Gyeranjjim (Korean Steamed Eggs)

Eunjo Park, a 2020 F&W Best New Chef, turns to the microwave to make gyeranjjim, a fluffy and luxurious dish of Korean steamed eggs, in just a few minutes. The eggs are infused with flavorful broth and topped with all kinds of optional garnishes, like a drizzle of toasted sesame oil or hot chile oil, or a sprinkle of scallions, sesame seeds, or cod roe. Traditionally served as a side dish, gyeranjjim can also be served on its own with a side of rice.

Gyeranjjim (Korean Steamed Eggs)
Photo: Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Prop Styling by Christina Daley / Food Styling by Ali Ramee
Total Time:
10 mins


  • .50 cup broth or stock, such as chicken, dashi, or mushroom

  • 3 large eggs

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • Sesame oil, chile oil, scallions, sesame seeds, cheese, or cod roe, for topping


  1. Microwave broth in a medium-size microwavable bowl on high until boiling, 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. While broth micro- waves, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl using a fork or chopstick until smooth.

  2. Without removing bowl from microwave, gradually whisk eggs into boiling broth using a fork or chopstick until well combined. (The bowl will be very hot.)

  3. Microwave egg mixture on 70% power until eggs are halfway cooked, about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir mixture. Place a separate bowl of the same size or slightly larger on top of bowl in microwave, ensuring top bowl does not touch egg mixture. (Do not invert top bowl.) Microwave on 70% power in 15-second intervals as needed until eggs are fluffy and just cooked, about 1 minute. Garnish steamed eggs with sesame oil, chile oil, scallions, sesame seeds, cheese, and cod roe, as desired.

Suggested pairing

Light, dry sparkling wine: Ca' dei Zago Prosecco Col Fondo

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