It’s been a long while since my last real blog post, but I think this REALLY deserves an immediate post. I don’t even have REAL pictures, but Instagram pics will have to do for now. 😛
We were talking about eggettes with our family friend earlier today, and decided that maybe we can make some tonight. I saw a youtube video with a tip of adding BEER (yes, beer) to the eggette batter to make it crispier and fluffier. However, the tip was to use 1/2 a can of beer for a 30-egg batter recipe. My homemade batter only used two eggs, how am I to measure that beer?!?! So, I decided to use sparkling mineral water in it’s place, hoping that it’s more the carbonation.
As it turns out, the carbonation DID make it crispier (not too sure about fluffier…I think the beer comes into play there because of the yeast(?)).
I think this recipe works for the most part. My only complaint is that it’s not eggy enough, gotta figure out how I can make it more eggy.
When I figure out a better recipe, I will post it. But for now, this will be it! 🙂
Eggettes (adapted from Christine’s Recipe)
140g all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp custard powder
28g tapioca/potato starch
140g sparkling mineral water
28g corn oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, custard powder, and potato starch.
3. Slowly add flour mixture into the egg mixture, stirring after each addition.
4. Stir in milk, and sparkling water, until well-combined.
5. Next, add corn oil and vanilla extract, stirring until combined.
6. Heat an eggettes (Williams-Sonoma calls it “egg waffle”) pan over high heat until HOT!
7. Reduce heat to medium low and oil both sides of pan with corn oil.
8. Add two small scoops (about 1/2 cup) of batter into the center of one side of the pan, close, flip over, and cook for 1 minute.
9. Cook the other side for 1 more minute and remove eggettes from pan and cool on cooling rack until crispy.
10. Serve crispy!!
Even put some into pretty bags to be delivered to dear friends. 🙂