Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Paprika Spiced Eggs

Servings: 6-10

  • Eggs - 12, hard boiled, shelled
  • Onion - 1 med, thinly sliced, lengthwise
  • Fresh Paprika / Red capsicum- 1 lrg, seeded & thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Paprika powder - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • 1. Once the eggs are cooled and shelled, with a knife make some shallow scars on the surface all around the egg. This will allow the spices to stick by creating a ruff surface.
  • 2. On a plate sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the paprika powder and 1/2 tsp salt. roll the eggs on the mixture to coat all around evenly.
  • 3. In a pan heat 3 tbsp of oil, and saute the eggs for about 3-4 min till all are browned and crispy all over
  • 4. Remove the eggs and rest it on a plate. Add the onions and the red peppers to the pan. If required add a bit more oil, however you should not need to.
  • 5. In half a cup of water mix the remaining paprika powder, salt, sugar, cumin and chili powder. Add the mixture to the onions and peppers. Saute till the water evaporates.
  • 6. Return the eggs back to pan, stir to combine everything and coat the eggs with the onion mixture all over. Saute for 2-3 min. Serve warm.


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