Telur Belado recipe for those days when all you’ve left in the fridge are eggs. Hard-boil those eggs, ‘chili’ them up with sambal, kick it up a notch with a touch of belacan; serve with steamed rice and you’ve got yourself a meal! Telor Belado is an Indonesian dish which is popular in Singapore.
Recipe for Egg Belado
Ingredients for Telur Belado:
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- 6 hard-boiled eggs, shells removed
- 6 red chile peppers, seeded and chopped
- 4 cloves garlic
- 4 medium shallots
- 2 tomatoes, quartered
- 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 1 cup oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Deep fry the eggs in the hot oil until they are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes; set aside.
- Combine the chile peppers, garlic, shallots, tomatoes, and shrimp paste in a food processor; blend into a paste. Add in peanut oil. Process again until smooth.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the chile pepper mixture into the skillet. Stir the vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the mixture. Add the fried eggs to the mixture, turning to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until fragrant, about 5 minutes.