Authentic Thai Recipe for
Sweet and Sour Eggs

Authentic Thai Recipe for
Sweet and Sour Eggs

ไข่ลูกเขย (Kai Look Kuey)

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First published on April 13, 2015
Recipe by W. Tipsuwan

Authentic Thai recipe for Sweet and Sour Eggs
Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 20 Minutes
Ready in: 30 Minutes

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About my Kai Look Kuey:

About my Kai Look Kuey:

These delicious Thailand style sweet and sour eggs will make a very unique appetizer or hors d'oeuvre for your next party. A nice alternative to everyday deviled eggs, the eggs are soft-boiled first, then fried until crispy and browned on the outside. We top them with a simple but rich sweet and sour sauce made with tamarind pulp, some fried red shallots, and a few hot chilies. They are commonly known as Kai Look Kuey (Son In-law's Eggs)

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Step by Step Directions:

Step by Step Directions:

How to Make Kai Look Kuey

How to Make Kai Look Kuey

Step 1

Boil the eggs and peel them when cooled. Peel and slice the shallots very thin, enough so you get about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of sliced shallots. Measure and get ready the other ingredients.

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Step 2

Heat the oil in a wok over low flame. Dry the eggs with a paper towel if they are wet, then add them to the oil carefully. Fry them slowly on all sides until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

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Step 3

Fry the shallots in the oil left after frying the eggs until they are lightly browned. Remove from the pan immediately so they don't burn, and drain well.

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Step 4

Next fry the dry chilies for about 30 seconds.

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Step 5

Add the tamarind, sugar, and fish sauce to the remaining oil and stir in well until the sugar melts. Let it boil for about a minute until you have a rich and sticky sauce.

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Step 6

Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and arrange them open face on a plate.

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Step 7

Sprinkle the fry shallots over each egg half, then arrange the chilies on top.

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Step 8

Drizzle the sauce over everything, just enough to cover them partially. Save the sauce that's left over for something else.

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Step 9

Serve at room temperature. Garnish with cilantro just before serving.

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