Recipes

Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl

Ttukbaegi gyeranjjim 뚝배기 계란찜

Steamed egg cooked in an earthenware bowl is called ttukbaegi gyeranjjim because ttukbaegi means “earthenware bowl” in English and gyeranjjim means “steamed egg mixture.” The good thing about this dish is that you can serve it like stew or soup, it’s delicious either way. I posted my gyeranjjim recipe a few years ago but I used my microwave oven instead a stove.

Enjoy fluffy hot ttukbaegi gyeranjjim!

Ingredients:
Eggs, chicken broth, fish sauce, green onion, sesame oil.

Directions:

  1. Add 1½ cups of chicken broth to a 3 cup earthenware bowl. Boil over medium high heat.
  2. Add 3 cracked eggs and 1 egg yolk to a bowl.
  3. Add 1 ts fish sauce and 2 tbs chopped green onion to the eggs. Beat well.
  4. When the chicken broth starts boiling, lower the heat to a simmer.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the simmering broth and stir it well with a fork well for 10 seconds.
  6. Close the lid and simmer another 4-5 minutes until the egg mixture sizzles and has a texture like soft tofu.
  7. Open the lid and turn off the heat. Drizzle 2 ts sesame oil and sprinkle 1 tbs chopped green onion over top.

Serve hot as a side dish with rice.

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38 Comments:

  1. reeper Malaysia My profile page joined 4/14
    Posted April 24th, 2014 at 7:42 am | # |

    Hi I had a dish similar to this but it was in soup the eggs were in pieces slightly round pieces. Do you know what it is called? or the method to make it? Is it the same dish? Just with additional soup? I had it in Seoul but we did not know what it is called.

  2. ddnorman Southern NH, USA My profile page I'm a fan! joined 9/13
    Posted November 19th, 2013 at 4:48 am | # |

    Maangchi,
    I had this in a Korean restaurant for the first time 2 weeks ago and decided since it was so good I’d have to try and make it. As with all of your recipes so far, it was easy to make and delicious. Also, like Zulumom, my dogs were interested in this dish. They stuck to me like glue as soon as I started boiling the chicken broth until I was finished eating but they didn’t get any of mine! ^^
    Thanks,
    Dave

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted November 19th, 2013 at 7:53 am | # |

      “They stuck to me like glue as soon as I started boiling the chicken broth ..” haha, so cute!

  3. Zulumom Concord, CA My profile page joined 9/13
    Posted October 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm | # |

    I made this last night using Knorr chicken soup powder mixed with water instead of chicken broth. The rest of the ingredients were the same as your original recipe. Wow!!! It was so good on a chilly night! Even my husband who said he didn’t want to eat Korean food ate it all up! Our little dog cleaned the Ttukbegi when we were done. The presentation was very nice in Ttukbegi. I’ll make it again shortly so I can post the picture. Thanks, Maangchi!!!

    • Maangchi My profile page joined 7/08
      Posted October 1st, 2013 at 6:17 pm | # |

      Great! “Our little dog cleaned the Ttukbegi when we were done” haha, cute~

  4. spicykimchijigae NJ My profile page joined 9/13
    Posted September 16th, 2013 at 10:50 pm | # |

    I like the way this dish doesn’t have a “fishy” taste. My mom always adds saewoo jjut to it and I never fully liked the taste. I like it so much better with the chicken broth.

  5. misheru5 indonesia My profile page joined 5/13
    Posted May 20th, 2013 at 12:39 pm | # |

    Hi maangchi :) I’ve been trying your recipes for a while now and they’re just fantastic and very tasty! I’m thinking of making this for the next batch but I don’t have any earthenware bowl with me..can I substitute it with another bowl? Thank you for posting all of the recipes until now :)) will continue to use your recipes ^^

  6. maxfacta Ulsan My profile page joined 5/13
    Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 9:25 pm | # |

    Hi there! thanks so much for your website – I have used it to cook a few yummy Korean dishes since moving here to Ulsan!
    I make 뚝배기 계란찜 at least once a week. We love it!

    The other day, this was cooking on the stove when suddenly – ‘POP’ – there was a big noise, and I saw that the pot – 뚝배기 – had cracked into 2 pieces!

    Can you give me a hint why this might have happened? Too hot? Too much stuff in the pot? Or just a poor-quality 뚝배기 ?

    Thanks again! :-)

  7. xelloss1989 United States My profile page joined 1/13
    Posted March 14th, 2013 at 10:37 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, I want to try the recipe with the stock made from anchovy and kelp, maybe even adding in shiitake mushrooms and radishes. Could you please give me some advice on portions of these ingredients? Would the stock still go with fish sauce or should I just skip fish sauce?
    Thank you!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted May 4th, 2013 at 8:33 am | # |

      Anchovy and kelp stock sounds wonderful. I would still salt with fish sauce but it’s up to you.

  8. Jpkarisan1990 United States My profile page joined 11/12
    Posted November 11th, 2012 at 3:43 pm | # |

    If I have a smaller pot how do I make less?

