Happy New Year, everyone! Today, I will make a Korean street food. It is a kind of toast that I’ve been craving. There are many places in Korea that sell this delicious sandwich, especially in the morning. This is popular in Korea because the bread, egg, and vegetables can give you enough nutrition to start the day and the taste is so good. I made this and enjoyed it with my son, Bryson. Try it someday.
Short Korean Lesson
- ChukGu (축구) = Soccer
- YaGu (야구) = Baseball
- Yield: 2 Toasts
- 4 Slices White Bread (1 Tbsp Salted Butter)
- 2 Eggs
- ⅔ Cup Cabbage
- ½ Cup Cucumber
- ⅛ Cup Carrot
- 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
- ¼ tsp Sugar
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- Some Ketchup
- Some Mayonnaise or Mustard (optional)
Cut ⅔ cup worth of cabbage and ⅛ cup worth of a carrot into thin strips. Slice ½ cup worth of a cucumber thinly.
Break 2 eggs and mix them with ⅛ tsp of salt.
Add the cabbage and carrot to the egg mixture.
Mix it well.
Add 1 Tbsp of cooking oil in a headed pan. Put some of the cabbage and carrot from the egg mixture on the pan and shape the egg mixture into a shape like the bread. Make 2 of them.
Pour half of the remaining egg mixture on top of one cabbage and carrot in the pan. Then pour the rest of the egg mixture onto the other one. In this way, you will get a nicely shaped egg.
Cook the egg for about 4 to 5 minutes on medium. You can cook it about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side.
Obtain 4 slices of white bread.
Melt ½ Tbsp of salted butter in a pan on medium.
Put 2 slices of the bread in the pan, flip the bread once to get the melted butter on both sides of the bread before they start to cook.
Cook the bread for about one and a half minutes each side, or until both sides become nicely golden brown on medium. It will take about 3 minutes to cook 2 slices of the bread. With the remaining butter (½ Tbsp), cook the other 2 slices of bread using the same process.
When the bread is still warm, place the bread on a plate and sprinkle some sugar (half of ⅛ tsp) on it. You will need ⅛ tsp of sugar for each sandwich.
If you want, you can cut the edge of the fried egg to make a nice and clean look. Put the egg on top of the bread.
Place half of the prepared cucumber (about ¼ cup worth) on the egg evenly.
Squeeze some ketchup and mayonnaise on top. Depending on your tastes, you can use mustard instead of mayonnaise or skip it.
Sprinkle the remaining sugar (from ⅛ tsp sugar for one sandwich) on top. The sugar is the secret ingredient for delicious Korean street toast.
This recipes makes 2 sandwiches, so follow the same process for the second sandwich. You can wrap the sandwich or cut it in half to serve.
This can be a quick and delicious snack food for kids. It is also great for your picnic or lunch menu. Enjoy!