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Crispy Fried Egg (Kai Dao)

Make your stir-fries, curries or rice even more egg-cellent thanks to this popular Thai staple. It’s the absolute crowning glory!

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Crispy Fried Egg (Kai Dao)

PREP TIME
1 minutes
COOK TIME
5 minutes
SERVES
Makes 1 egg
Ingredients

1 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

Steps
  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    Once the oil is hot, crack an egg into the middle of the wok.

  • Step 3

    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).

  • Step 4

    Remove the egg from the wok. Drain on a cooling rack or paper towel and serve.

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – 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)

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Crispy fried egg

June 14, 2023

I remember my Derbyshire grandma cooking fried eggs in a similar way! Maybe not quite so much oil in what was a frying pan, but the result was very similar. Like Marion, I love a runny yolk to contrast with the crispy white.

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Sue H

yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

October 3, 2022

it was delicous but takes a lot of oil. sprinkle some salt on there

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