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Son in Law Eggs, 'Khai Look Koei'

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This is a traditional Thai dish that can be interpreted in a humorous way, as male testicles in Thai are also referred to as eggs.

See related recipe: Dressed Up Son-In-Law Eggs.

Ingredients

10 eggs
10-12 whole dried chiles (fried in oil)
cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons sliced shallots
1/3 cup palm sugar
3 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons Tamarind concentrate mixed with 1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil for cooking

Method

Hard-boil the eggs and let sit in cold water, then peel and set aside. Put vegetable oil in wok and add the eggs and fry until the eggs turn golden brown around the outer surface. Remove the eggs from oil. In the same oil, saute shallots until brown and then set aside. Then put palm sugar in the same oil together with the tamarind mixture and fish sauce. Let it simmer and stir constantly until it thickens. Taste should be sour, salty and sweet. Turn off the burner.

Cut the eggs in half and place face-up on on a dish. Spread shallots over the eggs. Pour liquid mixture over the eggs and garnish with cilantro and serve the chiles in a separate dish.

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Comments

Tez
February 20th, 2012
11:14 AM
Easy on the fish sauce. Some find it a lltite off-putting as it can smell/taste sorta spoiled. An acquired taste. In our house, only one of two of us have acquired it. And two of the three pussycats.
Anonymous
June 6th, 2012
6:01 PM
how do you prepare it?!?!? just put it on the counter and it makes its self?

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