yum khai dao recipe

Spicy Fried Egg Salad Recipe (Yum Khai Dao)


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This dish is a Thai take on the egg salad. It is very quick and easy to make, is light but very tasty, and uses very simple ingredients. You can vary this recipe by using duck or quail eggs, and even by using boiled eggs if you want a healthier version.

We made this quite spicy by using 5 red bird eye chillies, so you may want to use less if you are not into spicy food. You could also experiment by adding other vegetables if you wish!

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Yum Khai Dao Ingredients List

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  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 sliced onion
  • 1 tomato (diced and with seeds removed)
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves
  • 5 finely chopped red bird eye chillies
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar

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Step 1: Heat oil in a wok or pan until it is very hot. Crack 3 eggs into the pan, and fry, making sure that you spoon oil over the eggs, and flip them. Fry the eggs until they are crispy brown on the outside, however you don’t want to cook them to long as we want the egg to be soft. When the eggs are cooked, set them aside on some paper towel to soak up any excess oil.

frying the eggs

Step 2: Now slice the eggs into bitesized pieces, and place them in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 a sliced onion, 1 tomato which has had the seeds removed and been diced, 1/4 cup of celery leaves, 3 tbsp of fish sauce, 2 tbsp of lime juice, 5 finely chopped red bird eye chillies, and 2 tbsp of sugar.

tossing the spicy egg salad

Step 3: Toss the salad until all of the ingredients are mixed together thoroughly, and then serve and enjoy!

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