Keto Baked Scotch Eggs with Yum Yum Sauce

Keto Baked Scotch Eggs with Yum Yum Sauce


This keto baked Scotch eggs recipe is a healthier and easy way to eat this snack food than a fried one. Enjoy this with homemade yum yum dipping sauce!

The origin of the Scotch eggs is highly contested and there is no definitive answer to it, so I will focus on the most popular belief and theory.

Piccadilly, London, a road in the City of Westminster, was a road often traveled back in 1700s. Fortnum and Mason, an upmarket department store was one of the most visited sites since it’s opening in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason.

Fortnum and Mason was built to be a grocery store providing quality food to its visitors. Gaining popularity, they opened several tea shops and restaurants, and showcasing other retail shops in the building.

In 1738, Fortnum and Mason created the Scotch eggs to provide its travelers an easy portable snack: A hard-boiled egg wrapped in minced sausage meat mixed with different vegetables and herbs, and then deep fried. An abbreviation for scotched, meaning to tenderize or roughly mince is where the name comes from. This soon caught on by all visitors and travelers, which then created different variations of the snack to all parts of Britain and neighboring countries.

I wanted to create the Scotch eggs with yum yum sauce that would complement the baked eggs with minced meat perfectly! I kept the keto diet in mind while creating this recipe so that 95% of the people around me can enjoy this food with me. (Am I the only one not on this diet?) Create this snack to enjoy March Madness or other gatherings!

*With all The Journey posts, which will explain the 5Ws+H and go deeper than just the recipe, I will also create a Leftovers post, as a way to create something fun and tasty with the leftovers. You can go to that page here: Yummy Keto Burger with Zucchini Fries

Rosemary, basil, salt, pepper, and cumin pre mix for scotch eggs

Before anything, try to get a mise en place in place so that you can have everything organized and mix without getting your hands dirty reaching for other herbs and spices.

Rosemary, basil, salt, cumin, and pepper mixed in bowl with ground beef.
Forming Scotch eggs in hand with four more made scotch eggs on baking sheets.

Try to flatten the meat out evenly and cover the egg. This will help cook the meat evenly! Also if you don’t have enough meat to cover, simply add them as you go.

Yum yum sauce recipe in a small glass bowl with a spoon.


Scotch eggs lined up on a wooden slab with yum yum sauce on the side.

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What: Scotch Eggs
Who: Fortnum and Mason
Where: Piccadilly, London
When: 1738
Why: To give travelers and visitors an easy snack on the go

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Keto Baked Scotch Eggs with Yum Yum Sauce

This baked scotch eggs keto recipe is a healthier and easy way to eat this snack food than a fried one. Enjoy this with homemade yum yum dipping sauce!

prep time: 20 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 50 mins


Scotch Eggs
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 lb ground beef (lean)
  • 1/2 cup kale chips (crumbled)
  • 1 tsp rosemary (dried)
  • 1 tsp basil (dried)
  • 1 tsp salt (kosher)
  • 1 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
Yum Yum Sauce
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp water


Yum Yum Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients together until evenly spread through and put in refrigerator until ready to serve
Scotch Eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180C)
  2. Mix the ground meat with the herbs, kale chips, salt, pepper, and put in refrigerator.
  3. Place eggs in cold water that covers the egg and boil the eggs for 3 minutes. Put in ice water and peel when cooled.
  4. Flatten meat and cover around the eggs completely and press firmly so that it molds to the egg.
  5. Place on a lined baking tray and brush with oil and put it in the oven.
  6. Turn once or twice to make sure all sides are cooked evenly and golden (roughly 20-30 minutes)
Tips and Notes
  1. I will say this out here, this will not taste like the traditional Scotch eggs with bread crumbs, onions, shallots, jalapenos, and deep fried. This is for the keto diet and wanted to keep it as healthy as possible.
  2. To add more texture, try sprinkling kale chips on top after plated
  3. The time it sits in the oven will depend on how thick you wrap the ground beef around the egg, so cook accordingly
  4. The egg yolk will be runny if broken, and the egg will seem very under cooked, and that's okay because it will cook more in the oven. I wanted the eggs to be soft boiled, so that is why we only boiled the eggs for 3 minutes. If you want more hard boiled, cook the eggs for another 3 minutes.



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