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Nigerian Egg Roll Recipe

Boiled egg wrapped in a mass of dough and deep-fried. Easy to prepare, inexpensive, and very delicious. It can be eaten as breakfast, an appetizer, or snack with hot sauce or ketchup.
Course Snack
Cuisine African
Keyword easy, homemade
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 265kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp Margarine
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 8-9 Tbsp Water
  • 5 Eggs Boiled


  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  • Add the margarine and use your fingers to blend the margarine into the flour until crumbly.
  • Stir in the beaten egg. The dough should look dry at this point.
  • Begin to introduce the water a little at a time and work the dough till the dough is soft and sticky but still workable.
  • Work the dough for about a minute, then cover it and let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Work the dough again for a couple of seconds to a minute and divide it into five balls.
  • Flatten out each ball of dough on the palm of your hand, drop the egg in the middle of the flattened dough and tightly wrap the dough around each egg.
  • Fry on medium heat until golden brown about 6 to 8 minutes turning it every few minutes.
  • Serve your Egg Roll hot or warm. Enjoy!



  1. Ensure that you have enough oil in your frying pan to deep fry the egg rolls.
  2. It is best to use a tall, wide pan so that the egg rolls can move freely and brown evenly.
  3. If you want less doughy rolls, you can use 6 eggs and divide the dough into 6 parts.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg