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Make a Dozen Soy Sauce Eggs, Eat Them Morning, Noon & Night

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Put an egg on it—or the very classy "puddaneggonit"—has become a common strategy for turning something simple into a satisfying dinner. And we're all for breaking out a skillet to make a crackly-edged fried one or a trio of soft-scrambleds when the hunger pangs hit.

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs
Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs

But of you're the planning type (or simply someone who does not wish to dirty the egg pan daily), consider making a dozen soft-boiled, soy sauce-soaked eggs at the start of the week...

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs

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Makes 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce (we used low-sodium—if yours is regular strength, you might want to err on the side of shorter marination time)
  • 6 large eggs
  • Maldon or other flaky salt, for serving
  • Black pepper, for serving
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...and turn them into a meal, morning noon and night:

  • Breakfast-ish sandwich. Smashed with a fork onto on a toasted, buttered English muffin for a sandwich (breakfast or dinnertime) that doesn't need a whip else.
  • Egg salad. Dice the eggs into a chunky egg salad, folded through with thin-sliced scallions, toasted cashews, and lots of cracked pepper.
  • Noodle soup. Make dashi, boil rice noodles, and layer them in the broth with any kind of roasted vegetables. Top with quartered soy sauce eggs, and hot chile oil.
  • A very green salad. Blend up an avocado, an anchovy, an a fistful of herbs to make green goddess dressing, toss with peppery greens and halved soy sauce eggs.
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  • Fry, fry, fry. Turn them into soy-spiked Scotch Eggs: Mix ground chicken with lots of chopped basil, ginger, and scallions, flatten into a patty, and wrap around each egg. Fry in vegetable oil till golden (they'll be hard cooked when you're done!).
  • Make a (non-traditional) taco! Chop them coarsely use to fill blistered tortillas and top with fried Brussels sprouts and kimchi.
  • Menemen-ish! Sauté peppers until soft, add a little leftover tomato sauce, then fold in the quartered eggs for a variation on Menemen.
  • Rice bowl. Fold into a bowl of shredded chicken, cooked rice, watercress, and dress with equal parts lime juice and fish sauce.
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Tell us: What other meals do you make with hard-boiled eggs?

Tags: Weeknight Cooking, Dinner, Faster, Halfway To Dinner