It is back-to-school season. Are you ready to pack lunches for your little ones? Jangjorim or Braised Eggs is a popular lunch item in Korea. Top rice with these sweet and savory eggs made with Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. Drizzle some sauce over them, and you’ll be surprised how quickly the meal disappears.
I modified the traditional recipe with ingredients commonly available in the U.S. Kelp and dried anchovies are frequently added to the traditional version. But I found that maple syrup, garlic, and ginger give plenty of flavor even without those two ingredients.
(This post is created in partnership with Nellie’s Free Range.) Since they’re the star of the dish, you want to use high-quality eggs like Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. Nellie’s hens are Certified Humane Free Range, which means they live happy lives outdoors, and you can see and taste the difference. The shell is thicker, the yolk has a golden color, and the taste is richer.
Korean Style Braised Eggs (Gyeran Jangjorim)
Jangjorim or Braised Eggs is a popular lunch item in Korea. This recipe is simplified and modified to fit Western lifestyles and flavor preferences.
- 6 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 ” piece of ginger peeled
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- optional 1 chopped jalapeno
In a pot, add eggs and fill the pot with cold water, 1″ above eggs. Add salt and vinegar. They will help the peel to come off easily, especially when using fresh eggs.
Bring to a rapid boil. Turn off heat, put a lid on the pot, and set the timer for 10 minutes.
Fill a bowl with ice water. When the eggs are cooked, gently place them in the ice water and drain water from the pot.
Once the eggs cool down, peel the eggs.
In the empty pot, add soy sauce, water, and maple syrup. Stir to mix and bring to a boil.
Carefully place eggs in the sauce. Boil for 10 minutes over medium-high heat. Occasionally roll the eggs so the sauce coats evenly.
Add ginger and garlic. If desired, add jalapeno to make the eggs spicy. Boil for an additional 5 ~ 10 minutes until the sauce has been reduced to half.
Store braised eggs in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days. They can be served cold or at room temperature.