Our Scotch Eggs

The Gourmet Scotch Egg Co is a true Yorkshire family run business, we attend many Food Festivals and Farmers Markets around the Yorkshire region spreading the good word of these delicious handmade free range runny yolk Gourmet Scotch Eggs.

Scotch eggs are fully cooked and come ready to eat, however you can reheat them if you wish. We suggest popping them in the oven for about 15 mins at about 160’c depending on your oven. Scotch eggs are best kept in your fridge and we dont really reccommend freezing them, however you can keep them in your fridge for 5 days.

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At The Gourmet Scotch Egg Co we supply a lovely selection of Gourmet Handmade runny yolk Scotch Eggs, made from some of the countries finest ingredients – shop online and we make each and every order individually, sent out using chilled packaging and next day delivery, perfect for a wonderful gift.

History of the Scotch Egg

The Scotch Egg needs no introduction – their English origins claim to be created by the London department store Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly in 1738. But they may have been inspired by the Mughlai dish nargisi kofta (“Narcissus meatballs”). The earliest printed recipe appears in the 1809 edition of Maria Rundell’s A New System of Domestic Cookery.

There’s a great deal of debate over the origins of this delicious snack, with rumours of the very first Scotch egg coming from Whitby right here in Yorkshire.

The Scotch egg is now experiencing a rise in popularity at the moment, thanks in part to the work of The Gourmet Scotch Egg Co and other gourmet versions appearing up and down the country. As Enid Blyton said a “wholesome snack of choice”, mentions of Scotch eggs.

Fortnum & Mason of London claim to have created scotch eggs in 1738 to sell as a luxury food only available for the upper classes. Conceived as a convenient travelling snack, for the wealthy.

Contrary to this tale, many believe that the egg’s origins are in fact rooted in the coastal Yorkshire town of Whitby. Named after the establishment that invented them, William J Scott & Sons are said to have invented the ‘Scotties’ – the original eggs were covered in a creamy fish paste rather than sausage meat, before being covered in breadcrumbs. The sausage meat replaced the fish when the eggs began to be sold in big food shops, as it was easier to package.

Whatever you’re celebrating this weekend, some of our Gourmet Free Range Scotch Egg’s will do you proud.

  • The minimum order is 6 Scotch Eggs
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