egg and bread crumbs and mix
  • Once the eggs are done - let them cool
  • Wrap the sausage mixture around the eggs
  • Air Fry in the Vortex Air Fryer for 6 minutes - flip half way. Cook a few minutes more if necessary until brown.
  • Cut in half to serve - add Easy Hollandaise Sauce if desired!


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. Teresa on October 28, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Calories please

  2. Bob Burger on December 27, 2019 at 6:50 am

    4 stars
    Just got my vortex for Christmas
    This is this morning breakfast. Looking forward to it!

    • vortexrecipes on December 29, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      How was it? I love these eggs!

  3. Margo on January 14, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Air fry at what temperature?

    • vortexrecipes on January 15, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      350…Sorry I will update

      • RJ on January 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm

        I see you edited the recipe and set it to 390°. Is that a typo, or did you work that out to be a better temp?

        • vortexrecipes on February 6, 2020 at 3:09 pm

          Yes, 390 worked better on my third batch. Just make sure they are on the lowest rack!

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