Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Hard Boiled Eggs in Spicy Sauce (Egg Sambal)

I've been really lazy lately. Lunch and dinner is always something that I can cook in a short period of time with minimal ingredients. Eggs are one of them as they are probably the cheapest source of protein around, and quite a complete meal in itself. There are many ways of cooking it. I like them in omelet, steam, soft boil and hard boil. If you are looking for something easy and simple to cook Sambal Eggs is one of them.


5 hard boiled eggs
1 large onions – sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic - chopped
2 tbsp of chili paste or sambal olek (more if you like it spicy)
2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
1 tbsp of lemon juice (optional)
Some water
1 tbsp of sugar
Salt to taste

1. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in pan and shallow fry the hard-boiled eggs till eggs are slightly browned. Remove eggs and set aside.
2. Add in garlic and onion and stir well until aromatic and lightly brown. Add in the chili paste and tomato ketchup. Stir for a few second and gradually add in some water.
3. Add salt and sugar to taste. Return fried eggs to the sambal mixture coat evenly and allow to boil until sambal is reduced in liquid.
4. Serve warm with rice.

Note: Be careful when you pan fry the hard boiled eggs as it splatter a lot.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious! I made it recently with my leftover boiled eggs. Just that my two girls couldn't eat it, too spicy for them. Too bad! They had the browned eggs without sauce.

Dori said...

I never think to cook eggs for dinner, but they are a great source of protein for less money... I should give this a try :)

VG said...

Mmmm sambal...I love it with any combination and eggs are just perfect!

Cat Cat said...

Aduh, sedapnya Gert.... But I'm the only one who will eat it... I remember eating sambal telur at mamak stall everytime we had lunch there... Mamak stall sambal telur are the best.

Beachlover said...

one of my favourite!! must eat with nasi lemak!! I cook hard boiled eggs daily for Eliot and Mishu,maybe I should get 2 eggs to make some sambal like yours:P

bigboysoven said...

Oh this goes well with rice! I love this hot gravy!

Gertude, can you change my link to www.bigboysoven.com

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna try this :D


Food For Tots said...

A great dish to go with white rice! I am drooling now.......

Little Inbox said...

If serve with nasi lemak, it's more tasty!

MamaElla said...

Mmmmm..look delicious...great combination with NasiLemak..:-D

Family First said...

My mom used to do this for my late dad, but i dont remember her pan-frying the eggs. I will ask her to do it this way for a change. Thanks.

Zue Murphy said...

Egg sambal and nasi lemak could never go wrong. They are perfect match. Sedapnya.

Ange said...

yes! yes! yes! i like it a tad more sweetish with extra gravy and served with nasi lemak! ohlala! comfort food indeed!


Charmaine said...

I really love this dish! Sometimes I cook it on weekends for lunch. No one else will eat it except me. But with a plate of steamed white rice, some cucumbers and sambal egg. Yum!

Claire said...

I stumbled upon your blog and I love how your recipes are so easy and have a comforting home cooked feel.
I'll try one of your recipes this weekend =)

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, you can always cook it with tomato ketchup for the girls and for the adults just add some chili paste.

Meeso, hope you like this.

VG, we Malaysian just can't ran away from spicy food :)

Cat, you can always cook this and makan for two days :)

Lesley, yea eat is the easiest to cook and makes a great meal too :)

BBO, yea goes well with rice.

Amelia, this is really easy and I am sure you can cook this. Let me know how it turn out ok.

Food for tots, yeap :)

Litte In Box, I just had this with rice. Too lazy to cook nasi lemak :)

MamaElla, we just can't ran from Nasi Lemak. I pun suka with Nasi Lemak :)

ICook4Fun said...

Family Fist, I pan fried this but some people will deep fried it. This way it prevent the eggs from breaking apart :)

Zue, I know you like eggs so this dish is just for you :)

Ange, I too like it with lots of spicy grave and mix it with rice :)

Charming, it is real comfort food for me. Makes me think of home :)

Claire, thanks for stopping by.

Valerie Kuan said...

Gert, I am lazy too! This is such a great idea and require few ingredients! Thanks.

Carrie said...

What an interesting recipe! I'm going to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

ooooh Gert, the sambal telor loooks so delicious..goes very well with nasi lemak.


Tangled Noodle said...

This looks delicious and so easy! I'd love to try it.

Elin Chia said...

Hi Gert,
This dish is a welcome in the Piggy clan...haha now that I have the egg press..can make this recipe with it :P

Btw, thanks for your gift..will use it for recipe that calls for slice eggs :))

mycookinghut said...

This is such a delicious dish! I really like to eat just this with rice!! Gertrude, well done!!

ICook4Fun said...

Valerie, I guess all of us tend to get lazy at times :)

Carrie, thanks for stopping by.

Kath, yeap you can't go wrong with it :)

Elin, the eggs will look very pretty with the egg press :)

Leemei, thank you. Hope you are settling in well at your new home.

Anonymous said...

Goodness! I love love love sambal tehlur! Always bring me back fond memories of my nana cooking them!

ICook4Fun said...

Missleney, why not cook some for yourself. Its easy and very few ingredients :)