Home / Health & Nutrition / Recipes / Appetizers / son in law eggs

son in law eggs

Yesterday, we has vegetarian pad Thai for lunch. Not that we needed the carbs or anything. It is quick however and has the virtue of calling for bean sprouts as an ingredient. There were a whole lot of bean sprouts in the refrigerator so I have been finding recipes to use them up.

Later that evening, I prepared son-in-law eggs. The recipe is pretty simple. Take hard cooked eggs, cut them in half. Deep fry them face down until golden and bubbly. Drain face up while you make a sauce from 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup fish sauce. I used grated piñoncillo, you heat the oil, melt the sugar in the oil (stir it so it doesn’t burn) and then add the fish sauce. Simmer until thick and smooth. Cover the eggs with the sauce, garnish with crisp fried onion flakes, chile slivers and cilantro. Husband liked them, me not so much, but they do make a good high protein snack except for the sugar.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Linda, it’s an old cookbook, so it isn’t part of the current deep fry craze. The eggs are fried in a wok cut side down. I only had one yolk fall out.


  2. They are deep-frying EVERYTHING these days!!! Just wondering… How in the world do you keep the eggs from separating if they’ve been cut in half?

  3. Contessa, LOL….you aren’t trying to cook something Thai everyday for a month.


  4. Never heard of them and don’t thing I will give them a try. Glad your hubby is enjoying his ‘gift’!

  5. Felipe, it is amazing what people eat isn’t it? I don’t invent the recipes I just cook ’em.


  6. Lordy, what a concoction.

    — Felipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Scroll To Top