Prepare to be amazed by the mouthwatering goodness of our BBQ Smoked Scotch Eggs—a delightful twist on the traditional Scotch eggs. These delectable delights feature perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs wrapped in breakfast sausage and kissed by the enticing flavors of the smoker. Topped off with a luscious BBQ sauce glaze, these smoked Scotch eggs are a breakfast treat that will leave you craving for more.
What are Scotch Eggs?
Originating from England in the early 19th century, Scotch eggs have become a beloved picnic and party food. Traditionally, they consist of soft or hard-boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and coated with breadcrumbs before being deep-fried. However, we’re adding a BBQ twist to this classic recipe, infusing it with smoky flavors and a tangy BBQ glaze, elevating it to a whole new level of deliciousness.
How to Make Smoked Scotch Eggs: A BBQ Sensation
Get ready to dive into the tantalizing process of creating these BBQ smoked Scotch eggs:
Cook the Eggs: Place the eggs in cool water, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and let them sit covered for 5 minutes. Transfer the eggs to ice water for 5-7 minutes, then peel the shells.
Wrap ‘Em Up: Divide the breakfast sausage into six equal portions. Wrap each boiled egg with one portion of sausage, ensuring even coverage. Season the sausage with sweet rub, adding a delightful flavor layer.
Smoke It: Preheat your preferred smoker to 225 degrees F, using apple, cherry, maple, alder, or pecan for a delicious smoky aroma. Place the Scotch eggs directly on the grill grates and smoke for 1 hour.
Get Saucy: During the last 10 minutes of smoking, generously baste the Scotch eggs with your favorite BBQ sauce, amplifying the taste.
Enjoy: Once they’re perfectly smoked, remove the Scotch eggs from the smoker and savor them while warm. Pair them with crispy hash browns for a heavenly breakfast experience.
Tips for Making BBQ Smoked Scotch Eggs
Take note of these handy tips before embarking on your BBQ Scotch egg adventure:
Pick Your Egg Doneness: Adjust the cooking time to achieve your preferred egg yolk consistency. For jammy yolks like ours, go for “medium” boiled eggs by boiling them for 5 minutes.
Experiment with Sausages: While regular pork breakfast sausage works wonders, feel free to explore various options, such as maple, sage, spicy Italian, or pork bratwurst sausage.
Enjoy Warm: BBQ Smoked Scotch Eggs are best served fresh and warm. Avoid freezing and reheating, as they are not as enjoyable as leftovers.
- 6 eggs
- 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
- 1 tablespoon Signature Sweet Rub
- ¼ cup BBQ Sauce (or your favorite ketchup-based BBQ sauce)
Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F, using apple, cherry, maple, alder, or pecan wood for added flavor.
Boil the eggs: Place the eggs in a pan of cold water, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Cover the pan and let the eggs sit for 5 minutes. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water, cool for 5-7 minutes, then peel the shells under running water.
Wrap the eggs in sausage: Divide the breakfast sausage into six equal portions. Roll each portion into balls, then flatten them into disks. Wrap each egg with one sausage portion, ensuring even coverage. Season the sausage with Sweet Rub.
Smoke the Scotch eggs: Place the sausage-wrapped eggs directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 1 hour.
Add BBQ sauce: During the last 10 minutes of smoking, brush the Scotch eggs with BBQ sauce.
Enjoy immediately: Remove the smoked Scotch eggs from the smoker and serve warm. Pair them with crispy hash browns for a delightful breakfast feast.
Experience the extraordinary flavors of BBQ Smoked Scotch Eggs—a delightful fusion of traditional Scotch eggs and smoky BBQ goodness. These perfectly seasoned and smoked eggs are an ideal breakfast indulgence, guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with delight. Don’t wait; fire up your smoker and treat yourself to this exceptional BBQ sensation.