  9. mcgo11 Philippines My profile page joined 10/12
    Posted October 10th, 2012 at 11:33 am | # |

    hi maangchi,
    i am glad to see your food blog. i have been searching for this korean egg pot recipe. may i ask that if i want to have more soup in it, do i add more soup to the recipe or lessen the egg?
    pls guide. more power to your food blog! thanks.

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 12th, 2012 at 7:59 am | # |

      You can try to make it more soupy by adding more soup and using less egg. Let me know how it turns out!

      • mcgo11 Philippines My profile page joined 10/12
        Posted November 9th, 2012 at 2:30 am | # |

        hi maanghi,
        it was successful. i added half cup more of broth and lessen 1 whole egg. i will try again next time by adding 1/2 cup broth only. will compare which is better. thanks!
        am so happy to have this quick and easy recipe. :) thanks!

  10. krd7777 usa My profile page joined 3/12
    Posted April 8th, 2012 at 11:29 pm | # |

    This video is appropriately named, “Fluffy hot steamed eggs”! They are just that! I doubled the recipe and made it in a larger earthenware pot for my whole family. They LOVED it! Delicious and super easy! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted April 9th, 2012 at 12:29 pm | # |

      Great! It sounds like you and your family enjoyed the fluffiness of this dish! “ahh, fluffy fluffy” : )

  11. chef Benedict Manila, Philippines My profile page I'm a fan! joined 11/11
    Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 12:26 am | # |

    very easy recipe

  12. Daryl Namhae, South Korea My profile page I'm a fan! joined 10/08
    Posted December 13th, 2011 at 11:43 pm | # |

    ah, that’s the secret! I love this dish and have tried to make it but it was always a bit too firm. The boiling stock should make a big difference.

  13. Cloverless Washington My profile page joined 12/11
    Posted December 7th, 2011 at 3:54 pm | # |

    Wow thank you for this. My mom and I love this dish but I prefer it in the pot and I just bought one yesterday so I’m excited to make it today for a panchan ^^. Thanks again!

  14. hbounds310 United States My profile page joined 12/11
    Posted December 5th, 2011 at 2:09 pm | # |

    My mom (she is Korean) she makes this all the time. It’s SUPER yummy! I can’t wait to try out cooking this on my own! Thanks, Maangchi! :D

  15. elisabethhhh NASHVILLE!! My profile page joined 8/09
    Posted November 28th, 2011 at 2:31 pm | # |

    Maangchi,

    What do you dip the cucumber in at the end? I think I know what it is, but just wanna make sure!

  16. weirdingway San Diego, CA My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 27th, 2011 at 12:22 pm | # |

    So delicious! I didn’t have any chicken stock made so I used homemade roasted vegetable broth instead. Along with rice, miso soup, and green tea I have had a most satisfying breakfast. nomnomnom!

  17. investress melbourne My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 20th, 2011 at 1:02 am | # |

    i am so happy you blogged this! eversince i went to korea and tried this i have been looking all over the internet to find the recipe. It was very hard since i didn’t even know the name of the dish. in the end i did find recipes but when i tried to cook it the dish didn’t taste as yummy as when i had it in korea. I am going to give your version a try!

  18. enreikko Davao City, Philippines My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm | # |

    Hello! I will try to cook this one tonight. But can i not include green onions in my egg and use it as garnish instead?

  19. Gizlerr Toronto, Ontario My profile page joined 7/10
    Posted November 17th, 2011 at 11:58 pm | # |

    Emily unnie, can I use this earthenware bowl on an electric stove top? Thank you and I can’t wait to try this!

  20. Tequila Malaysia My profile page joined 7/10
    Posted November 15th, 2011 at 11:50 pm | # |

    Thanks for sharing this simple, yet delicious recipe, Maangchi. Its one of my favourate side dishes. I prefer the steamed egg to be a little drier. What would be your suggestion? Leave it a little longer on the stove? Or, remove lid and let it continue cooking on its own?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted November 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm | # |

      hmm, do some experiments and invent your own gyeranjjim. Let me know if you do. : )

      • Tequila Malaysia My profile page joined 7/10
        Posted November 19th, 2011 at 12:16 am | # |

        LOL I’m a madcap experimentalist! Will try to do it when I go back home to Malaysia. I’m temporarily staying in Singapore. Trying to limit on my packing when I leave. So, I can’t buy the claypot to experiment it for now.

  21. JamieF New Zealand My profile page I'm a fan! joined 1/11
    Posted November 15th, 2011 at 12:16 pm | # |

    Yay! I am so glad you posted this recipe Maangchi! As you know I don’t have a microwave so I was never able to make your steamed egg recipe – now I can!!!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted November 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm | # |

      Yeah you don’t have a microwave oven. : ) Great, have you made this yet? When I visited your house, I saw you really following my recipes tightly. No wonder all your food photos look great and delicious! I miss you! Cheers!


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