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Ramen Eggs (Japanese Marinated Eggs) Recipe (nut-free)

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close up of a whole ramen egg and a ramen egg cut in half on a wooden cutting board

Ramen eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago), often known as marinated eggs, are yummy marinated soft-boiled eggs. They’re so stunning and scrumptious. This Japanese impressed recipe could be very straightforward and principally hands-off, whereas ready for the eggs to prepare dinner, chill, and marinate. I extremely advocate getting ready the soft-boiled eggs with an Instantaneous Pot however included stovetop directions as effectively.

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What are Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago)?

Ramen eggs are marinated eggs that’s minimize in half and served with Japanese ramen. I’ve a recipe for Shoyu Ramen with Panko Breaded Rooster & Spinach and these ramen eggs can be a beautiful addition. We additionally like consuming these scrumptious ramen eggs for a fast snack. You’ll be able to add them to a salad or eat them with rice. I’ve a recipe for Instantaneous Pot Rooster Congee (Rooster Jook) and like to prime my rice porridge with a ramen egg (or a fried egg) and a few cooked greens to make it a whole meal.

These marinated eggs are referred to as Ajitsuke Tamago in Japanese, ajitsuke means marinated or seasoned and tamago means egg. One other title is Ajitama which is a nickname that mixes the phrases ajitsuki and tamago.

This ajitama recipe can encourage you to make different marinated egg variations. Attempt different taste combos that you just get pleasure from akin to soy sauce and sesame oil, ponzu sauce, or simply sake and sugar. So long as somebody just isn’t allergic to eggs, they’ll adapt this dish to go well with their meals allergy symptoms.

My son who’s away at school must eat eggs regularly to take care of his egg desensitization. So I’m at all times occupied with alternative ways to make eggs scrumptious for him. My son who’s residence once more enjoys packing these ramen eggs as a aspect or a snack to eat together with his lunch, doesn’t have to eat them with ramen.

How Mushy Do You Like Mushy Boiled Eggs?

The primary query it’s essential to think about is how delicate do you want your delicate boiled eggs? Some individuals just like the yolk to be barely set with a runny middle. I prefer it principally stable however nonetheless a tiny bit uncooked (as pictured).

Consuming uncooked or undercooked eggs will increase one’s threat for meals borne sicknesses. They’re not really useful for anybody who could be very younger, very previous, or immunocompromised. You can also make hardboiled eggs for this recipe and nonetheless benefit from the taste and expertise of consuming marinated eggs.

Instantaneous Pot Mushy Boiled Eggs

My recipe for Instantaneous Pot Mushy Boiled Eggs as writen is the simplest approach to make delicate boiled eggs. The eggshells slip proper off and are straightforward to peel. The egg whites are fully set and the egg yolks are set across the edges however creamy within the middle. I program my Instantaneous Pot Professional to prepare dinner for 3 minutes but additionally set a again up timer (kitchen, telephone, and so forth.) for 11 minutes. Have a big bowl of ice water prepared to relax your eggs after they’re carried out cooking.

  • In the event you like a delicate boiled egg with a runnier yolk, set your Instantaneous Pot to prepare dinner for 3 minutes however take them out 15-30 seconds earlier by setting your kitchen timer for 10 minutes and 30-45 seconds.
  • In the event you desire your delicate boiled eggs to be totally set then program your Instantaneous Pot to prepare dinner for 4 minutes after which fast launch after they’re carried out. That may be a complete time of 12 minutes.

Range Prime Mushy Boiled Eggs

I confess that I’m not affected person about making delicate boiled eggs (or hardboiled eggs both) on the stovetop. The fundamental thought is to first boil water, then decrease the temperature to simmer in order that the eggs gained’t bounce round within the pot and crack. Then simmer for 8-9 minutes.

I attempted simmering my eggs for 7 minutes and the egg whites had been partially set. The jiggly eggs had been difficult to peel and method too undercooked for my choice. I believe cooking them for 8-9 minutes is likely to be higher.

It would assist so as to add some salt to your boiling water after which add the eggs. Cooking the eggs in salty water will assist the egg whites solidify rapidly and keep contained in the egg. When you’ve got an Instantaneous Pot, I extremely advocate strain cooking your eggs as a substitute of cooking them in a pot.

Collage of ramen eggs plain, topped with chopped scallion, with congee, and marinating in a bag
As I used to be making this collage, I understand that I don’t have any pictures of ramen eggs served with ramen, oops!! I’ll add a photograph subsequent time I make ramen with ramen eggs. Prime left, you may see that the marinated eggs are barely brown from the soy sauce marinade and the yolk is creamy on the within. Prime proper: I generally minimize the ramen eggs in half and simply have them as a snack. Backside left: Additionally add ramen eggs to my bowl of jook (rice porridge) served right here with sauted spinach and baked butternut squash. Backside proper: I make a small quantity of marinade and marinate the eggs in a sandwich bag for max publicity to the marinade. On this photograph, I had simply added 2 extra eggs to reuse the marinade for a second spherical.

