Yam khai dao (crispy fried egg salad)

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Serves: 2

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 5 teaspoons lime juice
  • 5 teaspoons palm sugar syrup (equal parts palm sugar and water, dissolved)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sliced Thai chili
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced garlic
  • 1/2 cup julienned celery
  • 1/2 cup julienned onions
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrot
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro sprigs


Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet until very hot. Have a plate close by to transfer cooked eggs onto. Working quickly, crack eggs, one at a time, into hot oil. Fry, ladling hot oil over the eggs until edges are crispy and the yolk cooked, about 30 seconds. Remove to a plate and repeat.

Heat fish sauce with lime juice, sugar syrup, chili and garlic in a skillet until just warm. Add all vegetables and eggs cut in quarters.

Scatter cilantro over top. Spoon on platter and serve.