Egg is one of those wonderful ingredients that in every country, you can find loads of recipes made with eggs: such as omelette, egg curry, frittata, spaghetti carbonara, eggs Benedict, tortilla Spanish, Scotch egg, pickled eggs, eggs soup , eggs salads and and and…
One of the most interesting egg dishes is called: son-in-law eggs. These hard boiled and crispy eggs make a delicious and easy Thai dish. The name of this dish is pretty interesting. As far as I understand, there are two different stories :
1- every Thai mothers make son-in-law eggs for their soon-to be son in law as a reminder to take care of their daughters.
2- it is a dish that a son-in-law cooks to impress his new mother-in-law
Although, in original recipe, for making chilli sauce, you need fish sauce, sugar and tmarind puree but I used tomato paste and chilli flakes.
- 4 eggs, hard boiled and de-shelled
- 1 small onion, sliced thinly
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp water
- Chillli flakes and salt to taste
- Vegetable oil
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the eggs until golden.
- Then, remove the eggs from the pan and halve the eggs lengthwise and place them in a serving dish.
- Add some oil to the same pan and fry onions until golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- At the same pan, add tomato paste, chilli flakes, pinch of salt and water.. Simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat. Now pour the sauce over the eggs and sprinkle fried onions over the eggs and serve with cooked rice.