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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 preciouscore.com
  • 6 hardboiled eggs - peeled
  • 2 cups flour (250 grams) plus more for kneading
  • ½ teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter at room temperature)
  • ¼ 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.