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How Many Calories are in a Scotch Egg?

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Amanda White has been a freelance ghostwriter since 2003, specializing in writing about medical issues. White has a Bachelor of Science in engineering from The George Washington University with a focus on biomedical engineering.
How Many Calories are in a Scotch Egg?
Scotch eggs served on a table ready for a meal. Photo Credit Paul_Brighton/iStock/Getty Images

A Scotch egg, also known as a picnic egg, is a shelled hardboiled egg covered with a sausage and breadcrumb mixture and deep fried. Served cold, this British treat isn’t low in calories or fat.

Calories

A Scotch egg is typically made using a single large egg. Each Scotch egg has about 300 calories, according to the CalorieKing website.

Calories from Nutrients

One Scotch egg has 21 g of fat, giving it 189 calories from fat. The egg has 16 g of carbohydrates, for 64 calories from carbs; and 12 g of protein, for 48 calories from protein.

Considerations

While a Scotch egg can be a convenient way to grab your meal, consider eating a hardboiled egg and a few sausages separately. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a hardboiled egg has only 78 calories and two sausage links have 103 calories. You can save almost 120 calories.

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