Learn how to make sweet and savoury plantain scotch egg
These is a lovely snack you’ll mostly find in traffic and in shops on the roadside but the plantain twist is quite rare.
Plantain scotch eggs taste better and sweeter than the normal ones you are accustomed to. This is a very lovely snack you can make for yourself and your family during the weekend.
1 finger of Ripe plantain
2 teaspoons of Suya powder
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 seasoning cube
1/ teaspoon of grated ginger
1/2 cup of Bread crumbs
2 teaspoons of Couscous (optional)
Oil for frying
- Boil 2 of your eggs for about 5-7 minutes. Remove it and put them in cold water for about 2 minutes then peel the eggs and set them aside.
- In a pot under medium heat, peel and boil your plantain till soft then mash it while still hot.
- Add your seasoning cube, ginger, black pepper and 1 teaspoon of suya powder to the plantain and combine thoroughly.
- Whisk the last egg in a separate bowl and set aside.
- Mix the cous cous and breadcrumbs with 1 teaspoon of suya powder on a flat plate then set it aside. The cous cous is only used because it gives an extra crunch to it, another alternative is garri.
- Take the boiled eggs and scoop a little of the plantain mash to mould the eggs lightly. Rub some vegetable oil on your hands so the plantain doesn’t stick to your hands as much.
- When you have moulded lightly, dip the plantain egg ball in the whisked egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs and set aside.
- Heat up your vegetable oil for deep frying and when it’s hot, place your plantain scotch eggs and fry till golden brown. Take them out and place them on kitchen papers till they are warm.
Your plantain scotch egg is ready! Eat it warm alone or you can serve it with hot sauce.