Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vietnamese-style fried eggs

A simple breakfast, but also a bit festive-looking, don't you think?

1. Melt a Tablespoon or so of butter in a skillet
2. Add a bit of finely chopped onion, jalapeƱo, and red pepper 
3. Crack 6 or more eggs on top 
4. Cook 1 minute, or until eggs set a bit, then fold the eggs in half like you would a large omelette
5. Finish cooking to desired done-ness

We eat this with rice and some "nuoc mam," which is a fish sauce for dipping or drizzling on top

To Make the Nuoc Mam

In a jar, mix together:
5 Tablespoons fish sauce
5 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
10 Tablespoons water
10 teaspoons sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small Thai chili pepper, minced
(optional garnishes are green onion and shredded carrot)

You'll have extra, which stores for a long time in the refrigerator. Just give it a good shake before using.


  1. Jaime, that looks really good! Another idea for all those eggs, LOL.

    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

  2. Wow, that looks yummy, and I've had that sauce before (I think) at restaurants and I LOVE it. Now we have a recipe! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you all!!

    1. A very Merry Christmas to you, too! I bet you have had that sauce - it's very common Vietnamese fare - an acquired taste, but addictive after that :)


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