Boiled Eggs With Asam Jawa Sauce (10 minutes)

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At JewelPie home office, lies a huge collection of cookbooks. We love picking great recipes and tweaking them to make them even simpler. As we were flipping through The Fat Spoon Cookbook, we found a gem: boiled eggs with asam jawa sauce.

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While the ingredient list seems long, it is actually incredibly easy to make. From the instructions, we realise it is just about boiling eggs and making a simple sauce to pour over it. Easy peasy!

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The original recipe calls for fresh tamarind paste, which preparation requires another step altogether. Hence, we substituted it with ready-made tamarind paste instead. We also managed to cut down the cooking time by half. Here’s a modified version of the recipe:

INGREDIENTS
> 12 fresh eggs, preferably farmed/kampung  eggs………………12

Asam jawa sauce:
> Asam paste…………………………………………………………………..1 tsp
> Lukewarm water…………………………………………………………..50 ml
> Salt………………………………………………………………………………3/4 tsp
> Sugar……………………………………………………………………………1/2 tbsp
>Soya sauce…………………………………………………………………….1 tbsp
>Dark soya sauce……………………………………………………………..1/4 tsp
> Fresh shallots, finely chopped…………………………………………1 pcs
> Fried shallots…………………………………………………………………1 tbsp
> Bird’s eye chili (cili padi), finely chopped…………………………..2 – 3

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TUTORIAL

  1. In a pot of hot water, boiled eggs for about 5 minutes. Submerge them in a bowl of cold water and quickly remove the shells. Cut them into half.
  2. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well to make asam jawa sauce.

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TIPS TO COOK FASTER

  • Boil water in electric water kettle.
  • While the egg is cooking, prepare the sauce.
  • If you don’t keep fried shallots and garlic like we do, make it in a few minutes using the microwave (Recipe for crispy garlic). Alternatively, you can omit it.
  • Make sauce in a pitcher/bowl which you will serve with.

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HOW TO SERVE
According to the Fat Spoon, this recipe is a  great pop-in-your mouth canape. We can’t agree more!

  • Prepare this dish in way in advance and pot it into the chiller before your guest arrive.
  • Serve it chilled or at room temperature.
  • You can serve them in soup spoons.
  • Remember to garnish it with coriander or torch ginger flower (bunga kantan).

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GET THE COOKBOOK
The Fat Spoon cookbook contains interesting fusions recipes such as durian creme brulee and lemongrass cupcakes with gula melaka buttercream. If you like to impress your guest with delicious, never-before-heard dishes, you would love this cookbook. It is selling at RM 39.90 and is available at major bookstores.

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Have you been to The Fat Spoon cafe? Would you try this recipe at home?

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