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Son-in-Law Eggs: Thai Fried Hard-Boiled Eggs in Tamarind Sauce Recipe
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 20 min
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    [Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu] Sour, sweet, and salty, this dish represents what people love about Thai cuisine. It may look complicated to make but it's quite easy. If you have hard-boiled eggs on hand, these son-in-law eggs will be ready in 30 minutes or less. Note: It's more traditional to use palm sugar. But if you don't have it, brown sugar can be used to create very similar results. The one component that should not be left out, however, is the fried shallots. About the author: Leela is the author of the Thai food blog SheSimmers.com. You can follow her at @shesimmers Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!

    Ingredients

    • 3 large shallots, peeled and sliced thinly lengthwise
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for deep frying
    • 8 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
    • 1/2 cup of very finely-chopped palm sugar, packed or 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup Thai fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons prepared tamarind pulp
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 2 red jalapeño peppers or half a red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into slivers, for garnish
    • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

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    Nutritional Info
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    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 154 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 6.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 8.74%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 46 mg 15.45%
    • Sodium: 6243 mg 260.14%
    • Calcium: 58 mg 5.75%
    • Potassium: 243 mg 6.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.65%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 22 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.52%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 41.99%
    • Vitamin C 0.93%
    • Vitamin D 5%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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