Plantain scotch eggs were on my to do list for a long time. I even recorded an Instagram live video of it and life happened and I didnt post about it. Well closer to the holidays, I felt it was a more appropriate time to share the recipe. This is because these ingredients are already in your house and it would be an easy execution. I normally do a countdown to Christmas with many recipes but this Christmas has been filled with events and jobs from the blog. I promise to do better next year haha.
On another note, I have been on the radio for the past few months every Saturday morning at 9am on classic fm 97.3 lagos discussing recipes. Have any of you caught it? I considered sharing this recipe on the radio but I said wait a minute, I haven’t shared to the people that have been following since. I couldn’t bring myself to do that. Over the next few days, I would share a few recipes that I would be making for my household on Christmas day. Let me know if you try any of them out.
Recipe for Plantain Scotch Eggs
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.
Place in cold water for about 2 minutes and peel the egg and set aside.
Boil your plantain till soft and mash while hot.
Add your seasoning cube, ginger, black pepper and 1 teaspoon of suya powder to the plantain and combine thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, whisk the last egg and set aside.
Using a flat plate, mix the couscous with the breadcrumbs and 1 teaspoon of suya powder and set aside. (I mixed cous cous because I liked the extra crunch. You can use garri as well)
Take your egg and scoop a little of the plantain mash and 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.
I find its best to consume this when its not straight from the pot. Allow it rest a bit but whilst staying warm serve with hot sauce.