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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs – Lavender and Lovage


These Slimming World Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs take away the guilt, without taking away the flavour of the usual deep-fried versions.

Slimming World Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs
Slimming World Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

We all love Scotch Eggs at Lavender & Lovage. However, they are quite calorific, so these Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs take away the guilt, without taking away the flavour.

They are based on a Slimming World recipe, and for those following that particular diet, they are only 1 and 1/2 Syns per Scotch Egg.

 Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

Packed with herbs and spices, in place of using sausagemeat, this recipe uses lean 5% fat pork mince and lean back bacon.

The crumb is made from wholemeal bread, which have been whizzed up in a food mixer/blender and follows the SW diet plan.

Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

These Scotch Eggs are are fabulous when served warm with oven chips, or air-fryer chips, as well as salad and/or baked beans.

I cooked these in an air-fryer, but I will add the baked version at the end of the recipe card. They take just 20 minutes to bake in a pre-heated oven.

Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

These Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs would be absolutely AMAZING for a picnic. And, they can be packed easily too, or even wrapped in tinfoil.

We found that one egg each was a lot, as they are very meaty – so, serve children with half an egg, and maybe adults too, when eating them with chips and beans.

Slimming World Scotch Egg

Try to use the best free-range eggs you have available. As you can see frrom my photos, I used eggs with rich golden yolks. (Copper Maran hen’s eggs)

I reheated the eggs next day in my air-fryer on the reheat setting, again, if you prefer, you can reheat them in a conventional oven.

I hope you enjoy these healthy Scotch Eggs if you make them, they really are very decadent and extremely tasty! Karen

Slimming Wor;ld Scotch Eggs
  • Oven baking:
  • Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas mark 6.
  • Spray a baking tray with low-calorie oil or line it with non-stick baking paper.
  • Arrange the eggs on the tray, and spray the eggs with low-calorie oil.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
  • Put the eggs on a paper lined plate before serving.
  • Not suitable for freezing.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs
Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs
Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

Yield:
4

Prep Time:
30 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
50 minutes

We all love Scotch Eggs at Lavender & Lovage. However, they are quite calorific, so these Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs take away the guilt, without taking away the flavour.

They are based on a Slimming World recipe, and for those following that particular diet, they are only 1 and 1/2 Syns per Scotch Egg.

Packed with herbs and spices, in place of using sausagemeat, this recipe uses lean 5% fat pork mince and lean back bacon.

The crumb is made from wholemeal bread, which have been whizzed up in a food mixer/blender and follows the SW diet plan.

These Scotch Eggs are are fabulous when served warm with oven chips, or air-fryer chips, as well as salad and/or baked beans.

I cooked these in an air-fryer, but I will add the baked version at the end of the recipe card. They take just 20 minutes to bake in a pre-heated oven.

These Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs would be absolutely AMAZING for a picnic. And, they can be packed easily too, or even wrapped in tinfoil.

We found that one egg each was a lot, as they are very meaty – so, serve children with half an egg, and maybe adults too, when eating them with chips and beans.

Try to use the best free-range eggs you have available. As you can see frrom my photos, I used eggs with rich golden yolks. (Copper Maran hen’s eggs)

I reheated the eggs next day in my air-fryer on the reheat setting, again, if you prefer, you can reheat them in a conventional oven.

I hope you enjoy these healthy Scotch Eggs if you make them, they really are very decadent and extremely tasty! Karen

Ingredients

  • 4 medium free-range eggs, boiled with shells removed
  • 400g lean minced pork, 5% fat
  • 8 smoked bacon medallions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 50g stale or dry wholmeal bread, crumbled or made into bread crumbs in a blender
  • Low-calorie cooking spray

Instructions

    1. Prepare the meat coating: Add the dried mixed herbs, mace, salt and pepper to the minced pork, and mix well with your hands. Add the diced bacon and mix well again. Then divide into 4 portions on a floured board. (Make sure your hands are floured to stop the meat mixture sticking too much)

    2. Prepare the beaten eggs and breadcrumbs: Add the beaten egg in a shallow bowl with a tablespoon of water and leave to one side. Puut the breadcrumbs on another plate

    3. Making the Scotch Eggs: Flatten and mould a portion of the meat mixture around each egg, making sure there are no gaps. Coat the sausage coated egg in the beaten egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Coat all the shelled boiled eggs like this and set them to one side. NB: Make sure you have a floured board to shape and flatten the meat mixture so it doesn’t stick to the work surface.

    4. Cook the Scotch Eggs: Line your air fryer with greaseproof or baking paper, and spray some of the low fat oil over the lining. (I used my Ninja Foodi Dual Drawer Air Fryer)

    5. Spray some fat over the coated eggs, and place them in the lined basket or drawer. Spray them again.

    6. Set the air fryer to 190C and set the time for 20 minutes. Start the air fryer. Half way through cooking, using some tongs, turn the eggs over and continue to cook.

    7. At the end of the cooking time, the Scotch Eggs should be golden brown and crisp on the outside. If you want them to have a crisper or darker finish, cook them for a further 5 minutes.

    8. Serving: Put the eggs on a paper lined plate before serving. Serve the eggs warm or at room temperature with salad leaves and/or chips with baked beans, pickles and chutney.

Notes

Oven baking:

Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas mark 6.

Spray a baking tray with low-calorie oil or line it with non-stick baking paper.

Arrange the eggs on the tray, and spray the eggs with low-calorie oil.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

Put the eggs on a paper lined plate before serving.

Not suitable for freezing.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

Yield 4

Serving Size 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 550Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 357mgSodium 718mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 46g

Healthy Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs

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