Joel’s Food Fight Blogpost
Craving for some succulent deep fried eggy puff? Well then this blog will certainly satisfy that yearning!
This is going to be a very simple anyone-can-make kinda recipe, well, I call it the Golden Egg. The gold color comes from deep frying it in, of course Palm oil.
In this dish, we will be serving 2 items, a salad, deep fried egg, and not forgetting the homemade mayo.
Item number 1.
Palm oil dressing for salad.
Item you will need are:
1. Palm oil (of course); 50 ml
2. Lemon juice (this helps to dissolve the oil); 30 ml
3. Diced Shallots
4. Mixed herbs – Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley. All finely chopped
5. Seasoning – Paprika and salt
The steps are simple, finely chop all the above dry items, toss ’em all together and let them chill, literally chill in the fridge for about 40 minutes, you can actually use pre-infused oils for more fragrance.
Some people feel that using palm oil may actually be too fatty, well to a certain extend yes. But no one is asking you to down a bottle. A healthy serving of palm oil will actually do you some good! It is in fact, rich in Vitamin E, a natural moisturizer and also a natural antioxidant.
Item Number 2
A straightforward recipe is always the best!
1. Egg yolks – Two of ’em
2. Lemon juice or vinegar – 30 ml
3. Palm oil – 100 ml
4. Seasoning to taste
In a mixing bowl, add the egg yolk, (add mustard if you have), using a whisk, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Trickle the palm oil in, like a thin line of thread into the mixing bowl, and continue whisking. The theory is to incorporate air into the mixture. Add in the lemon juice or vinegar at any point when your mixture has a nice firm texture, and top it off with seasoning. Don’t forget to check for the consistency of your mayo! Use a spoon to scoop the mayo, and if coats the back of your spoon smoothly then you have the perfect mayo.
Last item, Deep Fried Meringue!!
Been cracking my head on how to make an interesting egg item as it has to be fast, simple enough for everyone to follow, and not forgetting delicious as well. So, I came up with this! Deep fried meringue. Deep fried meringue isn’t exactly new, but it has been often featured as a dessert item. Well, I guess its no harm making a starter out of it as well
For this you will need,
1. Egg whites – Four of ’em – (use the one from making mayo.)
2. Cream of tartar – 5 grams
3. Normal flour – 30 grams – Mix the dry ingredients first
4. Seasoning – to taste
5. Egg yolk – One only
In a mixing bowl, with high speed, whisk the egg whites till fluffy, once your mixture have reach a soft peak ( use a spoon to pull the meringue up, if it falls back halfway at the peak, then you have it right), slowly incorporate in the pre-mixed dry items, continue to mix at high speed for 10 seconds. This time, when you test the meringue, it has to be a firm peak, the tip should not drop after pulled.
Now to dress it up.
Using a large ladle, scoop up the meringue, dig up a hole in the middle then carefully drop the egg yolk in the center. Cover up the egg yolk with more meringue.
In a pre heated pot with palm oil, gently lower the ladle into the oil. The meringue should quickly take up a golden color (hence called golden egg) and puff up nicely before a minute ends. Pick up the golden egg, and dry the oil using a kitchen towel.
Finally you can plate your golden egg and Ta Da!!! Don’t forget to use chilled salad to toss with your salad dressing yeah. Wait! Don’t forget to décor with some edible flowers, presentation is as important as the taste yea =)
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