Egg Roll Recipe, African Egg Roll: How To Make Nigerian Egg Roll (Step By Step)

Served Egg roll

When we say egg roll, the Korean or Chinese Recipe comes to mind but today’s recipe is the Nigerian Egg Roll also called African Egg Roll.

It is prepared using flour, cooked eggs, butter and other ingredients that you will get to find out soon.

This version of egg roll has an egg wrapped well with dough and is also deep fried.

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When preparing the mixture, the dough needs to be very soft this will make it easy when the time comes to roll the egg in the dough.

So, let’s begin.


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 11 Eggs
  • 125g of butter
  • 83ml or 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 tbls of powdered milk
  • 1/2 tsp of active yeast (optional)
  • 1.2ml or 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1.2ml or 1/4 tsp of salt


Add a liter of water to a pot on heat.

Put the eggs in the pot, close and allow to boil for 10 minutes.

When the time is up, off the heat, throw out the hot water and add cool water to the eggs and peel off the back. Set the peeled egg in a suitable bowl and set aside.

Add the sugar, milk and yeast to a bowl, add 200ml of water, mix well and set aside.

Sieve the flour and turn in a suitable bowl, add the butter and mix together.

To make the sieving process easier, here is a handheld flour shaker I found on Amazon.

Add your baking powder, salt then mix.

Spread the flour in the middle and add the sugar and milk.

Add a little water, rinse the bowl and turn. Mix well to form a dough.

Note: the dough should be very soft.

Cut a little of the dough and spread on your hand

Roll the egg in the flour and place it on the flattened dough. Wrap the egg well in the dough.

Rolling process
Rolling process

Continue this process until the dough is finished.

Rolled egg rolls
Rolled egg rolls

Set the oil on heat enough to deep fry and drop the rolled egg roll gently in the oil when hot.

Drop it in the oil on heat

Mix and allow to fry. You will know it’s fried when all golden brown and floating in the oil.

And it’s ready.

Pack out of the oil and allow to cool down before serving with a chilled drink of your choice.

Fried Egg roll
Packing out the fried egg roll

Do enjoy and be back for more Nigerian Food Recipes.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Benedicta

    1. Please, did you leave the dough to rest before wrapping the eggs?
    2. Is its warm water or room temperature water for the dough?

    1. Dorcas

      1. No I didn’t allow it rest before wrapping the eggs and frying.
      2. Yes I used room temperature water for the mixing.

  2. Aminat

    Great and fantastic steps. Thanks and ❤ you

    1. Dorcas

      You are welcome ma’am. Thank you ❤️

  3. Ifunanya

    Pls is 200ml equivalent to 1 cup for the water

    1. Dorcas

      No ma’am.

      1 cup equals 240ml.

      1. Osayamwen blessing

        Ma’am you didn’t add egg when mixing your recipe

        1. Dorcas

          No Ma’am I didn’t because it is not compulsory.

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