Fried Hard Boiled Eggs

When I first saw these, I was fascinated.  What a great way to make a boiled egg tasty with my favorite spices!  Fried hard boiled eggs are a common dish in Nepal, and I think they’re brilliant.  They’re easy to make as long as you don’t burn the spices.  You’ve gotta fry fast!

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4 eggs

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. chile powder
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. ground coriander

Place eggs in a pot of cold water, then bring to a boil.  As soon as water comes to a boil, turn off heat and cover.  After 15 minutes, remove eggs and place in a bowl of ice water.  Peel eggs and set aside.

In a small skillet heat the oil over medium heat.  Add garlic clove and remaining ingredients.  Immediately add the boiled eggs, and using tongs roll the eggs in the pan to coat with the spicy oil.  When the spices become dark remove eggs to a plate and discard oil.  It’s important to not let the spices burn or you will ruin the flavor!

AppetizersEvan Wei-Haas