Son in Law Eggs

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 8 minutes   Rated:

This is legend and could be disputed I am sure, but In Thai legend, a protective mother’s subtle devices led to the creation of son-in-law eggs, or kai look keuy. Upon learning that her daughter wasn’t being treated well by her son-in-law, she fried up two hard-boiled eggs as a warning. The deep-fried pair sent a message: Get it together, or your “pair” will be next in line for the deep fryer. So maybe serve these in twos if you feel a message is needed in your family!

Whatever the origin, I love these. They are everything an egg should be. Crispy on the outside, jammy in the middle, spicy, sweet, savoury and so easy to eat you could do a whole plate of them without blinking. YUM.

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Cook the 'boiled eggs' as recipe directs on the 14 minute option or choose the method you prefer from the video.


Meanwhile heat the EVOO to a medium heat in a small circumference saucepan and deep fry the shallots, garlic and whole chillies. Remove and drain on a paper towel.


Carefully peel the eggs once they have cooled in the ice bath and shallow fry in the still hot oil. Turn them frequently until they get nice and crispy and form a golden crust.


Place all sauce ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and heat 4 min/100°C/speed 1 to form a syrupy sauce.


Serve the eggs sliced in half, drizzled with plenty of sauce, topping off with the fried shallots, garlic and chillies and then garnish with fresh chilli, coriander leaves and sesame seeds.

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