How to Make Hot and Spicy Fried Eggs

The hot and spicy fried eggs dish or 'telor balado' is originated from West Sumatera, Indonesia. The dish is a common side dish for the celebration yellow rice

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In a small saucepan add in some water (room temp) and 2 tsp of salt. Add in the 5 eggs. Bring the water to a full, rolling boil and cover te saucepan. Turn off the heat and covered for 12 mnts.

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Drain the pot and transfer the eggs to a bowl with cold water to stop the cooking process. Crack an peel the eggs.

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Make around 4-5 slits on each egg. Do not go too deep or it would split.

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Heat some canola oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add in the eggs

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Fry the eggs on each side until golden brown. Note: be careful, coz there might be small 'explosion' from the eggs. When you happy with the colors, turn off the heat.

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Transfer the eggs in a separate bowl. Set aside

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Grind together 13 red chilis (with seeds), 8 shallots, 2 tomatoes, and 1 tsp of salt. Pls adjust the 'spicy-ness' according to your liking Note: more tomatoes means less spicy.

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The blended spices will look like this. Some people like to have them roughly-blend, and that's awesome too :)

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Re-heat the oil which has been used to fry the eggs. Add in the blended-spice. Stir accordingly

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Add in 2 kaffir lime leaves. Dont forget to Tear and remove the stem

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Turn the heat to low. Well I like mine has sweet taste, so I add 1 tbsp of granulated sugar. Keep on tasting. Add lil bit of salt or lil bit of sugar or maybe lil lime juice Stir until it's thickened

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The sauce is now should be hot, spicy, balance between sweet-salty-sour. Add in the fried eggs and stir for about 1 minute. Turn off the heat

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Transfer to a serving plate. Enjoy with warm jasmine rice or celebration yellow rice :) hope you like it :)

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