Traditional Scotch eggs—hard-boiled eggs covered with sausage and breadcrumbs, then deep-fried—are easy to riff on, like we did with this Mexican-inspired version. First, spicy chorizo sausage is rolled into a thin layer and wrapped around soft-boiled eggs. Next, the chorizo-wrapped eggs are dredged in flour, dipped in beaten egg, and rolled in crushed tortilla chips, then fried. To serve, top with a cool avocado crema. Enjoy these eggs for breakfast, brunch, or with a slushy margarita for happy hour.
What to buy: Mexican chorizo (not to be confused with its Spanish counterpart) is a fresh pork sausage that must be cooked prior to eating. It can be mild or spicy, and is found at gourmet markets or online. If you can’t find Mexican chorizo, you can sub in any fresh, spicy sausage.
Special equipment: You’ll need a deep-frying/candy thermometer for this recipe.
This recipe was featured as part of our Scotch eggs project for Easter.