Ingredients: 3 eggs, ½ cup water, 3 ts of salted shrimp sauce ("sae woo jeot" in Korean) , 2 green onions 1. In a microwavable bowl, put 3 cracked eggs, ½ cup water, 3 ts salted shrimp sauce, 2 chopped green onions and stir it with a fork *Tip: If you don't have sae woo jeot (salted shrimp sauce), you can use 3 ts of fish sauce. 2. Put it into the microwave oven and cook it for 5 minutes. Serve it with rice. If no microwave oven is available, you can steam it. In a large pot, pour about 3-4 cups of water and place the bowl that contains the egg mixture in the center of the pot. Close the lid of the pot and cook it over low-medium heat for about 15 minutes. Spicy steamed egg (Mae woon gyeran jjim: 매운 계란찜)
This spicy steamed egg side dish is unusual because hot pepper flakes are used. I learned this recipe from my cousin living in a very southern part of Korea. Sometimes I make it this way and sometimes I make the mild one, which is more authentic gye ran jjim.
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of water, 1.5 tbs soy sauce, 2 ts hot pepper flakes, ½ tbs toasted sesame seeds powder, 3 green onion or chopped asian chives (bu chu)
1. In a microwavable bowl, add 3 cracked egges, ½ cup of water, 1.5 tbs soy sauce, 2 ts hot pepper flakes, 3 chopped green onions, and ½ tbs toasted sesame seeds powder and mix it well with a fork. 2. Put it into a microwave oven and cook it for 5 minutes. 3. Dribble some sesame oil on top before serving.