Make a Small Batch of Marinade

I make a small quantity of marinade to marinate just a few eggs at a time within the fridge. The eggs are prepared in 2 hours however style higher if marinated in a single day. Nonetheless, it’s a good suggestion to switch the eggs to a clear hermetic container the following day in any other case they are going to be too salty. They’re good for 2-3 days refrigerated.

I normally will reuse the marinade to marinate just a few extra eggs so as to not waste the marinade. To save lots of time, I usually make 8-10 Instantaneous Pot eggs and have further eggs within the fridge so it’s straightforward to peel just a few extra eggs and reuse the marinade no less than one time.

If you wish to make greater than 6 ramen eggs directly, double the marinade portion of the recipe.

Caveat concerning alcohol in mirin

Since this marinade is cooked for a couple of minutes, I used to be curious whether or not there’s nonetheless a major quantity of alcohol left within the marinade and if people who find themselves delicate to alcohol can eat the ramen eggs? I’m delicate to alcohol however appear to tolerate small quantities of alcohol in my meals.

I realized that if a dish containing alcohol is cooked for quarter-hour, 40% of the alcohol stays. It appears to take a very long time to prepare dinner off many of the alcohol. For instance, after 2.5 hours of cooking, 5% of the alcohol stays in a dish.

If making this dish for younger youngsters, pregnant ladies, or individuals who keep away from alcohol for well being, non secular, or psychological well being causes, search for mirin choices with out alcohol, akin to kotteri mirin or honteri mirin. When you’ve got a duplicate of my Chinese language Instantaneous Pot Cookbook, there’s a recipe for tea eggs within the appetizer part that’s an alcohol-free recipe.

Allergy Conscious Ramen Eggs

These Japanese model marinated eggs are quite simple to make. Ajitsuke Tamago is straightforward to adapt in your allergy symptoms, aside from egg. The marinade is principally manufactured from soy sauce, mirin, water, and sugar.

For a soy allergy, you may strive making this recipe with soy-free soy sauce or omitting it altogether and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. If coconut amino sauce is an ingredient you may have, then that could be a excellent substitute for soy since we would like some sweetness within the marinade anyhow. There are different soy-free soy sauce choices as effectively.

If allergic to wheat, gluten-free tamari is likely to be an awesome choice as a substitute of utilizing soy sauce.

This recipe peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, and sesame-free as written.

close up of a whole ramen egg and a ramen egg cut in half on a wooden cutting board

Ramen Eggs (Japanese Marinated Eggs)

Ramen eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago) are yummy marinated soft-boiled eggs. They’re so stunning and scrumptious. This recipe could be very straightforward and principally hands-off, whereas ready for the eggs to prepare dinner, chill, and marinate. I extremely advocate getting ready the soft-boiled eggs with an Instantaneous Pot however included stovetop directions as effectively.

Complete Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Creator Sharon Wong @ www.nutfreewok.com
  • 6
    eggs
  • 2
    cups
    ice
  • 1
    teaspoon
    salt
    optionally available, for stovetop technique solely
  • 1/4
    cup
    soy sauce
    or tamari sauce for gluten-free
  • 1/4
    cup
    mirin
  • 1/2
    cup
    water
    or sake
  • 1
    teaspoon
    sugar

Make delicate boiled eggs in an Instantaneous Pot

  1. Place a trivet contained in the liner, add 1/2 cup water, and prepare the eggs on the trivet. Lock the lid and program the Instantaneous Pot to strain prepare dinner on excessive for 3 minutes (set a again up timer for 11 minutes). Mix the two cups of ice with 2 cups water to make an ice water tub. Fast launch the pot, rigorously open the Instantaneous Pot, and switch the eggs to the ice water tub.

Or make delicate boiled eggs in a pot (stovetop)

  1. Fill a small pot (1 quart) midway with water and produce to a boil. When the water boils, decrease the temperature to low in order that the water simmers. Fastidiously add the eggs and 1 teaspoon salt to the pot and canopy with a lid. Set a timer for 8-9 minutes, relying on how you want your delicate boiled eggs. Mix the two cups of ice with 2 cups water to make an ice water tub. When the eggs are prepared, switch them to an ice water tub.

Marinate the Eggs

  1. In a small pot, mix the soy sauce, mirin, water, and sugar and prepare dinner on medium warmth. When the marinade boils, decrease the temperature, and simmer the sauce on low for 4-5 minutes to prepare dinner off among the alcohol. Take away from warmth and permit the marinade to chill down.

  2. Peel the eggs and rinse any shell fragments off. Place the eggs in a quart sized freezer bag and add the marinade. Use a rubber band to tie off the highest of the bag in order that the eggs are fully immersed within the marinade. Place the bag of eggs in a bowl and refrigerate no less than 2 hours however not more than in a single day.

  3. The following day take away the eggs from the marinade and retailer the marinated eggs in an hermetic container for 2-3 days within the fridge. Don’t go away the eggs within the marinade for greater than 1 day in any other case the eggs can be too salty. The marinade will be reused with a second batch of softboiled eggs, if desired.

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