I have loved Korean saunas since my friend introduced me to one in 2011. It happened to be WiSpa at the edge of KTown on LA. I was hooked. Sadly there are none here in the desert so we have been deprived since moving. In a random recipe search for something else I found Korean Sauna Eggs which apparently are common snack at the cafes in the saunas that I had missed out on.
I started a batch last night using data from all the recipes I found rolled into one. The trick with these guys is that they are pressure cooked for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours depending on level of brown nutty good ness you want. I had these blue eggs on hand which I put in the instapot for 2 hours on pressure and let the pot naturally release when done and then just through them into the fridge. With the eggs in the instant pot you need two cups of water and 2 tsp salt
If you have never made eggs in your instapot, one of the joys is the ease in peeling.
Yep. These aren’t bad. This is how they turn out. they peel like a dream and have a brown color with nice nutty flavor.
I decided these would turn into deviled eggs that I would flavor based on their heritage.
Korean red pepper flakes (just a dash), some seasoned soy paste (1/2 tsp), and about 1TBl kimchi. Mix it all up.
Fill your eggs and chill. I garnished with a tiny piece of kimchi and a dab of sriracha.
This were so much better than I planned. The nuttiness of the egg and the soy paste marry perfectly.
So many things on the table or used to make this meal came from so many people–gifts, items i received after their death, etc…so even if you don’t see yourself there consider that so many gifts and memories went into the prep as well.
Once again, i smoked a turkey.
I didnt follow my own recipe so it wasnt as perfect as usual (and grilled turkey people is great!)
Heres a peek at her prep:
Mashed potatoes, yams and pumpkin:
Gluten free stuffing:
Gluten free green beans with a nod to walmart for gluten free cream of mushroom and sprouts for gluten free fried onions.
Pickled peppers with goat cheese, cucumber and mint:
A thanksgiving cocktail with sparkling apple, cranberry, sage, lemon and mionetto rose in our waterford flutes:
In the background of the table pic, you will see Jim’s watergate salad of pistachio, pineapple, nuts, etc.
And our pies:
Scratch pumpkin and a pecan with gluten free crust.
Omelettes…thats what they used as a substitute in the absence of anything gluten free in france.
I had some leftover ratatouille and left over tomato-cannelini sauce so i threw them together for the side.
The salad’s mise en place
Gonna let it marinate with thyme, olive oil, and vienegar
At serving it just gets tossed onto the lettuce bed
The omelette’s mise ( it was two eggs each omelette with a splash of olive oil and a tablespoon if sour cream) including garlic scapes and fresh basil:
Throw the beany mixture on the side and voila! My power burner is a little too much on the le creuset pans for an omelette..thus the darkness but it still tasted lovely…basil chiffonade and garlic scapes in it and on top
I buy a gluten free soy chorizo. Simply sauteed with 4 eggs…served with a fried egg on top…some slider sized flour tortillas and rice…add some tomatoes, olives, lettuce leaves, cheese, avocado…and tapatio
The lettuce serves as extra wraps for the chorizo if you get tired of tortillas
I made this the same night I made the spice blend…quick easy weeknight dish.
Into the pot goes canned tomatoes (1 roasted and crushed and 1 chopped)…a can of limas and a can of cannelini .. Some low sodium chicken less chicken flavored broth and a touch of water and I let it simmer and reduce
Omg…don’t talk about the lid of my pot–this is my favorite everyday pot and whatever…it gets a periodic scour otherwise just a quick wash
Anyway…make some wells, add the eggs…these happened to be from my friends hens in her own yard given to me the day they were laid
Cover them up and about 7/8 minutes later they are perfect
Pair with some gluten free focaccia from Palm Springs Thursday night street fair with an olive oil and balsamic dip
A quick salad with evoo and tarragon white balsamic