Eggs in the Nest :-) !

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Yes! Eggs in the nest! Hardboiled egg wrapped in a layer of mildly seasoned mashed potato, coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried!


If you are thinking how I got the title for this post, it is from the photo below! I named this post after I photographed the dish and it kinda felt apt. Doesn’t it?

Eggs n Nest

I vaguely remember how I know this dish. I remember tasting this dish for the first time when my cousin made it at home. It was probably during my good old school days. Then I remember asking my mom to make it a couple of times. After that, I don’t think I had it again. Truly, I have had this dish very few times that I can hardly remember what it tasted like. However, for some reason the ‘idea’ of wrapping the egg and frying it always remained in my mind.

This dish is nothing but hardboiled egg wrapped in a layer of mildly seasoned mashed potato, coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried! As you bite it, you make way through the crispy crunchy crust, soft mashed potato mantle and to the core, the boiled egg. The journey through the different layers of distinct flavor and texture is definitely something worth asking for more!

Hard-boiled Eggs- 4 medium (Shell peeled)
Potatoes- 2 large
Breadcrumbs- 1 cup
All purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Chili Powder- 1 tbsp
Black pepper-1 tbsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- for deep frying

Boil potatoes until soft and cooked.

Peel the boiled potatoes and place in a bowl. Using a fork, mash the potatoes.

Add red chili powder, black and salt, to the mashed potatoes and mix well.

You can use any seasoning of your choice.

Divide the potato mixture into four, take a quarter of it, mould it around one of the eggs. Make sure that the potato coating is even all around the egg.

Mix all purpose flour and some water to make medium thick batter.

Dip the egg ball in the batter and then roll it in breadcrumbs.

Slide the eggs carefully into a pan of hot oil, and let them gently fry for a few minutes. Nudge them with a ladle every now and then to turn them over.

When the eggs turn golden brown, remove from the oil, drain on paper towel and allow it to cool.

Slice in half and eat greedily!


R Karthick said...

Woah.. This looks like a easy enough recipe to try out and have to say looks yummy too! So can besan replace all purpose flour? Great pics, once again pavi!

foodzone said...

They look so cute and yummy!

TheYummyMorsel said...

Thanks, Karthick. Yes, you can replace flour with besan but it will taste a little different.
All you need is something that will help the bread crumbs stick to it.As an alternative you can dip it in beaten egg,roll it in breadcrumbs and fry.

TheYummyMorsel said...


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