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Plantain Scotch Eggs

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Recipe for Plantain Scotch Eggs

Ingredients

1 finger of Ripe plantain

3 Eggs

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

Method

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.

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Remove and discard the chicken giblets. Pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Cut the lemons in quarters, place 2 quarters in the chicken along with the garlic and reserve the rest of the lemons. Brush the outside of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the chicken in a small (11 by 14-inch) roasting pan. (If the pan is too large, the onions will burn.) Place the reserved lemons and the sliced onions in a large bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Pour the mixture around the chicken in the pan.

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  • Prep 10 m

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  • Ready In 55 m

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  2. Mix flax mixture, black beans, panko bread crumbs, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl until combined. Form batter into 4 patties; arrange on a plate. Chill in refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes.
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  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Cook onions and beef cubes until beef is browned and onions are tender.
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