Nigerian Egg roll is totally different from the popular Chinese Egg Roll. In Nigeria, we prepare our version of Egg Roll just as the name implies. It is boiled Egg wrapped in a mass of dough and deep-fried.
Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
2 Cups of Flour
1 beaten Egg
1 Tsp Baking powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
2 Tbsp Margarine
8-9 Tbsp Water
5 Boiled Eggs
2 Tbsp Sugar
In a large bowl, mix together the Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Sugar and Nutmeg
Use your fingers to blend the Margarine into the flour until it’s crumbly.
Add the beaten egg and mix together. The dough should look dry at this point.
Begin to introduce the water a little at a time and work the dough till dough is soft and sticky but still workable.
work the dough for about a minute then cover it and let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Work the dough again for a couple of seconds to a minute and divide it into 5.
Tightly wrap each of the dough around each Egg.
Fry on a medium heat turning over and over again until it’s golden brown.
Serve your Egg Roll hot or warm. Enjoy!
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Do not wrap all the eggs at once except you are ready to fry them right away. Only wrap what you can fry immediately. Otherwise, it if all eggs are wrapped and kept, the dough around each egg will continue to rise. This will cause the dough to lose its snug fit around the egg by the time you fry.
The Nigerian Egg Roll should be fried on a medium heat. Frying it on a high heat will prevent the Egg Roll from cooking on the inside. Don’t worry the Egg Roll will not get soggy in the Oil as long as the Oil is not cold.
Use enough Oil to deep fry in other to get the best result.
You can also bake this if you choose to, but the Egg Roll will not be as soft on the inside as the deep fried one.