Easy Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

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I just got an air fryer, so I’ve been experimenting with various keto recipes. The main drive for getting one (especially since chips and other common air fryer treats are off the menu for us) was easier cleanup and fast cooking time, while getting yummy, crispy results. This fast recipe for scotch eggs didn’t disappoint.

One scotch egg is pretty dense so if you’re not a big breakfast person to start with it will probably be enough, but if you’re extra hungry, these are easy wins at just 1.2g net carbs if you simply must have another. 🙂

Note that if you don’t have an air fryer, this recipe still works, it’s just a little messier to cook in oil on the stove top.

Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs
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Easy Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: air fryer, breakfast, eggs
Servings: 4
Calories: 506.37kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb breakfast sausage ground
  • 4 eggs soft-boiled
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated or shredded
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh, finely chopped


  • Combined the ground pork breakfast sausage in a bowl with the chopped parsley, knead until mixed well
  • Divide the pork into equal parts, forming a patty to encase each egg. Depending on the size of your eggs, you may have enough pork for 4 or 5 eggs. Try to firm up any gaps where egg is exposed, as it will swell when cooked.
  • Roll the sausage-covered eggs in the parmesan. If you use shredded (versus grated), make sure you press the cheese into the pork so it doesn't fall off or fly around in the air fryer.
  • Once the fryer is preheated, place the eggs in the air fryer, making sure they do not touch. Spray the eggs lightly with a high-temperature oil like coconut or avocado.
  • Set the fryer to 400 degrees for 15 minutes (13 if you pre-heated the fryer). Halfway through the cook time, turn them over and spray the other side with oil.
  • Serve with dijon mustard if desired.


If you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make these on the stove top by heating about an inch of oil in a pan and cooking (and turning) until golden brown. The cleanup is a little messier, but they’re still delicious. 
To try a slightly different “crust”, instead of using just parmesan cheese, you can mix a bowl of pork panko (crushed pork rinds) with some parmesan and cover the pork meat in that. (The rest of the recipe remains the same.) You can also find more interesting Parmesan cheese variations, for example Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Spread and Seasoning, which I really like. I’m not sure it adds that much actual flavor, but the fragrance it gives my fried foods is lovely. 


Calories: 506.37kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.25g | Protein: 31.64g | Fat: 40.74g | Saturated Fat: 15.46g | Cholesterol: 262.33mg | Sodium: 1185.31mg | Potassium: 376.03mg | Fiber: 0.07g | Sugar: 0.38g | Vitamin A: 686.38IU | Vitamin C: 3.46mg | Calcium: 333.61mg | Iron: 2.36mg | Net Carbs: 1.2g
Nutrition Facts
Easy Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506.37 Calories from Fat 367
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.74g63%
Saturated Fat 15.46g97%
Cholesterol 262.33mg87%
Sodium 1185.31mg52%
Potassium 376.03mg11%
Carbohydrates 1.25g0%
Fiber 0.07g0%
Sugar 0.38g0%
Protein 31.64g63%
Vitamin A 686.38IU14%
Vitamin C 3.46mg4%
Calcium 333.61mg33%
Iron 2.36mg13%
Net Carbs 1.2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

There are a few other variations on this recipe I’ve seen, some of which require a little more work/ingredients, but add different flavors. Check out this recipe on Two Sleevers if you’re looking to try something slightly different.

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