These yummy soft boiled eggs are a mixture of sweet and salty , but toss in some fresh herbs and they become a complete meal The roasted peanuts give a huge crunch and top off the flavours. This dish takes a little time to perfect, but once you have the hang of it, it will become something that you cook all the time.The best eggs to use are fresh ones, I luckily have access to farm fresh eggs, and these are perfect for this cooking process. They peel easy when there are fresh. The amazing palm sugar sauce can be used on chicken, pork and even as a condiment to steamed fish, make a batch and it will keep for a week or so in the fridge.
Son in law eggs
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 10 minutes
200g palm sugar
1 long red chilli, deserved and thinly sliced, plus extra rounds to serve
1 x 5 cm piece of ginger, julienned
1 Tbsp fish sauce
2 limes, juiced, plus extra cheeks to serve
2 cups Vegetable oil for frying
4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced very thin
4 eschallots, peeled and sliced very thin
2 green shallots, sliced very thin
Coriander and mint sprigs to serve
½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped to serve
1 Place eggs into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water . Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer
for 3 minutes and immediately drain and plunge eggs into icy cold water.Allow to cool, peel. Eggs will be very soft so take care or they will break. Lay on a piece of paper towel, so they dry.
2 Meanwhile heat palm sugar in a small saucepan with chilli and ginger. Remove from heat and add fish
sauce and lime juice. This sauce should taste sweet but have a salty undertone, add more fish sauce if necessary. Set aside.
3 Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium high heat till a piece of bread turns golden in the first 20 seconds. Fry garlic slices for a minute or so and scoop out of the oil when golden. Fry eshallot for a minute or so and scoop out of the oil. Drain both on paper towel.
4 Fry eggs for 30 seconds -1 minute a couple at a time till golden brown. Cut open and place on plates. Drizzle with sauce, shallots, fresh chilli, crispy eschallot and garlic slices, coriander, and mint. Drizzle with
extra lime juice and top with roasted peanuts.