As some of you may be aware, a boiled egg (seasoned well) and a big bowl of baby peas is my favourite meal. It sounds very simple, and it is, but I think I've just found a way to spruce it up! Welcome, deep-fried egg. It's pretty much what you'd expect, but, at the same time, it's surprisingly awesome. Crunchy shell, soft white and that gooey, inky yolk. Season the flour well because salt and pepper are best friends with eggs!
What you'll need:
1 egg, lightly beaten (to coat)
1/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
4 eggs (to cook)
Salt and pepper
Vegetable or peanut oil (about 1 litre)
What to do:
Combine the 4 lightly beaten eggs with the buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Place the flour in another shallow bowl and season generously with salt and pepper. Add the bread crumbs to another shallow bowl.
Set a saucepan of water on the stove to boil. Once boiling, add the remaining 4 eggs. Cook for 5 minutes and remove. Run the eggs under cold water until they feel cold. Carefully peel the eggs - the white should be just cooked.
Place a frypan over medium-high heat and fill about 2cm deep with oil. While this is heating, roll each egg in the flour, egg/buttermilk mixture and finally, in the bread crumbs. Rest on a plate until the oil has heated. (Test it by dropping in a breadcrumb which should sizzle immediately.)
Fry each egg for around one minute, turning, until golden all over. Drain on paper towel and enjoy!