Gochujang Butter Eggs

By Jeri Mobley-Arias
February 17, 2024 | Updated on February 17, 2024

Gochujang Butter Eggs are boiled eggs drenched in a sauce made with spicy gochujang, savory garlic, and rich butter. Served with your choice of rice or toasted bread, these Korean-style garlic butter eggs are a delicious protein-rich snack or meal.

Looking for another viral egg boil recipe? Check out my Tik Tok Egg Boil recipe. For more tasty boiled egg recipes try Soy Sauce Eggs, Air Fryer Boiled Eggs, and Korean Marinated Eggs (Mayak Eggs).

a bowl of 3 gochujang butter eggs

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This butter eggs recipe is one of my favorite ways to use gochujang. The spicy, sweet, condiment is the foundation for a mouthwatering sauce bursting with umami flavor. Everyone’s clamoring for this recipe on TikTok and now you have all the details to make them just right!

Why This Gochujang Butter Eggs Recipe Works

  • Quick & Easy This egg boil recipe takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
  • Filling – Serve it over rice or bread, and you have a perfectly balanced meal.
  • Versatile Enjoy this dish for breakfast, lunch, or anytime the craving strikes.
a bowl of three gochujang butter eggs

What is Gochujang?

Gochujang is a fermented chili sauce and Korean staple. It is thick and sticky with a spicy, salty, sweet umami taste that enhances whatever it’s aded to. This versatile condiment is used for dipping sauces, marinades, stir-fries, and more.

Tools You’ll Need

overhead view of gochujang butter eggs

Ingredients You Will Need for Gochujang Butter Eggs

Get ready for a flavor bomb because each ingredient in this egg boil sauce adds complexity and richness to tantalize your taste buds.

Eggs

  • Eggs – This is the protein of the dish.
  • Apple cider vinegar – This adds acidity to the water, which makes the eggs easier to peel.
  • Kosher salt –  Salted water comes to a boil quicker. I always use Diamond Crystal brand.
boiled eggs submerged in an ice bath

Gochujang Butter Sauce

  • Salted butter – This is the velvety smooth, buttery base of the sauce.
  • Avocado oil – Use this to cook the garlic and shallots without them burning.
  • Garlic – Minced garlic infuses the sauce with bold, garlic flavor. Don’t use the bottled stuff.
  • Shallot – Finely minced shallots add a subtle sweetness.
  • Gochujaru – This Korean chili pepper powder adds heat.
  • Gochujang – Use this for spicy, savory notes.
  • Light brown sugar – Balance some of that heat with sweetness.
  • Soy sauce – This enhances the savory umami flavor of the sauce.
  • Dashi stockThis Japanese cooking broth is flavor-packed, contains no additives and is low-sodium (85mg). If you use a different brand of dashi, choose one that is low in sodium or adjust the amount of soy sauce added to the sauce.
garlic and shallots sautéing in butter and oil mixture

Garnish

  • Chives, chopped

To Serve

  • Jasmine rice
  • Sourdough bread, toasted

How To Make Gochujang Butter Eggs

With this recipe, you’ll learn how to boil eggs to perfection, then coat them in a luscious gochujang butter sauce for a flavorful Korean-inspired dish.

  1. In a medium saucepan, add 5 cups of water, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, carefully add eggs using a spider strainer, then cover with lid. Set a timer for 6 minutes for soft boiled eggs, or 9 minutes for a more set (hard boiled) egg. Meanwhile prepare an ice bath
  2. Once cooked, transfer eggs to ice bath. Set a timer for 6 minutes. While waiting on eggs to cool, start making the soy sauce egg mixture.
shallots, garlic, gochujang, sugar, and soy sauce sautéed into a thick paste

Gochujang Butter Sauce

  1. In a large skillet over low heat. Once hot, add oil and butter. Once butter melts, add garlic and shallots. Cook on low heat for 4 minutes, keeping a consistent stir. Be sure to not let the garlic brown, this step is to infuse the oil butter with garlic flavor.

2. Increase heat to medium high and add gochujaru. Cook for 1 minute. Add gochujang, sugar, and soy sauce and cook for another minute.

