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Son-in-Law Eggs: Thai Fried Hard-Boiled Eggs in Tamarind Sauce

[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu]

Sour, sweet, and salty, this dish represents what people love about Thai cuisine. It may look complicated to make but it's quite easy. If you have hard-boiled eggs on hand, these son-in-law eggs will be ready in 30 minutes or less.

Note: It's more traditional to use palm sugar. But if you don't have it, brown sugar can be used to create very similar results. The one component that should not be left out, however, is the fried shallots.

About the author: Leela is the author of the Thai food blog SheSimmers.com. You can follow her at @shesimmers

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