Soy Sauce Eggs is perfect for those who frequently wake up late in the morning and have no time to make breakfast. They can be made on a Sunday night and kept in the refrigerator throughout the week.
These eggs are hard-boiled and braised in a rich but sweetened soy sauce. They taste good hot but even better after a full night’s rest in the refrigerator – as they soak up more flavor from the soy sauce. The best part about this recipe is that it is so easy to make – virtually ‘fail-proof’.
Try it out and then feel free to customize the recipe further to your own liking. Add, reduce or substitute with additional vegetables. Few readers substituted the Gwali peppers with jalapeno peppers. You can also play around with the boiling time if you would like a more soft-boiled egg. As for me, I typically eat these eggs with a bowl of hot sticky rice and other Korean banchan (side-dishes).
Note: In the video, I use 10 ‘dining spoons’ of sugar. If you are using ‘measuring spoons’, use 7 tablespoons as stated in the recipe below!
Have fun, enjoy and welcome to the world of Korean banchan!
Soy Sauce Eggs - For Those Lazy Mornings
- Eggs - 12
- Vinegar - 1 Tablespoon
- Salt - 1 Tablespoon
- Water - 4 cups
- Soy sauce - 1 cup
- Sugar - 7 Tablespoons
- Garlic - 4 cloves
- Shishito peppers - 10 optional - skip if hard to find
- Place eggs in a large pot and cover them with water (up to 1 inch above eggs).
- Mix vinegar and salt into the water and bring the pot up to a boil.
- Start a timer and leave eggs in the boiling water for exactly 6 minutes.
- Pour out the hot water and cool down the eggs under a faucet (or place in ice-bath).
- Peel the eggs (eat one if you are hungry!)
Flavor Soy Sauce
- Put 4 cups of water, soy sauce, sugar into a large pot and bring up to a boil. Then let the mixture gently boil for another 10 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to a medium-low and place your boiled eggs into the braising sauce for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your eggs are finished and ready to serve!
- How to Store the Eggs
- Place leftover eggs, garlic, peppers, braising sauce into a small Tupperware or Ziploc container.
- Place in refrigerator - best when eaten within one week.
- See video below for more details