Scotch Eggs are a hard (or soft!) boiled egg encased in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and then deep fried until golden and crisp. Perfect lunch box, picnic, or protein rich on-the-go snack!
Shape sausage meat into a flat round and then wrap around each egg until completely enclosed and sealed.
Place the flour in one shallow bowl, beat the egg and milk together in another shallow bowl, then stir together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and a touch of salt and pepper in a third shallow bowl.
In a medium pan, heat about 2 cups of oil. While it heats up, dredge each sausage-coated egg in the flour, shaking off any excess, then roll in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs, making sure it is completely covered with each step.
Drop a few breadcrumbs in the oil; if it sizzles right away, the oil is ready.
Using a small stainless steel slotted spoon or Asian Spider Strainer, gently place the eggs in the hot oil once at a time, maintaining an oil temperature of about 350 degrees F, so the breadcrumbs don’t burn. Gently turn the egg with the strainer on all sides, doing this frequently, until the sausage is cooked through and the breading is golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
Transfer eggs to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off grease.
Serve warm or cold with some grainy mustard or hot sauce!