Originated from North Sumatra (Padang or Minang), this humble dish can be easily bought from many street vendors (warung nasi). When I studied abroad, I found a shortcut to make this lovely dish. Serve with hot, steamed rice or Indonesian fried rice (nasi goreng) with prawn crackers on the side.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 17.3g; cholesterol 201mg; sodium 114.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
I am an Indonesian living in the US. This is my favorite dish and I am glad I found the recipe here. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2012
Hot sauce...very different but not bad. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
I am an Indonesian living in the US. This is my favorite dish and I am glad I found the recipe here. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
Ini makan Indo asli! Real authentic cuisine and hot too in a good way. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
I've lived in Indonesia a long time ago and so I wanted to recreate some dishes from there for my fiance he LOVED this dish! He constantly asks me to make it again I don't usually have shrimp paste where I live so I use anchovies instead (I looked it up as a substitute for shrimp paste) and it works just fine. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2012
Hot sauce...very different but not bad. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2020
My husband is Indonesian and I myself spent 10 years working there. There are a lot of Indonesian foods I miss telur balado being one. This recipe was quite good but I added serai (lemon grass) daun jeruk (lime leaves) & kemiri (candle nuts) to the sauce & a little more cuka (vinegar). That's the way I've always seen it made and Indonesian recipes can vary a lot from area to area. Pretty good although I had to use half the chili peppers recommended we ate everything pretty fast. It's not quite the flavor I'm used to but still delicious. Terima kasih until resep ini. Tolong publish resep untuk kentang balado juga Ibu:-) Read More
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