Creamy egg and celery nuggets (V)

Failsafe, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian finger food for parties.

60g Nuttelex margarine
1/3 cup rice flour
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup milk, soymilk or rice milk
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
5 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 small stick celery, chopped finely
rice crumbs as required
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsp milk, extra
failsafe oil for frying

Melt butter in microwave, add rice flour and cook for about 20 more seconds. Gradually add water, rice milk and salt, stirring until smooth. Cook in microwave until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Cool. Stir in eggs and celery. Shape dessertspoonfuls of mixture into flat shapes like chicken nuggets, roll in rice crumbs, dip in combined egg and extra rice milk, then crumbs again. Deep or shallow fry until golden brown. Makes 30. Recipe can be made ahead to end of step two then refrigerated. - Caroline

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