Preheat oven to 375 F (190°C). Divide sausage meat into 8 equal portions. Sprinkle bread crumbs on a smooth surface. Place one portion of sausage meat on top of crumbs and pat out to 1/8 inch (3 mm) thickness. Wrap completely around a hard cooked egg, pressing edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining sausage and hard cooked eggs. Dip sausage coated eggs in beaten egg.
Place on baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days. Serve hot or cold.
*Pork or Italian sausage can be substituted.