Korean soft steamed eggs, also known as Gyeran Jjim, are super fully eggs whipped with umami-filled dashi broth. It’s a popular Korean side dish that’s easy to find at Korean restaurants and is SO good with super tender Kalbi. Make these delicious eggs in 10 minutes or less at home!
How to Make Soft Steamed Eggs
To get that silky smooth texture that these soft steam eggs are easy with the right techniques!
- The Secret Step to Ultra Smooth Eggs: Before you turn on the stove, there’s one simple step to follow. It'll ensure you have that silky fluffy egg texture! Once you mix all your egg ingredients together, pour it through a sieve before bringing it to the stove. This removes any thick egg lumps so you’re only left with ultra-smooth eggs!
- Know Which Pot to Use: Korean soft steamed eggs are typically cooked and served in earthenware. If, however, what do you use if you don’t have one?! I tested using a regular sauce pot at home and it turned out just fine as well! If you have a see-through lid to go with it, that’s even better! The cooking time will still be around 5 minutes but may vary slightly depending on the thickness of the bottom of the pot. If you have a clear lid, you have a better chance of not overcooking them!
- The Trick to Filling It with Flavor: I was surprised to find out these delicious steamed eggs aren’t filled with just eggs! While whisking them in your earthenware or pot, you have the opportunity to boost it with extra flavors by using dashi stock, mirin, and fish sauce! They may be subtle, but this makes all the difference to make them addictively good!
Looking for More Quick & Easy Side Dishes?
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Korean Soft Steamed Eggs
- Heat earthenware or a small pot on medium heat.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together eggs, mirin, and fish sauce. For extra smooth eggs, pour the egg mixture through a sieve to remove any lumps.
- Once the earthenware or pot is hot, pour in dashi stock and bring it to a soft boil.
- Whisk the stock as you slowly pour in egg mixture - this prevents the eggs from sticking to the pot. Mix the eggs and stock together for a couple of seconds until it’s well combined.
- Turn heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook for about 5 minutes in earthenware or 6 ½ minutes in the pot. You'll know when they're done when the center of the eggs is set. Turn off heat and top with green onions. Serve immediately.
- Ultra Smooth Eggs: Pour the mixed egg ingredients through a sieve before cooking for a silky, fluffy texture.
- Pot Selection: Earthenware is traditional, but a regular sauce pot works well too. A see-through lid helps prevent overcooking. Cooking time is around 5 minutes, adjusting slightly based on pot thickness.
- Flavor Boost: Whisk in dashi stock, mirin, and fish sauce for extra deliciousness. These subtle flavors make the eggs addictively good!
Exact calculations may vary. For the most accurate nutritional information, use your preferred nutrition calculator, actual ingredients, and quantities used for the recipe. Please consult with your physician or registered dietitian if more precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.