Minced egg parcel

A minced egg parcel is similar to a Scotch egg but the hard-boiled egg is enclosed in mincemeat and not sausage meat. It is then rolled in flour and breadcrumbs and fried.



  • Egg
  • 450g Mincemeat
  • Egg yolk and white
  • breadcrumbs
  • flour
  • 1tsp coriander
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp mustard
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 4 leaves basil, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • Oil


  • Boil eggs in a sauce pan of boiling water for 6 minutes. Drain away hot water and leave to cool in cold water.
  • In a clean bowl mix together mincemeat, spices, garlic, ginger, basil, mustard and the yolk of an egg (keep the egg white) . Season.
  • Place some flour, and breadcrumbs onto separate plates. Put the egg white into a bowl
  • Place an egg into the egg white and coat
  • Take out a handful of the meat mixture and place onto a chopping board. flatten it out and put the coated egg onto it.


  • Cover the whole egg with the meat by squashing it with your hands. Smooth it round.
  • Coat it with some egg white, then roll it in the flour and then in the breadcrumbs
  • Place the meat ball in a sizzling pan of oil. Keep turning
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  • Remove once browned all over

These little egg parcels are ideal for packlunches and picnics. They can be eaten cold or warm.

They are quick and easy to make , my children helped with mixing the mixture and with covering the egg with the meat.

Serve with spaghetti and sauce or with a little salad



TIP: Don’t over boil the egg, It is nice when it is a soft yolk but not runny.