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Egg in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Egg in Spicy Tomato Sauce

This simple one-skillet breakfast made with eggs simmered in a sauce of tomatoes, green chili, green onion, garlic, and lemongrass. If you don’t like runny egg yolk just scrambled the eggs and serve it like Turkish menemen.

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Egg in Spicy Tomato Sauce


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lemongrass, white part only
  • salt, sugar & pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Then soften the green onion, garlic, and green chili for about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lemongrass, and sugar. Then simmer over medium heat for 7-8 minutes until thick. Season with salt, pepper & fish sauce, then stir to combine.
  2. Using the back of a large spoon, make 4 holes in the sauce, then crack an egg into each one. Put a lid on the pan, then cook over low heat for 6 to 9 minutes, until eggs are done to your liking. Scatter with chopped green chili, fresh mint leaves & chopped green onion.

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