You might be tired of eggs being boiled and scrambled every time you sit down in front of the dining table to eat your meal. Do you know that there is another delightful way to enjoy egg while adding a Filipino touch? Yes! You would just love one of the famous street foods here in the Philippines made of chicken egg- Tokneneng.
Tokneneng are boiled chicken eggs coated with orange-tinted batter and deep fried in oil. Tokneneng is a very popular, inexpensive, easy to prepare, and extremely addictive street food found throughout the Philippines. It is a perfect afternoon snack dipped in vinegar with crushed garlic and chopped red chili.
Here is a recipe of Tokneneng you can personally cook. Tokneneng tastes the best when eaten freshly cooked and hot.
1 dozen peeled hard boiled chicken eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
few drops of food coloring (orange)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place the boiled chicken eggs and ¼ cup of flour in a clean plastic bag oor with zip lock
2. Seal the bag by tying and shake them until eggs are evenly coated with flour.
3. Mix all remaining ingredients except cooking oil.
4. With a fork, mix it to a smooth batter.
5. Dump those little eggs to the batter.
6. Heat enough cooking oil for deep frying in a deep, frying pan.
7. Spoon out those eggs from the batter and chuck it in the hot cooking oil.
8. Wait until the coating turns crispy for about a minute or so.
9. Served best with vinegar with chili and sliced cucumber and seaweed.