Son-in-law eggs

Son-in-law eggs

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

More effort

Serves 6 with other dishes
These sweet yet tangy eggs make a wonderful buffet party dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal301
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre0g
  • protein15g
  • salt3.63g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 10 egg

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 140g palm sugar or light muscovado sugar
  • 100ml fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste

    Tamarind

    tam-ah-rin-d

    A seed pod from the tamarind tree that is used extensively in South-East Asian and Indian…

  • groundnut or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 6 red chillies, thinly sliced

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • large bunch coriander, chopped

Method

  1. Put the eggs into a pan of cold water and bring to the boil. Time 8 mins from boiling. Cool under running water, then peel. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, fish sauce and tamarind in a pan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, skimming the top if you need to. Check the taste, it should be sweet and sour. Adjust with sugar, fish sauce or tamarind if you need to.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a 5cm depth of oil in a wok or large frying pan. Once shimmering, add the shallots, garlic and chillies. Fry for 1 min or until golden and crisp. Drain on kitchen paper. Can be done a few hrs ahead. Fry the eggs for 3-4 mins or until the outsides take on tinges of golden brown. Remove from oil and drain.

  3. To serve, quarter the eggs and place in a serving dish. In a separate bowl, combine the coriander with the crisp chilli, garlic and shallots. Mix well. Pour the sauce and coriander mix over the eggs and serve.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (6)

Mugdha's picture

Very delicious recipe and easy to make .abosolutely healthy

sumankbaruah's picture
4

quick and easy recipe. absolutely delicious,i used only a little amount of the recommended sauce and the taste was fantastic!!

vivaves's picture
4

Absolutely delicious recipe, very unusual and fairly easy to put together. I used onion as I hardly ever buy shallots due to price and fiddliness to prepare. The fish sauce made it very salty, but I think as a side dish with other less salty offerings served along side, it works. In my opinion, it doesn't need all that sauce, I will make half the amount next time.

birkssw6's picture
5

I love these and have made them numerous times over the years. People are slightly put off by their appearance but the dish is always clean after any dinner party.

keziaelisabeth's picture

Why is it called son-in-law eggs?

birkssw6's picture
5

I love this recipe, so delicious. Amazing how they quickly become the favourite amongst a Thai array...

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.