Sambal eggs with vegetables, drizzled with a tangy son-in-law sauce

Eggs with a spicy, tangy, sweet and salty sauce

There was a fete in my little boy’s school and I made some of these for the Asian food stall. It was a fusion of sambal eggs & son-in-law eggs – spicy, tangy, sweet, salty and delicious.

Son in law sauce

  • 1 tbsp sugar (I use palm sugar for a more intense flavour)
  • 1 tbs tamarind paste
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • a little water

Cook all ingredient in a small saucepan over low heat, until all the ingredients combine well & aromatic.

Sambal eggs with vegetables

  • 12 whole eggs, semi-hard boiled, peeled
  • 1 potato, diced, cooked in microwave until just cooked, then rinsed in cold water
  • a handful of frozen peas
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tsp chilli paste, I use Sambal Balado which is an Indonesian sambal sauce specifically for eggs
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fried shallot
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil
  • a small handful of coriander, chopped, for garnishing.


  • In a frying pan, add some cooking oil; add whole eggs and roll in the panfry until slightly brown outside, shake the eggs around frequently, approximately 5-10 minutes
  • remove the eggs from frying pan to cool slightly; cut the eggs in halves & arrange the eggs on a plate
  • In a frying pan, heat up some cooking oil; add garlic, onion and chilli paste, stir fry until aromatic; add potato, peas, fish sauce and sugar, stir fry until the frozen peas are cooked; add tomatoes and fried shallot, mix through; remove the frying pan from heat; pour the vegetables over the eggs; add coriander to garnish.
  • Drizzle some son-in-law sauce over the eggs and vegetables.
Indonesia Sambal Balado sauce for eggs
Indonesia Sambal Balado sauce for eggs

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