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How to prepare a deep fried Egg

deep fried egg
Eggs with crispy breadcrumbs coat. See this article for how to make deep fried egg.

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Deep fried eggs are such a wonderful thing that I would like to show you. The baked eggs get a crispy coating with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and are a feast for the eyes!

You can serve the crispy eggs with a salad or in a soup as a shining center. For guests I like to prepare the egg dish with mashed potatoes and serve an impressive, vegetarian and warm starter.

The following article shows you variations of the breading and ideas for great combinations. The step-by-step instructions will help you cook yourself. I wish you good luck!

1. Deep fried Egg, the ingredients

For the egg frying you need:

We want to bring the eggs to the plate in top quality and warm. Therefore we prepare the breaded eggs shortly before serving.

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The herb soup with deep fried egg is a great dish for guests. I like to serve the soup on Maundy Thursday. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Variations of the breading

You can bread the eggs flexibly with different ingredients. You always need the flour or starch and the raw egg so that the breadcrumbs stick well to the soft boiled egg.

The table also gives you an idea of suitable dishes…

For Breading DescriptionFits to
Panko flourBreadcrumbs from the Japanese kitchen.Soups and salads as well as Asian dishes.
breadcrumbsBaker’s crumbs made of white bread. Traditional home recipe, soups, salads, appetizers.
Bread CrumbBreadcrumbs from white bread without rind.Gourmet dishes, starters, salads, soups of the high cuisine.
Fine corn flourKnown as polenta, fine or large corn semolina.For the gluten-free version, goes well with all flavours.
Chickpea flourFlour made from finely ground chick peas.Goes well with various dishes & Indian cuisine.
GranolaMuesli mixtures without fruit and chocolate.Exciting appearance, suitable for many dishes.
Sesame seedsSesame seeds light and dark.Fits Asian dishes and fusion cuisine.
Breaded egg when frying
The breaded egg photographed in vegetable fat while frying.

3. Prepare fried Eggs Step by Step

The following photo tutorial shows you how to prepare and prepare the food simply and at a glance.

Breaded egg when frying
Take fresh organic eggs out of the fridge one hour before preparation and allow to cook until soft.
Boil eggs
Cook the raw eggs in the shell in boiling water for 5 minutes until they are soft.
Peel the boiled egg
Carefully whip the soft boiled eggs at the tip and peel them under cold running water.
Peeled and soft-boiled eggs
The peeled cooked eggs in a bowl, I cut an egg for the photo. © Thomas Sixt
Bread the peeled egg in flour
Turn the peeled eggs in flour so that the breadcrumbs stick well when deep-frying.
Bread the floured egg
Turn the flour-coated egg into the beaten egg. © Thomas Sixt
Eggs in breadcrumbs
Bread the boiled and peeled eggs in breadcrumbs. © Thomas Sixt
Breaded egg when frying
Breaded egg baked in vegetable fat and photographed. © Thomas Sixt
Fried eggs
Fried eggs with crispy breadcrumbs. © Thomas Sixt
sliced, baked eggs
Fried eggs cut open with soft yolk. © Thomas Sixt
sorrel soup
Soup with sorrel and fried egg © Thomas Sixt

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