Sometimes I feel like I do ‘themed cooking’ for a week. It’s like my work projects – a week of SketchUps for a hospitality project or a week of freehand sketches of whatever. Of course, what I buy and my budget affects it all. Say, I plan to cook pasta with lots of fresh basil leaves. I would pay a dollar for a big bunch or a pot of basil leaves, and then think of other ways to use it. Chicken with lemon and basil, pesto, stuffed squid with ground beef and basil, garnish my salad with lots of them. Other wise, I will end up with rotten basil leaves in the fridge.
Last week, with our cravings for tom yum, I bought a pot of coriander (along with a pack of fresh galangal and a bunch of lemongrass). Voila, we eat Thai food almost everyday. Tom yum soup, tom kha gai, fried rice with coriander, and my latest addiction – yum khai dao or fried egg salad. I tell you it’s so YUM. Yummy with rice for breakfast, too. Treat your family for something new on a Sunday morning.
Here’s my formula for 2 eggs. (WARNING: 1 egg may not be enough for you.) My boys wouldn’t like it with fresh garlic and so I prep either fried, crispy garlic or in this case, I garnish with fried red onions – a common Malay ingredient you can buy from Asian shops. And please take note that I didn’t add chopped chili but you are most welcome to do so.
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves and stems
1 tbsp dried fried red onions
1 tsp patis (fish sauce)
1 1/2 tsp white sugar
2 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
Heat enough vegetable oil in a non-stick pan. Heat over medium heat. Fry eggs until crispy. Ladle the egg tops with hot oil to cook. Take note of crispy edges.
You may cook it however you want the yolks – gooey or not, it’s up to you. Transfer to a platter. Allow cooling for about a minute.
Garnish with coriander and fried onion. Pour dressing over the eggs and serve right away.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves and stems
- 1 tbsp dried fried red onions
- 1 tsp patis (fish sauce)
- 1½ tsp white sugar
- 2½ tsp fresh lime juice
- Combine patis, sugar and lime juice in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Heat enough vegetable oil in a non-stick pan. Heat over medium heat. Fry eggs until crispy. Ladle the egg tops with hot oil to cook. Take note of crispy edges.
- Transfer to a platter. Allow cooling for about a minute.
- Garnish with coriander and fried onion. Pour dressing over the eggs and serve right away.
16 thoughts on “Crispy Fried Egg Salad (Yum Khai Dao)”
Now, that’s something to try! I’ve been into protein lately…this is really good (one yolk won’t hurt) hihi-
– Gizelle’s last blog ..Oishii yo!
hmmmmmm… looks terrific! Happy FTF Iska!
– sheren-may’s last blog ..Pride of Lucban: Pansit Habhab
yum, sarap ng egg…fave namin yan at good source pa ng protein….
ganda ng presentation mo.
– Cecile’s last blog ..FTF: Saluyot
Yeah, it looks pretty easy and I’d love to do it. I’m sure the whole family will love it. Thanks for sharing.
– Guiltless Grub’s last blog ..Meatballs marinara
That looks so good!
– Spice Up Your Life’s last blog ..Meeting our Fathers
I love that, crispy outside and creamy yolk inside. I’ll try that some other time, thanks for sharing!
– Lani’s last blog ..Ricotta Creme Desserts
i think it’s a great idea–a theme for a week.:p nako-condition ang taste buds. i would buy basil, or coriander, or parley and i use some, nabubulok lang ang natitira. sayang. once a week lang ako nagkakaoras magluto e.:p
– Luna Miranda’s last blog ..Max’s Pancit Canton
Looks yummy!!Next time magawa yan para maiba naman^_^love the food presentation!
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that looks great! hubby would surely love to have one of those!
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It’s fun to see egg cook or eat in a different way.
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I love Thai food. I’ll try this one this weekend. Easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!
wow, looks yummy! I will try this one.. thanks for the recipe sis..:)
– charmie’s last blog ..My Homemade Bread
Looks yummy…Happy FTF!
Oh wow! Droooool…
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that’s a different way of serving eggs! i think i’d love that with chili.
– maiylah’s last blog ..Food Friday
looks really good.Thanks for sharing the recipe “_