The Fabulous Baker Brothers' Vegetarian Scotch Eggs Recipe. Yummy!

Published Monday, Sep 9 2013, 19:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Channel 4 TV chefs The Fabulous Baker Brothers have been busy creating some yummy recipes with mushrooms and this vegetarian version of Scotch Eggs is one of our favourites, so we're passing it on!

Mushroom scotch eggs

© Mushroom Bureau

Doesn't it look good? All of us (including the meat-eaters in the office) have been drooling as we love the combo of mushrooms, shallots and cream cheese with the egg. Who needs sausagemeat?

And it's healthier too as mushrooms are packed with B vitamins, as well as being low in fat. Let us know what you think!


  • 6 free range eggs
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 300g chestnut mushrooms
  • 20g butter
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 50g cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml milk
  • 50g flour
  • 100g breadcrumbs


1 Bring a big pan of water to boil. Carefully lower in the eggs and cook for 8 minutes, they should be slightly runny in the middle. Run under a cold tap until they are completely cold and carefully peel off the shells.

2 Melt the butter in a pan and cook the shallots until soft. Finely chop the wild mushrooms and add to the pan. Thumb in the thyme, seasoning well and continue cooking until the mushrooms have darkened and most moisture has evaporated. Remove from heat and when cooled stir in the cream cheese and parsley.

3 In a piece of cling film pat out a piece of mushroom filling large enough to envelope an egg. Put the egg in the middle and using the cling film, fold the egg around it so it is completely covered.

4 Remove the cling film and mould with your hands so there is an even thickness all the way round. Repeat with all remaining eggs and put in the fridge to firm up.

5 For the coating, whisk the egg and milk with a pinch of salt.

6 Next, dust the eggs in the flour and shake off any excess flour. Then dip into the egg mix and mix through the breadcrumbs, dip back through the eggs and into the crumb mix.

7 Place into the fridge to firm up. Meanwhile, heat a fat fryer to 180 and brown each egg for 2 minutes. Place in an oven at 200 for 6 minutes and serve warm with a good chutney or garden salad.

Prep Time

20 minutes, plus cooling

Cook Time

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 6

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