1 cup vegetable oil
Heat the vegetable oil in a wok (or a shallow pan for frying) over medium-high heat until it gives off a few wisps of smoke.
Once the oil is hot, crack an egg into the middle of the wok.
Use a spatula to baste the hot oil over the egg. Do this for 1-2minutes or until the egg forms a crispy golden edge (or until the yolk is cooked to your preferred liking).
Remove the egg from the wok. Drain on a cooling rack or paper towel and serve.
Crispy Fried Egg (Kai Dao) is a popular staple in Thailand. It’s usually served as a side dish (or on its own) along with stir-fries, soups, curries, or on a bed of steamed rice. (click here to see my recipe for how to cook rice)