Monday, June 27, 2011

Thai Omelette (Kai Jiaow)

Thai Translation – Kai = Egg, Jiaow = Crisp Fry

Omelettes are a common "comfort food" dish that are often stuffed with meat, seafood, plain or with vegetables. Omelettes are a cheap and convenient meal which pack protein and other vitamins. Thai omelettes are light, fluffy and crispy – basic but delicious comfort food.

Cooking Time – 5 minutes
Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Serves 2

2 eggs
1 small onion
½ tomato
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp white pepper
Vegetable oil
1-2 cloves garlic
1-2 small red chilli's
2 Tbsp fish sauce

  1. Finely chop onion and tomato.
  2. In a bowl, crack the eggs and add fish sauce and white pepper.
  3. Whisk eggs until they turn frothy.
  4. Add onion and tomato.
  5. In a wok, heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil. The oil needs to be very hot before adding the eff. When smoking, add the egg mixture.
  6. Cook for 1 minute and then flip the omelette.
  7. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and remove omelette from wok.
  8. Drain on paper towel.
  9. Prepare the nam pla prik – finely chop red chilli and garlic. Place in a small bowl and add 1-2 Tbsp fish sauce.
  10. Serve omelette over warm steamed rice with nam pla prik.

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