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?
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!