Introduction: Drop Fried Coin Egg Bites (Low Fat Breakfast)

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Introduction: This recipe is made using a new frying technique called “Drop Frying”. As the name suggests, drop frying uses few drops of oil.

Comparison of different frying techniques is given below:

  1. Deep Frying: It uses large quantity of oil. The batter is dipped in hot oil. As we go on frying batch after batch, the oil starts to become thick and trans-fat is generated. Trans-fat is very harmful for health. Also, deep fried items absorb more oil and have higher calories.
  2. Shallow Frying: It uses moderate amount of oil. As the oil is poured in a flat pan, it spreads. Therefore all the oil is not utilized for frying. This also generates moderate amounts of trans-fat. The calorie contents are moderate.
  3. Drop Frying: It uses special pan called “Paniyaram Pan” or “Takoyaki Pan” as shown in Fig.1. It consists of semi-spherical molds. Few drops of oil are put in each mold. Then batter is added in each mold. Following are the advantages of Drop Frying:
    1. Drop frying uses 80% less oil, hence less calories.
    2. Uses fresh drops of oil for each batch hence no trans-fat.
    3. Heat is focused inside the mold on the batter. Hence uniform frying takes place.
    4. Much safer as compared with deep frying as no need to handle large quantity of hot oil

For more recipes using drop frying and for videos please click following links:

[1] Drop Fried Vada Pav

[2] Drop Fried Bread - Coconut sweet

[3] Indian Sweet: Balusha

[4] For free access to the book please click on the link below:
http://www.amazon.in/Drop-Fried-Healthy-Snacks-Co...

[5] Link for Paniyaram Pan

http://www.amazon.com/premier-Non-Stick-Paniyaram...

Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients: Following items are required for making Egg Bites:

  1. Eggs - 2
  2. Chopped onion - 1 medium size
  3. All purpose flour - 3 tea spoon (All purpose flour can be substituted with healthier oats. Please see my comment in the comments section)
  4. Chopped Coriander leaves - 2 tea spoon
  5. Freshly ground pepper powder - ¼ tea spoon
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil for frying - 2 tea spoons

Step 2: Preparing the Batter

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To make the batter, break two eggs in a bowl. Add chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves, pepper powder and salt. Mix and beat well. Now add all purpose flour. Again beat well till the batter becomes uniform.

Step 3: Pre-heat Paniyaram Pan

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Pre heat Paniyaram Pan on slow heat. Once the pan is hot, put few drops of oil in each mold of the pan.

Step 4: Pour Egg Batter in the Molds

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Pour batter in each of the molds as shown in figures. Allow it to get fried for about 3 minutes.

Step 5: Flip the Egg Bites for Uniform Cooking

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Flip the egg bites for uniform cooking as shown in figures. Allow it to fry for another 3 minutes. If necessary flip them inside the molds till all are fried properly.

Step 6: Serve the Egg Bites

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Drop Fried low fat quick breakfast is ready. This is a complete breakfast as we do not need bread. The bread has been substituted by all purpose flour. Take out the egg bites in a dish as shown in figure.. Serve the egg bites along with tomato sauce and orange juice.

Step 7: Variation

  1. All purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour. This is a healthier choice.
  2. If someone likes to eat hot and spicey, pepper powder can be substituted by red chili powder or finely chopped green chilies.
  3. Chopped mushrooms and chopped capsicum can be added to the batter.

Uma Deshpande

Bangalore

Email: uma.deshpande123@gmail.com

Comments

umadeshpande123 (author)2016-07-09

Healthy tips :
All purpose flour can be substituted with healthier oats. For this, heat small quantity of oats in a thick pan to remove moisture. Then using mixie jar grind it to make it into flour. Use this flour instead of all purpose flour given in the recipe.
Thanks
Uma

Tcen101 (author)2016-06-17

they look great- will have a go

RobertH148 (author)2016-06-14

Trans fats can not be generated by the cooking process.

tomatoskins (author)2016-06-10

These look very tasty! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!

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