The Nigerian Egg Rolls are actually a delight enjoyed by millions of people. It is a deep-fried boiled egg rolled up in some dough. The Nigerian egg roll, much like the Scotch egg, is deep-fried and simple to prepare.
However, the preparation of the dough is crucial to achieving great success with this recipe; the dough may be a little wet and soft and a little difficult to work with at first, but don’t worry about it.
In this article, we will go through all the ingredients you need as well as the easy steps you can take to make delightful Nigerian egg rolls at home.
- 10 whole eggs, room temperature
- 412 cups of flour (all-purpose)
- granulated sugar, 1/2 cup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda powder
- 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other ground spices
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 4 tbsp. margarine (or butter)
- 1 cup of boiling water
- Deep-frying oil (vegetable/soya)
Steps to making Nigerian egg rolls
- Cook the eggs for a few minutes, or until they are hard-boiled.
- Sift the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, and salt) into a large dry mixing bowl.
- Add the margarine to the dry ingredients and rub it in with the tip of your fingers until the mixture is crumbly and dry.
- Slowly drizzle some water into the flour mixture in the center. Mix the flour and water until a dough is formed. Knead until you have a smooth, non-sticky, elastic dough.
- Separate the dough into ten equal portions and roll each into a ball.
- Sprinkle flour on a flat work surface and roll out the dough pieces one at a time. Each piece should be wrapped around an egg and rolled into a ball. Repeat until all of the dough pieces have been rolled and wrapped around an egg.
- In a deep frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat and fry the egg rolls in batches (on low or medium heat) until golden brown and crisp on the outside.
- Drain the egg rolls on paper towels after removing them from the oil. Serve it while hot.
If you’re not going to fry the eggs right away, don’t wrap them all at once. Wrap only while frying. The dough will continue to rise around the egg if you don’t.
By the time you fry it, the dough will have lost its snug fit around the egg. Medium heat should be used to fry the egg rolls.
The egg roll will not cook on the inside if it is fried on high heat. Don’t worry, the egg roll will not become soggy in the oil if it is not too hot. To get the best results, use enough oil to deep fry.
In Nigeria, egg roll is popular as street food. It is eaten for breakfast by tea lovers and served as brunch with a glass of cold juice. It can be eaten at any time of day, and it is a very filling snack.
With the recipe we’ve provided, you will be able to make your Nigerian egg rolls at home with ease. Let us know what you think about our recipe and once you’ve tried it out we’ll be glad to know about your experience.