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Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs

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Are you following a ketogenic or carnivore diet and craving a delicious, protein-packed snack? Look no further than Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs!

One Scotch Egg will be great as a quick snack, while two to three eggs, optionally served with a simple side salad, will be enough to serve as a main course.

These ultra low-carb Scotch Eggs are made with just four simple ingredients, including flavorful sausage meat, hearty duck eggs, and a crispy breading made with ground pork rinds and Parmesan cheese.

Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a delicious lunchbox option, these Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs are a must-try!

Recipe Tips

But what if you don't have duck eggs on hand? Not to worry! You can easily replace them with hen eggs. We suggest using six hen eggs to replace the four duck eggs used in the recipe.

Plus, to keep things completely carnivore, we've included options for cooking these delectable eggs in melted ghee, duck fat, or lard. However, if you prefer a lighter touch, you can use avocado oil spray too.

These Scotch Eggs can be eaten on their own or with some sugar-free ketchup or mustard. You can even make your own Sugar-Free Ketchup or Mustard!

If you don't have an air-fryer, you can cook these Scotch Eggs in the oven preheated to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional) for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 Scotch Egg

Allergy information for Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 Scotch Egg)

Net carbs2 grams
Protein31.3 grams
Fat44.5 grams
Calories550 kcal
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 23%, fat 75%
Total carbs2 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat15.9 gramsSodium1,022 mg(44% RDA)Magnesium31 mg(8% RDA)Potassium430 mg(22% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 4 duck eggs or 6 large hen eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered pork rinds (25 g/ 0.9 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 400 g gluten-free sausage meat (14.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp melted ghee, duck fat, lard (30 ml)
  • Optional: sugar-free ketchup and/or mustard to serve


  1. Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover the eggs by at least an inch. Place the saucepan on the stove and bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Carefully add the duck eggs to the boiling water using a slotted spoon or tongs. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes (soft), or up to 9 minutes (hard). If you want your yolks runny, make sure to place the eggs in ice cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Once cooled, gently tap and roll the eggs on a hard surface to crack, then peel off the shell and discard it. Be careful not to break the egg, especially if you are cooked it soft.
    Note: If using hen eggs (6 large hen eggs to replace 4 duck eggs), boil for 3 minutes (soft) or up to 8 minutes (hard). Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs
  4. Place pork rinds in a food processor and process into fine powder. Grate the parmesan cheese. In a bowl, combine the pork rinds with the parmesan. If using whole sausages, remove the casing. Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs
  5. To make the Scotch Eggs, divide the meat mixture into 4 parts (or up to 6 parts for hen eggs). Flatten using your hands like a thin meat patty.
  6. Place a peeled egg in the middle of each meat patty and gently wrap the meat around the egg. Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs
  7. Roll each Scotch Egg in the parmesan-pork rind breading while gently pressing it in. Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs
  8. Place the Scotch eggs in an air fryer and brush with either some melted ghee, lard, duck fat, or spray with avocado oil. Cook at 200 °C/ 400 °F for 10 to 12 minutes. When done, remove from the air fryer and set aside to cool down slightly before serving.
    Note: Cooking fat is not included in the nutrition facts as 1-2 tablespoons of fat will remain in the air-fryer after cooking. Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs
  9. Serve while still warm, optionally with some sugar-free ketchup and/or mustard. Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs
  10. To store, let the eggs cool down and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Scotch eggs can be eaten hot or cold. Reheat in the oven or microwave (low setting). Carnivore Keto Scotch Eggs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 Scotch Egg)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, duck, whole, fresh, raw
1 g9 g9.6 g130 kcal
Pork rinds (pork skins), dry, plain (for "breading")
0 g4.1 g0.7 g30 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.4 g4 g2.9 g44 kcal
Sausage meat, Italian, raw
0.7 g14.3 g31.3 g346 kcal
Total per serving, 1 Scotch Egg
2 g31.3 g44.5 g550 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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