Today I will show you how to make an easy but fancy looking side dish using eggs and laver. It is called “Gim GyeRan MalI” (계란말이) in Korean. Many people are interested in Korean lunch box foods or kid friendly menu items. This rolled egg is perfect for those cases. The egg, dried laver, salt, and cooking oil are all you need for this delicious side dish. Try it someday. 🙂
Yield: 1 Serving
Short Korean Lesson
- Gim (모자) = Dried Laver
- MalI (말이) = Something rolled
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Sheet Dried Laver
- 2 Generous Pinches Salt
- Some Cooking Oil
Break 2 eggs in a small mixing bowl and add 2 generous pinches of salt. Whisk it well.
Obtain small piece of a paper towel and some cooking oil. Fold the paper towel and dip it in the cooking oil. You will use it to oil the pan.
Wipe an 8-inch nonstick pan with the oiled paper towel evenly. This is a secret for making nicely shaped rolled eggs. Heat the pan on medium-high.
Pour the egg to the heated pan. Reduce the temperature to medium-low. It is important to cook at a lower temperature for this to prevent the egg from burning.
Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the bottom of the egg starts to become solid, but the top of the egg is still liquid.
Put 1 sheet of dried laver on top of the eggs. (Use the dried laver that you would use to make kimbap or sushi.) Because of the heat and liquid egg, the laver will shrink to fit on the egg in the pan. Cook 1 more minute.
Then, start to roll the egg. Start by folding the edge of the egg in about half an inch. Keep rolling it end to end.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the surface of the egg gets a slightly golden brown color. Flip the rolled egg once or twice during this step to cook both sides evenly. The total cooking time for the egg (not including the preheating time for the pan) will be about 5-7 minutes, depending on your exact stove temperature and pan material.
Let it cool a little before cutting it.
Cut the rolled egg into ⅓-inch slices. The yellow color from the egg and the black color from the laver look good together. 🙂
This is a very cute and pretty looking rolled egg. My son, Bryson, loved eating this with cooked rice. If you have a little kid, or want to make simple but delicious side dish, I highly recommend making this. Enjoy!