GyeRan Mali (계란말이) is a common Korean side dish for meals or lunch boxes. Typically, it is round and taste like a fried flat egg. However, today I will show you something different. This version has a cute heart shape and includes some vegetables like carrots and green onions for color and taste. It is very easy to make, and you can make somebody happy. 😉 Of course, the flavor is delicious with very few ingredients.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GyeRan (계란) = Egg
- DalGyal (달걀) = Egg (Another Name)
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Green Onion
- ½ Tbsp Carrot
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Some Oil
Break 4 eggs and stir them gently. For interesting yellow and white color swirls, do not completely mix the whites and yokes together.
Set aside 2-3 Tbsp of the egg mixture to be used later.
Finely chop 1 Tbsp of green onion and ½ Tbsp of carrot. It is important to chop them very fine.
Add ¼ tsp of salt into the egg mixture and mix well.
Add some oil in a small bowl or plate. Fold a small piece of a paper towel, and soak it in the oil.
Use the towel to lightly grease the pan. Cook on medium heat.
Drop a little bit of the egg mixture into the heated pan; if it starts to cook, the temperature for the pan is right.
Pour about ¼ of the egg mixture into an 8-inch pan.
When the surface of the egg starts to cook, begin to roll it: about one inch.
Continue to roll it. You can use either chopsticks or a spatula.
Push it to the end of the pan and add some more oil in the pan.
Pour the same amount of egg mixture into the pan. Fry and roll it the same way.
After doing the same process 2 more times, you will get a fried egg that looks like this.
Cool it for about 1 minute before you cut it. This helps the egg keep its shape when you cut it.
Cut the fried egg into a half-inch thickness.
This is the normal shape for this dish. You can serve it like this.
To make the heart shape, cut one piece of the fried egg diagonally.
Two pieces to the puzzle.
Make the heart shape with the two cut pieces.
Dip the heart shaped egg into the egg mixture you saved in the beginning.
Fry the heart shaped egg in the slightly oiled pan on medium. Put some egg mixture on top too.
Cook it until it is done.
It is very cute and pretty, isn’t it? 😉 Why don’t you make this lovely heart shape egg side dish for somebody you love? Thanks. Enjoy!