African Egg Rolls

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You guys, the blog has been very ‘minimalist’ these days, aye? What do you do when you film two complete videos – one on how to make homemade suya spice and one on how to make suya using homemade suya spice; then you sit down days after to edit and notice that more than half of the footage is not there? Trying times people, trying times. I felt so bad that the hard work I put into two videos went down the drain but I’m definitely going to shoot those videos again. I’m not giving up! Thank God, I shot another video, which is that of these African egg rolls.

African egg roll video recipe

Some people actually call these scotch eggs but according to my food and nutrition teacher, they are egg rolls. They are not the same thing as the Chinese egg rolls also know as spring rolls.

This snack is made by wrapping hardboiled eggs in dough then deep frying. The dough tastes like a fancy kind of bread then when you dig deeper with your teeth, you discover the egg inside, which is like a hidden treasure. I love enjoying it with this pepper sauce to get ‘the whole experience’.

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These “African scotch eggs” are widely enjoyed in Nigeria and Cameroon but just anyone can fall in love with them. They make a great snack, party food or picnic food. And let me tell you – they disappear fast once I make them!

Also, they are quite easy. All you need to do is boil some eggs and mix some dough. Then egg meets dough and they get married. Then egg and dough meet oil and fry to perfection. Insanely delish!

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Watch how to make African Egg Rolls:-

Basket of African egg rolls.

African Egg Rolls - African Scotch Eggs

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These are egg rolls the way my food and nutrition madame taught me. Hardboiled eggs are rolled in dough then deep fried. Enjoy with some African hot pepper sauce to get 'the whole experience'.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 egg rolls


  • 6 hardboiled eggs - peeled
  • 2 cups flour (250 grams) plus more for kneading
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter at room temperature)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • Oil for frying


  • In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar, yeast and margarine until well incorporated. Add beaten egg then mix, add in water and mix to form a sticky dough.
  • Flour board and place dough on top. Knead, sprinkling with flour as kneaded until the dough is smooth (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Cut the dough into six equal portions. Roll out one part then place a hardboiled egg in the middle and cover with the dough. Use your hands to mold until it forms a smooth (or almost smooth haha!) ball or oval. Repeat process with all the eggs and parts of dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan for about 5-10 minutes. Place the egg rolls in the oil and let them cook for about 10 minutes until nice and golden brown. Flip the sides halfway through cooking.
  • Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Enjoy as it is or with wome West African hot pepper sauce!


Ensure that your hardboiled eggs are patted dry with paper towel before covering them with dough. If they are not dry enough, your dough will be soggy.
No need to let the dough rise in this recipe.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
Calories: 286
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  1. So I finally did these today! That rolling the egg in the dough no easy oh…😂😂😂.

    I loved the taste! Thanks Precious ❤️😘.