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Mini Scotch Eggs in the Air Fryer Recipe

Mini Scotch Eggs in the Air Fryer


This recipe uses quail eggs, hence 'mini' Scotch eggs, and they are the perfect finger food. They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and made healthier in an air fryer.


  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup stone-ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces spicy pork sausage
  • 12 quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 serving cooking spray


  1. Combine yogurt, mustard, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate mustard dipping sauce until ready to use.
  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Place flour on a flat plate. Divide sausage into 12 equal balls. Using your hands, flatten each ball into a paper thin patty. Dust both sides of each patty with flour; the flour on one side will help the sausage adhere to the egg and the flour on the other side will keep the sausage from sticking to your hands.
  4. Shape each sausage patty around a hard-boiled quail egg, making sure the egg is completely sealed inside. Dip each in the beaten egg and coat in bread crumbs.
  5. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place 6 eggs in the basket and mist the tops with cooking spray. Cook for 8 minutes. Flip and spray again. Cook 6 additional minutes. Repeat with remaining eggs.
  6. To serve, slice each egg in half and serve with mustard dipping sauce.

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Nutritional Information

Mini Scotch Eggs in the Air Fryer

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 142.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 15 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 1 %
fat: 14 %
saturated fat: 15 %
cholesterol: 36 %
vitamin a iu: 1 %
niacin equivalents: 14 %
vitamin b6: 6 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 2 %
potassium: 3 %
sodium: 15 %
thiamin: 19 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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