Today 20 April 2014 is Easter Sunday Morning in my country ……
When I was a kid I used to go to Sunday school. I remember during Easter Sunday, there would be eggs hunting. It was really fun competing with other kids. Checking all corners of the church, the seat and the grass. I remember that whoever find an egg first will get a reward. I never won but I had fun. Easter eggs hunting is one of things I miss now.
Now that I no longer join eggs hunting or decorating eggs on Easter Sunday, I am thinking of cooking an egg-dish named ‘Hidden Eggs’
Why hidden eggs?
“Hidden eggs’ remind me of my childhood Easter eggs hunting and coincidently, there’s an Indonesian egg recipe called ‘Telur Tersembunyi’ which literally means ‘Hidden Eggs’
The main ingredient of this recipe is eggs but the eggs are wrapped in spicy meat so it is somewhat ‘hidden’
Here’s the recipe of “Telur Tersembunyi”
- 350 grams minced beef
- 2 slices bread soaked in water, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- pepper and salt
- 2 eggs, separate the egg yolks and beat the egg whites
- 5 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled, scored
- bread crumbs
- oil for deep frying
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 200 ml stock
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
- salt & pepper
How to cook the eggs:
- Combine minced beef, bread, nutmeg, salt, pepper and egg yolks.
- Mixed well and divide into 5 portions
- Wrap each hard boiled egg with one portion of the mixture
- Dip it into egg white and roll it over the bread crumbs
- Dip it into egg white and roll it over the bread crumbs one more time
- Deep fry the wrapped eggs until golden brown
To cook the sauce:
- Heat the butter and saute garlic and onion until fragrant, add stock and other ingredients. Cook until the sauce is thickened.
Pour the sauce over eggs and serve with French fries and vegetables
- The Best of Indonesian Cooking by Yasa Boga page 192