Thai Omelet (Kai Jeaw) ไข่เจียวหมูสับ - Episode 11

Thai Omelet, or Kai Jeaw, is a super popular dish in Thailand. Thai Omelet is amazingly simple and quick to make. In the United States we tend to think of an omelet as breakfast, or morning food. However, the Thai Omelet is meant to be a lunch or dinner dish. Kai Jeaw is often served as a side dish, but it also has enough legs to stand on its own as a main dish. It is very rare to find Thai Omelet served without sriracha sauce on the side or drizzled on top. Having a great sriracha sauce really elevates this dish. Thai Omelet is not commonly found at most Thai restaurants outside of Thailand. But most Thai restaurants will be happy to make it for you if you ask them. But then again, with this quick and easy recipe, you won't need to order it out, you can just whip it up at home and enjoy it any time you like. Kai Jeaw Ar Roi Mak Mak!

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I wasn't joking when I said that this was a super easy dish to make. All of the ingredients that you will need are shown in the picture below. If you want to make it a spicey Thai omelet then try adding a diced up hot pepper.

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First you will crack your eggs into a mixing bowl, then add your ground pork, and one spoon of seasoning sauce or soy sauce. Whip it all together until everything is fully mixed.

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Next you will heat your cooking oil in a small pot. Using a pot will ensure that your Thai Omelet is thick and stays round in shape. Once your cooking oil is hot, slowly pour in your omelet mix from the previous step. Your oil should be hot enough that your Thai omelet starts to sizzle right away. Keep a close eye on your Thai omelet and check the underside in about 30 seconds. Once the underside starts to turn golden, it is ready to be flipped.

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Flip your Thai omelet and allow it to cook for another 30 seconds, or until it is golden on the bottom. Be careful to allow as much oil to drain away as possible when removing your Thai omelet.

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Plate your Thai omelet on a bed of rice with your favorite garnish. Don't forget your sriracha sauce, it is a must have with this dish. I make my own homemade sriracha and enjoy using it. However, if you don't make your own sriracha and need to buy it, I would recommend buying the Tabasco Sriracha, it is as authentic to Thai style sriracha sauce as you can find.

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Cooking Note: Not much can be substituted with this already basic Thai dish. But, you can add all kinds of things to it. For example I often add diced garlic or shallots to my egg mix. If you really want to get creative then add basil to your mix.