Add dashi broth then bring to a simmer. Cook until the liquid slightly reduces and slightly thickens.

gochujang butter sauce in a skillet

3. Place eggs in a bowl then pour boil sauce over. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve as is or pair with crusty sourdough bread or jasmine rice.

Tips and Tricks

  • Feel free to adjust the amount of gochujang and sugar. This helps you find your preferred balance of spiciness and sweetness in the gochujang butter egg sauce.
  • Ensure the garlic doesn’t brown while cooking. This ensures a delicate garlic flavor without any bitterness.
  • Once the boiled eggs are cooked, immediately submerge them in an ice bath. This stops the cooking process and makes it easier to remove the eggshell.
  • Prepare the gochujang butter sauce in advance and store it in the fridge for up to 1 week. When ready to serve, simply reheat the sauce and pour it over freshly boiled eggs.
4 gochujang butter eggs in a bowl surrounded by sauce

Variations

  • Eggs Swap the boiled eggs for poached eggs, fried eggs, or even scrambled eggs.
  • Spicy Add more or less gochujang depending on how spicy you want the dish to be. Add red pepper flakes for more heat.
  • Veggies Add bok choy or spinach to the aromatics for a nutritious addition.
gochujang butter eggs in a bowl, garnished with chives

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put gochujang in anything?

Gochujang is a staple in Korean cuisine because it’s so versatile. It adds a spicy, sweet, and savory kick to marinades, stir-fries, sauces, soups, glazes, and even dips. So of course it tastes amazing on gochujang butter eggs.

How long do you boil an egg?

The boiling time for eggs depends on your desired level of doneness. For soft-boiled eggs with a runny yolk, boil for around 4 to 6 minutes. For medium-boiled eggs with a slightly set yolk, boil for about 7 to 9 minutes. Hard-boiled eggs (eggs with a fully cooked yolk) take 10-12 minutes.

What is the trick to boiling eggs?

Timing is crucial for perfectly boiled eggs. Follow a precise method based on your desired doneness, adjusting cooking time based on egg size and yolk preference. As soon as its cooked to your preference, add the boiled eggs to an ice bath to halt cooking.

close up view of 3 gochujang butter eggs

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Gochujang Butter Eggs

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Gochujang Butter Eggs are boiled eggs drenched in a sauce made with spicy gochujang, savory garlic, and rich butter. Served with your choice of rice or toasted bread, these Korean-style garlic butter eggs are a delicious protein-rich snack or meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jeri Mobley-Arias
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Equipment

  • Medium Saucepan
  • Spider strainer
  • Ice bath

Ingredients

Eggs

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • teaspoons kosher salt, Diamond Crystal brand

Gochujang Butter Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • ½ tablespoon avocado oil
  • ¼ cup garlic, minced, do not use bottled
  • tablespoons shallot, finely minced
  • teaspoons gochujaru
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • teaspoons light brown sugar
  • teaspoons soy suace
  • ¾ cup dashi stock

Garnish

  • chives, chopped

To Serve

  • jasmine rice
  • sourdough bread, toasted

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add 5 cups of water, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, carefully add eggs using a spider strainer, then cover with lid. Set a timer for 6 minutes for soft boiled eggs, or 9 minutes for a more set (hard boiled) egg. Meanwhile prepare an ice bath
  • Once cooked, transfer eggs to ice bath. Set a timer for 6 minutes. While waiting on eggs to cool, start making the soy sauce egg mixture.

Gochujang Butter Sauce

  • In a large skillet over low heat. Once hot, add oil and butter. Once butter melts, add garlic and shallots. Cook on low heat for 4 minutes, keeping a consistent stir. Be sure to not let the garlic brown, this step is to infuse the oil butter with garlic flavor.
  • Increase heat to medium high and add gochujaru. Cook for 1 minute. Add gochujang, sugar, and soy sauce and cook for another minute. Add dashi broth then bring to a simmer. Cook until the liquid slightly reduces and slightly thickens.
  • Place eggs in a bowl then pour boil sauce over. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve as is or pair with crusty sourdough bread or jasmine rice.
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