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Garri-crusted [Chicken] Scotch Eggs

by on September 28, 2016
 

When your goals are soft, jellied yolks, you know you’ve hit a home run with this chicken mince scotch eggs, coated in a yaji/suya-spice, garri crust. Garri makes a delightful crust instead of breadcrumbs. Gluten-free too.

When your goals are soft, jellied yolks, you know you've hit a home run. These gladdened my eyes and heart - suya-spiced, garri-crusted chicken scotch eggs. To make this, you'll need to: 1. Boil your eggs to perfection. And perfection is whatever you li

These gladdened my eyes and heart. To make this, you’ll need to:

1. Boil your eggs to perfection. And perfection is whatever you like. I cooked my eggs in boiled, simmering water for ten minutes then dunked in cold water immediately after. They were perfectly medium-boiled. I try to pull them out a minute or two to the texture I like because I think they’ll cook a bit more in the fryer.

2. The mince is the trickiest part – to season properly, and also to have enough, especially if you’re winging it…like I did. I seasoned with my scent leave paste – a mix of blended spring onions, chilies, ground ginger, garlic, scent leaves and salt. Then I did a taste test by pan-frying a portion small portion, after which I adjusted accordingly.

3. The crust is a mix of garri and suya spice.

4. Use enough chicken mince mix to wrap the eggs so they don’t split.

Garri makes a delightful crust instead of breadcrumbs. Gluten-free too. Perfectly rolled 😊, right?

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5. Refrigerate the eggs for an hour or so/ pop in the deep freezer for a bit then fry in hot oil for 5-6 minutes turning frequently… or bake in the muffin pans at 230 degrees C till golden, from 18 – 20 minutes (haven’t tried this in ages)

My daughter warned me about using too little mince – this is the result. But…they were delish still

Once cooked, remove from heat, allow cool down and then serve. I like to cut mine in quarters, which I often serve with beer pepper sauce. Delicious to the eyes and on the tongue. The crust the garri creates is stunning – really crunchy. 

And when your goals are perfectly golden, jellied yolks, you know you’ve hit a homerun. Peace and love xxx

Suya-spiced, garri-crusted chicken scotch eggs. I cooked my eggs in boiled, simmering water for ten minutes then dunked in cold water immediately after. They were perfect. #perfecteggs #eggs #scot