Sunday, 10 May 2015

Potato Crusted Runny Eggs

I was served these eggs in one of the ultimate Game Reserve near Kruger National Park in South Africa , at 6 in the morning when we took a breakfast break in the midst of the jungle . The safari jeeps stopped in a predesignated area - a mobile kitchen arrived and bingo I witnessed these eggs being made - the memory lingered on but somehow I couldn't pluck up the guts to handle and peel such soft cooked eggs .Am still to perfect the art - and my success rate is 50 % still - but the end result is so satisfying.
Boil and mash potatoes , flavor them to taste and keep ready.
Keep a FREEZING bowl of water and ice cubes ready.
Egg Wash to coat potatoes beaten and ready.
Crumbs / Rava ready to coat crusted eggs.
A kadhai with hot oil ready .
Bring sufficient water to boil , adding salt and a tablespoon of vinegar to it , gently spoon in 3-4 eggs and bring allow them to boil 4 minutes by the stopwatch ! Remove from water , dip into freezing water for 30 seconds and get peeling them - this is the tough part as they are semi cooked and wobbly like my belly .
On greased palms flatten mashed potato and gently encase an egg.Smooth out the surface , dip into egg wash , coat with crumbs - remember your oil has to be medium hot and waiting and give the eggs a DEEP fry till colored - maybe 30-45 seconds.
Remove from the oil , allow the egg to rest a minute to harden the crusted surface - say a prayer VERY SINCERELY as you deftly cut the egg open !

Sikandalous Cuisine

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