Recipe Credit Naslie Khan @Asian Delights
Gyeran means “egg” and Mari means “rolled up”.
Gyeran-mari, Dalgyal-mari or rolled omelette in Korean cuisine is savoury banchan made with beaten eggs mixed with several finely diced ingredients.
Common ingredients include vegetables, mushroom, processed meat, salt or salted seafood, and cheese. Optionally, gim is folded with the omelette.
- 3 large eggs you can use 5 or more eggs for thicker rolls.
- 1 or 1 ½ tbsp. finely chopped spring onion (set aside some for garnishing)
- 1 or 1 ½ tbsp. finely chopped carrot.
- 1 or 1 ½ tbsp. chopped mushrooms.
- ½ tsp. smoked chilli flakes
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- Salt to taste
- Pinch fresh ground black pepper.
- Vegetable oil for frying.
- Finely chop the spring onion, mushroom, and carrot.
- Crack and beat the eggs, in a bowl with a spoon, a fork, or a pair of chopsticks until the yolks and whites are blended well with no visible strings of whites. Stir in all spices.
- Stir in the chopped vegetables.
- Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to a medium size non-stick pan and distribute the oil evenly using a napkin or paper towel. Preheat over medium low heat, until it feels hot when you place your hand 2 to 3 inches above the bottom of the pan.
- Add ½ of the egg mixture to the pan. Swirl it around to cover the pan. Let it cook until the top begins to set but is still wet.
- Using a spatula, lift one end of the egg (about 3 cm) and fold it over to the other side. Reduce the heat or raise the pan away from the heat for a little while if the bottom is browning.
- Lift the folded part and fold it again. Pull the egg to the rolled side, making room on the round end for more egg mixture. Add ½ of the remaining egg and spread to cover the open space.
- When the egg addition is set, lift the folded part and fold it again. Pull the egg to the rolled side and repeat the process with the remaining egg to make an about 4cm egg log. (Width of egg)
- Remove from the pan and let cool for about 5 minutes. Slice the egg into thick, even pieces (3 cm thick).
If using more eggs, simply increase the amount of the other ingredients proportionately. Gyeran mari can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. You can heat it up in the microwave or eat cold as is.