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Steamed Egg Recipe (Gaeran Jim)

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Gaeran Jim
This quick and easy steamed egg dish (gaeran jim) can be made in the microwave or on the stove. Koreans enjoy eggs at any meal of the day, so this steamed egg recipe is an easy side dish for morning, noon, and night.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 scallion, chopped


  1. In a heat safe bowl (porcelain or stoneware work best), whisk eggs, water, salt, and scallions together until fully combined.

  2. If using microwave, cover the bowl with a plate and cook for 4 minutes.

  3. If steaming on stove, steam bowl in steamer for 10 minutes over medium-high meat. You can also just put the bowl in a large pot with a few inches of water at the bottom (15 minutes over low-medium heat).

  4. (Serves 4 as a side)
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 5 out of 5
This was a great recipe....., Member TiffanyT0215

Just don't use the amount of salt given in the recipe!!! This will kill you over! Just a dash of salt is enough.... The scallions really give it enough flavor so that you don't even need the salt! Tried this last night and both my husband and son LOVED it! I actually had to make another batch without the salt but it was definitely worth it! We haven't had this dish since we visited our favorite Korean restuarant in Palisades Park the last time we were in Jersey.

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