Recipe By Michael
Egg roll was my favorite food when I was still in Uganda. I used to like cooking it every day as my breakfast or dessert. Since I joined THirteen: A Social Enterprise and started using our spices, I thought I would try cooking my favourite dish using some of our spices. Cooking this Ugandan egg roll with the Xawaash spice made taste a little sweeter and with the Pili Pili it added a nice kick. I hope my favourite becomes one of your favourites too!
- 7 Eggs or however many egg rolls you want, this recipe is for 7
- Another 3 or 4 eggs for the egg wash
- ¼ of a cup of oil
- 1 onion
- 3 potatoes
- 1 ½ tsp of Any of Thirteens spice mix (Pili Pili gives a nice kick to the dish or Xawaash for a sweeter richer flavour)
- 1 tsp of salt
- ¾ cup of Mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups of Flour
Boil the eggs for about 8 minutes. You can tell when then eggs have reached a hard boil when the shell and egg separate and you can feel the egg shake around in the shell.
Peel and dice the potatoes and put then in a pot with water to boil.
While the potatoes are boiling, dice and fry the onions with oil in a large pan until they brown slightly.
At this point the potatoes should be boiled. Mash them in the pot and then reduce the heat and put the mashed potatoes in the pan with the fried onions.
Add salt and your Thirteen spice mix of choice and continue mixing or mashing while adding the mozzarella cheese.
Mix again for about 3 minutes with the heat turned on low until the cheese is melted.
Remove from heat. While the potato mix is cooling de-shell the eggs. And set up your egg wash and flour bowls.
Add Oil to a deep pan (you will be frying the egg roll in this oil. Depending on how much oil you want to use you can either fill in about three inches so the egg roll is fully submerged or you can fill it about an inch and rotate the egg roll as you fry it.
Once the potato mix is cooled, form the mashed potatoes around the hard boiled egg. Again, how much coating is up to you. If you prefer a thicker coating as you see in our picture you can do that, or if you prefer a thinner coating that works as well.
Cote the egg roll in egg wash and then in flour.
Fry the egg role and wait for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or in total depending on how much oil you used.
Rest them on a paper towel for a couple minutes and then they are ready to go!