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Grandma Dance’s Famous Scotch Egg Recipe

The Dance family, have been at the foundations of IDS for generations. We are after all,  created by Ian Dance who worked hard to build the business that his sons and grandson continue to evolve and grow today. Catering has always been a part of our lives and it hasn’t just been about providing our customers with the very best in catering equipment and services, Grandma Dance has been keeping us fed with her famous love of cooking for all the family throughout the journey of IDS.

The very heart of our family and the reason we love our food so much is thanks to Grandma Dance. We thought we’d invite her to share some of her favourite recipes she has created with Bruce, Glynn, Jamie and all her children and grandchildren over the years.

First up, it’s Bruce’s favourite; the Premier Scotch Egg.


2Lb Sausage Meat
2 Oz of Strong Cheddar (Grated)
½ Teaspoon of crushed black pepper
1 Teaspoon of Bouillon powder
8 x Hard-boiled free-range eggs
1 x Large bag of Cheese & Onion crisps (Crushed)
1 x Packet of Breadcrumbs
2 x Tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese
Plain Flour
2 x Eggs beaten
1 x Tablespoon of cooking oil
Vegetable oil for cooking


Step One: Place the Sausage meat into a large bowl along with the Bouillon, Crushed Pepper and Grated Strong Cheddar and mix together.

Step Two: Lightly flour a chopping board and place the meat mixture onto the board and then divide into 8 equal sections.

Step Three: Flatten each meat section so that you have just enough to cover an egg. Then place the boiled egg onto the meat and wrap the meat around the egg making sure to completely cover the egg.

Repeat until all the eggs have been wrapped.

Step Four:

You will need 3 x Dishes

• In one dish place the Breadcrumbs, Crisps and Parmesan and mix together
• In dish two place 2 x Beaten eggs & the tablespoon of cooking oil
• In dish/plate three the plain flour

Step five: One at a time, roll each ball firstly into the flour, then the beaten egg and finally the breadcrumb mixture

Step Six: Pre heat a deep fat fryer to 180°C. Place into a deep fat fryer no more than 1-4 Scotch Eggs and cook for approximately 2 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are lightly browned.

Step Seven:Pre heat a fan assisted oven to 180°C. Place the eggs into the oven and cook for 12 Minutes.

Please note if you are fortunate enough to have a Combination oven then cook the eggs at 180°C with 10% moisture for 10 minutes.

Step eight: Take out and enjoy – whilst hot!


Do let us know if you try one of Grandma Dance’s recipes and be sure to tag us in any pictures online! You can search @iandanceservices to follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

If you’d like to purchase any of the  catering equipment to help with your cooking, please do visit our shop or give us a call for any help on 01934 813686.

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