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As Eggs are inseparable to Easter lore, and a good many of you will be wanting for something other than the usual devilled eggs and it is something I so enjoyed on the cruise, here's a recipe for Deep Fried Boiled Eggs. A perfectly wonderful way to take something as healthy as a plain boiled egg and turn it fast-food tasty. Heck- From Passover through Easter- this is a holiday. Celebrate!
Deep Fried Boiled Eggs
4 eggs - Boil for 5 or 6 minutes. Let them cool completely in a bowl of ice water.
Gently Peel away the shells, saving them to add calcium to your greatful garden soil.
Vegetable oil- Heat to temp in a fry baby. Trust me, this under $20 gadget is sooooo much easier than watching the thermometer on a sauce pan.
Set each of the next 3 ingredients into separate shallow bowls. This shall be be your assembly line. Set up near the fryer.
1 Beaten Egg
1/ 4 Cup Biscuit Mix with salt and pepper to taste*
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs- homemade or Panko-style
When the oil is bubbly hot, roll boiled egg in flour, the beaten egg, (repeat if needed to get a thin, but solid coating) then one last roll in the bread crumbs.
Drop gently into the oil with a slotted spoon. You can do one at a time as this step goes very quickly- probably in under a minute. Fry until the eggs jacket has turned into the desired golden color where your brain screams "delicious" at you. Then carefully lift to drain on a wire rack.
For brunch - what would round out a fine meal? First- pick out the setting. No question here, it is our patio. Then set in ice something light and bubbly to drink. A California Brut is classic. Then generously slice your favorite heated ham into generous chunks. Add a handful of roasted spears of asparagus with just a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce over which a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts completes entry to Nirvana.
To tempt your man to the point where he indulges to the point where he must undo his belt at the table (as a sign of appreciation, of course) perhaps thick slices of tomatoes topped with just a confetti of chives, fresh pepper and sea salt.
Hand feed your beloved with strawberries or sweet grapes.... then if you over-indulged at the mall- this is the best time to confess):-
*Fine with just salt and pepper. you can season these up with a bit of Parmigiano- Reggiano and freshly grated nutmeg added to the biscuit mix.