Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sambal Telur



I Eggs. I can't begin to tell you how much. If you have been following my blog, you would know. :)


I especially quail eggs! They are so cute.


Hmmm ... maybe they need some colour and spice?


There you go! I can't help it. I'm a spice girl. ;)

In many recipes, you'll find just the eggs in the sambal. In my version, I added crispy ikan bilis (anchovies) for crunch ... but in all honesty, because I couldn't be bothered to cook another dish! So it was really just this and rice for lunch. No complaints, though.

Recipe
- 12 to 16 quails' eggs (hard-boiled and shelled)*
- 1 large red onion, sliced in rings
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tsp sugar
- Salt (if required, to taste)
- 1 handful ikan bilis
* Optional: You can choose to fry the hard-boiled eggs first, to get a golden skin ... very much like making son-in-law eggs. However, do remember to use a toothpick and prick the surface of the hard-boiled eggs all over. Just at the surface, not all the way through.

For the sambal (pound/blitz into a paste):
- 10 red chillies
- 10 shallots, peeled
- 5 cloves garlic
- 3 candlenuts or macademia, pounded
- 1 lemon grass (only use the pale-coloured portion), cut as finely as you can
Note: I used my own rempah.

1. In a skillet, heat 2 or 3 tbsp oil. Add in ikan bilis and fry till crispy. Set aside.

2. In the same skillet, heat 3 or 4 tbsp oil, and add onion. Fry till onion has softened. Now add the sambal and continue stir-frying over low heat until the oil floats.

3. Add ketchup, sugar, salt and taste test. Lastly, add the eggs and ikan bilis. Stirfry briefly to coat with sambal. Serve.



I am submitting this dish to Muhibbah Monday, hosted by 3 Hungry Tummies.

28 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use quail eggs for this dish. My type of food too, love it spicy :D

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  2. Sambal, eggs and ikan bilis go so well together. Love it in nasi lemak!

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  3. OMG!

    Seriously.. i thought of cooking this for M.Monday too!! HAhahahaa!

    I even made the sambal tumis from Suresh already. Great minds think alike eh? :PPp

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  4. Thanks Ju for joining me again...this is perfect with my nasi lemak :)

    Love how you used quail eggs in this!

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  5. you don't know how much I love sambal eggs! And anchovies!! I'm so making this very soon

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  6. My family and me love eggs too. This one sound easy for me to prepare. It looks so delicious!

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  7. I am a big fan of egg too ... but not too spicy! haha.... yours look great!

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  8. Mmmm Ju - I too am a big egg fan - I can eat it 3 times a day if I wasn't so worried about my cholesterol. It's flavour is a great backdrop for so many things - especially something like this spicy dish.

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  9. Looks so delicious my stomach is making noises just by looking at it!

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  10. I love eggs too thank goodness! I have never heard of eggs prepared this way..so flavorful I bet..and of course the photos are delicious too..

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  11. Oh wow, those r the cutest eggs I've ever seen n what an easy recipe! My husband loves eggs too n I think I'm gonna give this one a try. Just wondering where I would find a quail egg?!

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  12. These are so cute and look really flavorful and yummy. I <3 eggs, too!

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  13. I love eggs too!! And this dish is definitely a great one to go with rice ... :D

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  14. Ju I have not had lunch yet and your gorgeous pics have made me even more hungry!
    This dish looks absolutely amazing!

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  15. Simple ingredients but with big bold flavors of spice....yummy! I like it!

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  16. Oh my. this looks so good. Yum! I like how you add ikan bilis for crunch!

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  17. I love quail eggs. So so cute and so tiny yet packs such a punch. Especially with sambal? Exquisite.

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  18. All the power ingredients there...sambal, eggs and ikan bilis. Just this and rice is good enough for me. I can eat that everyday :D Cute with quail eggs.

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  19. wow ... looks really delicious, quail eggs accompanied by sambal bilis ... hmm... it's my favorite...

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  20. I love eggs too =) great idea adding ikan bilis! munch munch

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  21. This looks so interesting for me. I love it. I have never had qualis eggs like this before. Simply divine!

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  22. We call it telur puyuh. People love to cook it for sambal goreng (fried sambal). My husband does sure love this.

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  23. wow...lots of cholesterol also ya...:p rempah is really something good to use, especially when we love something spicy!

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  24. oh my my they look top of the world just too cute, first time here loving it :)

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  25. i'm curious. why must prick the eggs first if want to deep fry?

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  26. phoebeluv: Otherwise, they will blister, pop and brown very unevenly. Really ugly.

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  27. Yum, wish I could get my hands on fresh quails eggs easily. I love sambal eggs too. Thanks for joining MM.

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