The egg in the middle makes this a protein-packed finger food,.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2006


Recipe Summary

Makes 6


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  • Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Place 6 eggs in a saucepan large enough to accommodate them in a single layer. Fill with cold water, covering eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 11 minutes. Place eggs in ice-water bath; let cool 2 minutes. Gently press eggs against a hard surface to crack shells, then peel under cold running water.

  • Put pork, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1 raw egg, thyme, allspice, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl. Using your hands, mix until combined. Using damp hands, break off a 2-inch piece (about 3 ounces) of meat mixture, and flatten into a patty. Place 1 peeled hard-boiled egg in center of patty, and work meat mixture up sides until egg is completely enclosed. Repeat with remaining meat mixture and eggs.

  • Dust each wrapped egg with flour. Whisk together remaining raw egg and the milk in a shallow bowl. Place remaining cup breadcrumbs in another shallow bowl. Roll eggs in milk mixture and then in breadcrumbs to coat.

  • Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan until it registers 360 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Working in 2 batches, fry eggs until meat mixture is golden and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels; let drain. Serve warm or at room temperature.