For those of you that don’t know, this is what half-boiled eggs look like (albeit rather runny ones).
And this is how you make them:
But I’m not here to tell you how to make the perfect half-boiled eggs (the cooker does that for you all on its own). I’m here to do more than that. I figured half-boiled eggs don’t get enough attention, they don’t get enough love.
Now I’m an avid half-boiled egg consumer, and so I figured why not spice things up a little and create or discover a brand new half-boiled egg combo? Because frankly the ol’ soya sauce and pepper routine gets a little stale sometimes, no? And as they say:
Variety is the spice of life.– Dalai Lama (not really, he doesn’t take spice)
So here are some wacky combos that you can try (if you dare)!
Feel free to play along at home!
If you like olives like me, then I would definitely recommend these salty little critters to add that tang as well as a bit of bite to your eggs.
Cherry tomatoes are great for eating raw, but somehow they don’t really add that much to half-boiled eggs. I would recommend at least sauteing or grilling the tomatoes first to soften them up and release some of that umami goodness.
Who likes beetroot?
One of my favourites, beetroot is a nice sweet sour addition that’s not that uncommon to be found with eggs. Perhaps usually more with poached eggs and some bread, but that’s too cliched, no?
Fun fact: Did you know beetroot contains a compound that naturally enhances your aerobic performance? I’d cite the paper, but I can’t be bothered.
If you prefer something not too chunky, then perhaps you can try a smidgen of paprika on your half-boiled eggs instead!
Paprika is a fragrant and versatile spice, and it’s hard to go overboard with it. If you experience difficulty breathing, then you probably want to stop.
Ok, now it starts a get a bit weird.
Yes, that is an apple. And yes, it is roasted so it is soft like pudding.
And no, it doesn’t really work with hard-boiled eggs.
Ah, nothing like a novel take on an old Japanese recipe – the Oyakodon!
For those that don’t know, the Oyakodon is a Japanese dish whose name literally translates to “parent and child rice bowl”. It’s fried chicken with egg on top, on a bed of rice. I’m hungry now.
So yeah, have some crispy fried chicken with your half-boiled eggs! If you can be bothered to fire up the deep fat fryer first thing in the morning.
Actually, just don’t do it. It’s average at best.
Nothing like starting your day off with some sweet, chewy pork jerky!
Traditional Chinese sweet meat (known as bakgua in Malaysia and some say Singapore) actually goes quite nicely with half-boiled eggs, if you can fit the darn thing inside the bowl.
Crispy fish skin! Pretty good stuff, although somewhat pricey.
They even come in big bagfuls! Cheaper that way.
Ok I tried to get all fancy with this one, but it’s actually just a combination of shredded carrot, pulled pomelo with a hint of paprika and pepper.
It was…interesting. The pomelo is a nice touch, especially if it’s chilled, but otherwise it’s a little strange, even by my eccentric standards.
And that leaves us with our new reigning champion, hands-down the best companion to half-boiled eggs since soy sauce and pepper:
I do not work for nor was I remunerated in any way by Kewpie to do this, but seriously their stuff is so good!
The Roasted Sesame is one of most commonly used dressings now for salads, so why not half-boiled eggs?
Their Spicy Sesame range is also just as suitable for those that like a bit of kick in the morning. Nothing beats starting your day off with a couple of half-boiled eggs!
And so ends my half-boiled egg experiment…until next time. That’s all for now, folks!
Have an egg-cellent day!