After years of seeing them on Instagram, quarantine cooking curiosity finally led me to try marinating soy eggs! This is when you marinate jammy soft-boiled eggs for as little as an hour or as long as a few days in a soy sauce mixture. The exact mixture depends on who’s making it, but the one I used included soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes. You can then enjoy the super flavorful eggs with a variety of recipes.
Soy eggs originate from Chinese and Japanese cuisine, with each culture providing its own unique marinades with different spices and herbs. Since I am merely a fan of the idea of soy eggs and did not create them myself, I’ll leave the full story of them to the experts. I did however play around with my own tasty way of serving them (no doubt inspired by the many versions of soy eggs that have graced my Instagram feed), that I have described below.
- 2 previously prepared soy eggs (I used Bon Appetit’s easy recipe by Ayesha Patel)
- One piece of bread (I prefer multi grain that I can toast to be really crispy)
- About 1/4 cup remaining soy egg marinade sauce
- 1/2 Tsp sesame seeds for garnishing
Estim. Prep & Cooking Time: about 10 mins (after soy eggs are done marinating)
- Toast the piece of bread until thoroughly crispy.
- While the bread toasts, add half of the soy egg marinade sauce to a wide, flat serving bowl. The liquid should only be a few millimeters deep.
- On a cutting board, slice the pre-prepared soy eggs in half.
- Place the piece of toast in the center of the marinade liquid in your serving bowl.
- Place all 4 soy egg halves on top of the toast and in the sauce in the bowl. Add more sauce if desired.
- Season the eggs with sesame seeds and just a bit of salt and pepper (be careful of over seasoning – they’ll already have a nice flavor from the marinade!).
- Take pictures of your meal and tag me on Instagram so I can see it!
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Soy eggs! 🥚 have you had em?! I am long overdue in making these for the first time and certainly am not an expert, but my first try turned out delicious! I soft boiled eggs and marinated them in soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, water, garlic, and pepper flakes overnight. See my story for details. They made for the perfect salty drunken toast lunch today. Stay tuned for more ways I plan to use my marinated eggs this weekend! . . . . . #soyeggs #soysauce #soysauceegg #jammyeggs #eggsofinstagram #breakfastlover #brunchrecipe #eggsfordays #eggrecipes #eggsellent #eggporn #egglover #softboiledegg #softboiledeggs #softboiled #putaneggonit #eggseggseggs #yolkporn #showmeyoureggs #dmvfood #dcfoodie #eggsforbreakfast #dcfoodporn #dcfoodblog #quarantinecooking #quarantinefood #quarantinekitchen #covidcooking #covidfood