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Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs
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Easy Keto Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
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