Steamed egg side dish

Gyeranjjim 계란찜

Gyeranjjim is very easy to make if you use a microwave oven, but my grandmother made her gyeranjjim using her special method. She had a huge pot made of cast iron (“ga ma sot” in Korean) with which she made rice or soup. She made her gyeranjjim when she cooked rice at the same time.

When her rice was almost done, she lowered the heat to let it simmer, then she put the bowl that contained egg mixture into the pot and closed the lid. Several minutes later, not only her rice but also her gyeranjjim was done. She took her gyeranjjim out from the pot.

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The steamy gyeranjjim always made my mouth watery and excited!

The other basic side dish in this video is Gyeranmari.

Ingredients

3 eggs, ½ cup water, 3 teaspoons salted shrimp sauce (“sae woo jeot” in Korean), 2 chopped green onions

  1. In a microwavable bowl, put eggs, water, salted shrimp sauce, and green onion. Mix well.
    *tip: If you don’t have sae woo jeot (salted shrimp sauce), you can use 3 teaspoons fish sauce.
  2. Put it into the microwave oven and cook it for 5 minutes. Serve it with rice.

If you don’t have microwave oven, steam it. In a large pot, pour about 3-4 cups of water and place the bowl that contains the egg mixture in the center of the pot. Close the lid and steam it for about 15 minutes over Medium heat.

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5 Comments:

  1. Loidette Manila, Philippines joined 7/16 & has 3 comments

    Hi I made this dish today it came out a little watery specially in the center but still taste great.


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  2. Oxide California joined 2/15 & has 47 comments

    This is not a side dish — it is breakfast!
    \(*^_^*)/
    Scaled down to 2 eggs, put on top of a bowl of steamed rice and it is delicious!!!

  3. fakemoomoo joined 6/15 & has 1 comment

    So delicious, it comes out perfectly everytime. I also tried adding ham, bacon, cheese, etc…perfect for work!

  4. MeruMe USA joined 7/14 & has 2 comments

    I LOVE this side dish! Made it many many times! Thanks Maangchi! Yumm!!

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