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Nigerian Egg rolls: How To Make Crunchy Egg Rolls

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Nigerian Egg rolls have been one of my Nigerian favourite snacks right from the onset. I love its richness, thickness, and the crispiness on the outside and inside.

For some years back, traveling on the luxury buses used to be fun, simply because there would always be egg rolls to munch on as the journey progresses.

In fact, I was always looking out for it, especially on Lagos/Ibadan expressway traffic, Just to calm my nerves. That’s the extent to which I love Nigerian Egg rolls.

Some Nigerians refer to this as Scotch eggs. Scotch eggs are wrapped in sausages but the Nigerian Egg rolls are wrapped in a generous amount of dough.

They’re basically boiled eggs that are wrapped in the dough and deep-fried immediately. They’re round in shape, this is because they’re wrapped around the eggs.

Nigerian Egg Rolls

By the time I started making this at home, I began to love egg rolls the more. Freshly homemade Nigerian egg rolls are crunchy, gratifying, and they’re simply the best.

The ingredients used for this recipe are simple and easy to find in any grocery store around you.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve made this. I can have it for breakfast, lunch, lunch pack for kiddies lunch boxes, or even for dinner sometimes with some chilled drinks. Yummy, yummy in my Tommy, LOL.

Trust me, this recipe is everything you’ll need to make perfect freshly homemade Nigerian Egg rolls. You won’t need another, you have it right here!

So what are we waiting for? Lets dive into the recipe right away!

Ingredients for Nigerian Egg Rolls

600 grams of Flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon nutmeg

3 tablespoon Sugar

150 grams of butter/margarine

2 eggs

1/2 cup of cold milk

How to make Nigerian Egg Rolls

  • Drop the eggs in the pot, add some water, and some salt. The salt would allow for easy removal of the shell after they’re properly cooked.
  • The next thing is to sieve all your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl: flour, nutmeg, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Give them a good stir and make sure they are well combined.
  • Add the butter and mix very well until it gives a crumbly texture (use your butter straight from the refrigerator if you can).
  • Add your eggs one after the other(cold eggs) and mix them thoroughly.
  • Now start adding the milk bit by bit to form a dough. You might end up not using all the milk because we have sometimes, different texture of butter and egg sizes. This might have an effect in the dough, at this point some dough might still be hard while some are soft already. So add the milk or the water bit by bit until the desired result is achieved.

*The dough should not be too soft or too add to work on.

  • When the desired consistency is achieved, mold it round, drop it in bowl, cover it and let it sit and relax in the refrigerator between 20-30 minutes.

Wrapping the Nigerian Egg Rolls

  • So let’s start wrapping the dough around the eggs.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal sizes. Take them one after the other, roll it on the mat a little bit, not too flat because the inside should be a bit thick. That’s when you’ll enjoy this the most.
Nigerian Egg Rolls
Nigerian Egg Rolls
  • Put the dough in your palm. Put an egg in the middle of the dough and wrap in the dough. mold it very well in your palms, to be sure it’s well sealed. (this is done to avoid being unwrapped when frying).
Nigerian Egg Rolls
Nigerian Egg Rolls

Lets Start Frying

  • Place your deep frying pot on medium heat, pour the frying oil. (oil should not be too hot or too cold. It should be on medium temperature so that it doesn’t get soaked in the oil or uncooked).
  • Start dropping the wrapped egg rolls in the oil one after the other. You should not fry everything at once, maybe 2-3 times to give space for maneuvering. We don’t want them to break in the process.
Nigerian Egg Rolls
  • Fry between 6-8 minutes. Flip from side to side, when both sides are well cooked and golden brown, the egg rolls are ready to be consumed.
Nigerian Egg Rolls
  • Enjoy in the morning with tea or coffee and in the afternoon with any chilled drinks of your choice.

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Nigerian Egg Rolls

Nigerian Egg Rolls: How To Make Crunchy Egg Rolls

Nigerian Egg rolls as the name implies are basically boiled eggs that are wrapped in the dough and deep-fried immediately. They’re round in shape, this is because they’re wrapped around the eggs.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: African,, Nigerian
Keyword: Nigerian Egg Rolls
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Tinuola

Equipment

  • Deep frying pot

Ingredients

  • 8 boiled eggs
  • 600 grams flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoon Sugar
  • 150 grams of butter/margarine/ 50-50
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of cold milk

Instructions

  • Drop the eggs in the pot, add some water, and some salt. The salt would allow easy removal of the shell.
  • The next thing is to sieve all your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl: Flour, Nutmeg, Sugar, salt, and baking powder. Give them a good stir and make sure they are well combined.
  • Add the butter and mix very well until it gives a crumbly texture (use your butter straight from the refrigerator if you can).
  • Add your beaten eggs (cold eggs) and mix them thoroughly.
  • Now start adding the milk bit by bit to form a dough.
  • When the desired consistency is achieved, mold it round like a ball, drop it back in the bowl, cover it, and let it sit and relax in the refrigerator between 20-30 minutes.

Wrapping the Nigerian Egg Rolls

  • So let’s start wrapping the dough around the eggs.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal sizes.
  • Take them one after the other, roll it on the mat a little bit, not too flat because the inside should be a bit thick. That’s when you’ll enjoy this the most).
  • Put the dough in the middle of your palm. Put an egg in the middle of the dough and wrap the egg in the dough. Roll them very well in your palms, to be sure it’s well sealed. (this is done to avoid being unwrapped while frying).

Lets Start Frying

  • Place your deep frying pot on medium heat, pour the frying oil. 
  • Start dropping the wrapped egg rolls in the oil one after the other
  • Fry between 6-8 minutes. Flip from side to side and when both sides are well cooked and golden brown, the egg rolls are ready to be consumed.
  • Enjoy in the morning with tea or coffee and in the afternoon with any chilled drinks of your choice.

Notes

You can always divide this recipe into half you don’t want to make this much. For instance, half of this recipe would make 4 egg rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 440mg | Sugar: 11g

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