Dirty Rice Scotch Eggs

Dirty Rice Scotch EggsRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett

When deep-frying, choose an oil with a high smoke point, such as canola or peanut oil.


Makes 6 servings

Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


1 cup finely chopped spicy smoked sausage
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper
2 1/2 cups cooked jasmine rice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
6 hard-cooked eggs
Vegetable oil


1. Sauté sausage in a large skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp. Add onion and next 2 ingredients; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat, and stir in rice and next 3 ingredients. Cool 30 minutes. Stir in 2 large eggs and breadcrumbs.

2. Gently press rice mixture evenly around hard-cooked eggs to cover, using wet hands.

3. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat over medium heat to 360°. Fry eggs, in 3 batches, 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning often. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.