There’s just something about tucking into a giant bowl of ramen that’s like a hug in soup form. Plus, it’s cheap, totally customizable to your tastes, and *gasp* healthy?
Yep, ramen can totally be a good-for-you dinner option—by making just a few tweaks to the microwave version. Tweak number one: Give it a protein boost with this ramen egg recipe. With just six ingredients in the DIY marinade, it’s much less nutritionally questionable than the ingredients in those mysterious seasoning packets, and way tastier.
The real nutritional star of the show? Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, which are Certified Humane Free Range and come from small family farms. Basically, they’re about as close as you can get to just-laid eggs without having a personal chicken coop.
The difference in quality is evident from the dark orange yolks and rich taste, and eggs from hens with outdoor access have been shown to be higher in omega-3s and vitamin D. See? Told you ramen could be nutritious—just add an (organic) egg.
Watch the video to see exactly how to make a perfect ramen egg, and get the full slurppable recipe below.
Heat water, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a sauce pan until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely.
Boil water in a large sauce pan, and lower Pete and Gerry's eggs into water. When water returns to a gentle boil, cook 7 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer eggs into a bowl of ice water.
Peel the eggs, and place them in a large plastic bag with the marinade. Seal, and let marinate overnight in the fridge.
Top ramen, rice, or toast with marinated eggs. Sprinkle with optional toasted sesame seeds, or scallions.
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