Fried Chili Eggs (Sambal Goreng Telur) are a delicious introduction to Indonsian cuisine as they entail many ingredients used in Indonesia and are savory, spicy, a little sour with a touch of sweetness. They are easy to prepare and absolutely delicious over rice.
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 3 teaspoons sambal olek or chili powder (sambal olek (or ulek) is available in most grocery stores in the Asian section)
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted shrimp paste (aka trasi)*
- 1/2 teaspoon laos powder*
- 3 kemiri or Brazil kernels, finely grated*
- 2 teaspoons palm sugar or substitute*
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- lemon juice to taste
* These ingredients are available at 99 Ranch Market and other Asian grocery stores.
- Hard boil the eggs, stirring them gently for the first 3 or 4 minutes of cooking so that the yolks are centered.
- Heat oil and fry onion and garlic until onion is soft and golden.
- Add trasi, sambal olek, laos powder and grated nuts and fry for a few seconds, crushing the trasi with the spoon.
- Add salt, sugar, coconut milk and lemon juice and simmer gently, stirring constantly, until thick and oily in appearance.
- Add the shelled and halved eggs, spooning the sauce over them.
Serve with rice either hot or at room temperature.
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