Delicious Fusion Delights: Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs

Oct 28, 2023 | Appetizers & Snacks


Prep Time

Cooking Time

20 minutes
15 minutes

Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs Ingredients

Food has the uncanny ability to transport us to different places, triggering memories and embracing cultures. Today, I would like to share a recipe that effortlessly combines the best of Mexican and British culinary traditions – Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs. This fusion of flavors has a delightful story behind it, tracing back to a serendipitous encounter between a British traveler and a talented Mexican chef in a bustling street market.

Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs Cooking Instructions

– 4 large eggs
– 200g Mexican chorizo, casing removed
– 100g breadcrumbs
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

For the Chipotle Aioli:
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
– 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
– 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
– Salt, to taste


1. Begin by boiling the eggs: Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool completely. Once cooled, gently peel the shells off the eggs.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the Mexican chorizo, smoked paprika, dried oregano, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the spices are evenly incorporated into the chorizo.

3. Take a handful of the chorizo mixture and flatten it out on your palm, like a pancake. Place a peeled hard-boiled egg in the center and gently wrap the chorizo around it until the egg is fully encased. Repeat this process for the remaining eggs.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with a pinch of salt. Roll each chorizo-wrapped egg in the breadcrumbs, ensuring an even coating.

5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep saucepan or fryer to 350°F (180°C). Carefully lower the coated eggs into the hot oil, cooking them in batches, if necessary. Fry for about 6-8 minutes until the chorizo is cooked through and crispy, and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

6. Once cooked, remove the eggs from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.

7. For the chipotle aioli, combine mayonnaise, minced chipotle peppers, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Mix well until creamy and well-blended.

8. Serve the Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs warm, either halved or whole, with a dollop of chipotle aioli alongside for dipping. The creamy, smoky spice of the aioli perfectly complements the rich flavors of the crispy chorizo shell.

Tips and Suggestions:
– For an extra kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the chorizo mixture.
– Feel free to experiment with different types of chorizo, depending on your preferred level of spiciness.
– To achieve a slightly healthier version, you can bake the Scotch eggs in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked through. However, the result won’t be as crispy as the deep-fried version.
– These Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs make for a delicious appetizer or even a main course. Serve them with a fresh salad or some crusty bread for a complete meal.

Remember, cooking is a journey of exploration and creativity. Embrace the flavors, experiment, and savor the best of both worlds with these delightful Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs. Enjoy!

Mexican Chorizo Scotch Eggs Final Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Scotch Egg

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 480
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
  Saturated Fat 9g 45%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 334mg 111%
Sodium 1160mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  Sugars 1g  
Protein 19g  
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

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