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.

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!

You can watch me walk you through the process of making the egg rolls from start to finish. To make sure you do not miss any of my awesome cooking videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe.

Watch how to make African Egg Rolls:-


5 from 1 vote
African Egg Rolls - African Scotch Eggs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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'.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
Servings: 6 egg rolls
Author: Precious of
  • 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
  1. 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.

  2. Flour board and place dough on top. Knead, sprinkling with flour as kneaded until the dough is smooth (about 2-3 minutes).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Enjoy as it is or with wome West African hot pepper sauce!

Recipe Notes

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.

Other scotch egg recipes on the blog:

Have a great weekend, my friends!pre-signature-pro


  1. Just made some Precious.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Nice I had seen wandasin d name of scotch eggs recipes.but this tymi think its d best n weekend will b wonderful.thku precious

  3. This has been my recent craving once I step out of the house and I’m lazy to make them myself.I need to do better o!!

  4. Thanks a lot Precious for all your recipes.
    I really love and enjoy when I make my own food and you’ve really been a great help.

  5. Akahara Pauline

    Awesome. I will try it right away. Thank you!

  6. Wow thnks dear its wandaful atleast you have taught me somthg thnks

  7. Akwa steph

    Woow.i love anything dat concern flour.i also love how u made the egg roll.thanks so much Aunty. Precious. I have learnt alot from ur recipes.

  8. Testimony: Hi Precious I have been your silent admirer on the blog. I might be slow in communication or commenting, but God alone would bless the work of your hands even more for equipping women with the know-how to take care of their families. Especially in challenging contemporary settings away from our fatherland. I feel so blessed getting to communicate with a great dynamic person like you. You remain the perfect Library for me to facilitate my great passion for cooking. I would not hesitate to make the scotch eggs this week end as I love them as well. I like your recipes as they are so straight forward and produce great results. When I read about your garden testimony it was interesting. I had planned to make a great garden myself. Just like you said the tomatoes did not do well . They formed nice large fruits but before they mature to start getting ripe, they start getting rotten at the bottom. I counted about 16 green tomatoes on one tree but I could not have two good ones from there. I felt uncomfortable as I wondered what I needed to do to ensure a good yield. Good enough I could have some green peppers that consoled me. Then I am enjoying the aloe Vera and lemon grass , etc. My greatest wish is to plant ‘ njamanjama ‘ next season. Remain blessed.

    • Awww Jocelyn, I’m so blessed to read from you!
      At least your tomatoes bore some fruits. Hopefully I will do better next time. And planting Njama Njama is such a great idea. Hopefully it does well. Thanks for writing, dear.

  9. Sona Visnelda

    Wow am blessed to have someone like you who motivate me every time I watch your recipe how to make food.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration and remain bless. God will continue giving you that strength

  10. Hey precious!!! Its been a wonderful thing to follow your recipes. I tell u the truth i haved followed you for a long time but dunno why i dont comment sef ooo. I loge egg rolls and will buy as much as i can any time i go home. I tried a recipe ones and failed big time. The interior was not cooked and in short the toli long. I have desired to try your recipe, but didnt have de courage. Today i made up my mind to try it this weekend.
    What pushed me especially is the successful banana cake i made for hubby for his befdae yest. (he has requested this for weeks)
    Thanks very much precious. U are 100 darlings in one. God bless you

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