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Kai Yad sai – Savory Stuffed Omelets Recipe

Kai Yad sai - Savory Stuffed Omelets

Kai Yad sai – Savory Stuffed Omelets Recipe

Frequently found on the menu of simple restaurants as well as at roadside stalls, this is often eaten at lunch time with rice and makes a satisfying meal with one other vegetable dish.

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil
  • 6 oz (150 g) ground pork or chicken
  • 3 tablespoons diced cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh or frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 11/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black soy sauce
  • 1/teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves (cilantro), to garnish
  • 1 finely sliced red chili, to garnish

Method :

  1. Heat half of the oil in a wok over high heat and stir-fry the meat for 2 minutes or until cooked. Add the tomatoes, green peas, onion, sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper Stir-fry another 2-3 minutes until cooked then set aside.
  2. Heat a small skillet or omelet pan 6-8 in (12-20 cm) in diameter and add a drop of the remaining oil. Pour in enough egg to thinly cover the base. Brown the omelet lightly on both sides, being careful to turn the omelet over gently halfway through cooking.
  3. To stuff the omelet, place 1-2 spoonfuls of the meat mixture in the center, fold two opposite sides toward the center and then fold in the remaining sides so that the omelet forms a square. Place on a serving plate and repeat until all the egg and pork mixture is used up.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves (cilantro) and finely sliced red chili. Serve accompanied by rice.

Note : To present omelets as shown in the photo on the opposite page, turn each omelet over so the folded edges are face down. Make a cross-shaped slit in the top of each omelet and then fold the slit portions back.

Serves 4 Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins

Kai Yad sai - Savory Stuffed Omelets - Step 1

Heat half of the oil In the wok and stir-fry the pork mixture

Kai Yad sai - Savory Stuffed Omelets - Step 2

Place 1-2 spoonfuls of the pork mixture in the center of each omelet.

Kai Yad sai - Savory Stuffed Omelets - Step 3

Fold two opposite sides of each omelet toward the center.

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Source :
Authentic Recipes from Thailand
by Sven Krauss, Laurent Ganguillet and Vira Sanguanwong
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by William Warren

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