Son in Law Eggs

Son in Law Eggs

Khai Luuk Kheeuy

Serves 4 Cooks in 20 minutes Difficulty Easy

Son in Law Eggs or Khai Luuk Kheeuy as it is called in Thailand is the perfect accompaniment to most of the dishes we learn how to cook at my Khao Lak Thai cooking class. It can also be prepared as a quick and easy lunch. This egg dish is a very popular type of Street Food here.

The reason why this dish is called Son in Law Eggs always makes me giggle. I am not sure exactly where it came from and it’s total accuracy but this is the reason I know as to it’s name. When a mother disapproves of the way her daughter is being treated by her husband (her son in law) she will cook this dish for the couple. It sends a very clear message to the husband that he better start treating his wife in a nicer way otherwise his ‘eggs’ will be the next things to get deep fried. Hehe.

Like all dishes in my blog I try to keep the recipes simple with ingredients you should be able to source easily. Hope you enjoy this one.


  • 7 eggs
  • 50g minced pork
  • 1 tbsp tamarind sauce
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 5 chillies
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tbsp oil

You will also need 1 shallot, finely chopped and quickly fried to garnish your meal and extra oil to deep fry the cooked eggs.


  1. Boil the eggs for 10 minutes, 7 minutes if you prefer the yolks a little softer.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok.
  3. Fry the shallot, then add the pork and fry until cooked.
  4. Add the fish sauce, tamarind sauce (how to prepare tamarind sauce), palm sugar and a little water. Fry until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Heat some more oil in a fresh pan. It’s needs to be a couple of centimetres deep.
  6. Peel the eggs and leaving them whole, fry until until they start to turn a nice golden brown colour.

To Serve

Halve the eggs on a plate and top with the sauce, fried shallot and coriander.

Hope you enjoy Khai Luuk Kheeuy by Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.