Deep-fried soft-boiled egg with crispy bacon salad

Deep-fried soft-boiled egg with crispy bacon salad

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Serves
4
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Tara Fisher

Deep-fried eggs may look like hard work, but they’re so simple. The cooking time is important, and 5½ minutes is perfect for a soft-boiled medium egg – trust me, I’ve done it many times over the years! You end up with different textures from the crispy outside and the soft egg yolk, which makes a nice dressing. Little gem lettuce is one of the best-tasting leaves at the supermarket. To really crisp the leaves up, plunge them into ice-cold water before serving.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
5 eggs
25g flour
25g panko breadcrumbs
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
100g radishes
4 little gem lettuces
1 small bunch fresh chives
8 slices ready-cooked crispy bacon
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add 4 of the eggs and cook for 5½ minutes. Drain, then plunge into iced water.
  2. Lightly beat the remaining egg. Peel the boiled eggs, then coat them in flour, the beaten egg and the breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat the oil to 160°C in a deep-fryer, add the eggs and cook for 1–2 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Meanwhile, thinly slice the radishes and separate the lettuce leaves. Cut the chives into short lengths. Mix together the lettuce, chives and radishes and crumble over the bacon slices.
  5. Divide the salad leaves among the plates and top each one with an egg. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Tags:
James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
quick meals
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