How to Make the Perfect Grilled Eggs in 30 Minutes

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Grilled eggs

It’s time to break out the grill and put some eggs on it!

Grilled eggs can be made in a variety of ways, and all of them result in a delicious main course, side dish, or amuse bouche. Whether you want to serve them in a burrito, on a sandwich, or on toast, on their own, all of your friends will love the taste of grilled eggs — not to mention the novelty.

In our grilled eggs recipe, we’ll explore an iconic Cambodian street food tradition. In Cambodia, these eggs are sold either right off the barbecue on the street or from the back of a motorbike. And if you’ve never tried one, you’re in for a surprise… because these fire roasted eggs are not all they seem to be. What’s inside the shell is a filling that you could mistake for gourmet scrambled eggs, if it weren’t for the shape. The secret to grilling eggs the Cambodian way lies in the cooking method — you drain the eggs, whisk up a mix, then refill the shells. If it sounds complicated, you’re not wrong — it is. But really, you won’t need more than 15-20 minutes to prep, and grilling the eggs will take another 10 minutes at most. In the end, your efforts and patience will be rewarded with a flavorful, unforgettable side dish or hors d’oeuvre.

Grilled eggs recipe

Grilled Eggs

Thida Koeut
Recipe for grilled eggs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Cambodian, Southeast Asian
Servings 6 people
Calories 478 kcal


  • 1 egg steamer rack (affiliate link)
  • 1 6-quart pot
  • 1 funnel
  • 1 ladle
  • 1 Grill (affiliate link) — This is the grill we use, it's perfect for balconies and smaller spaces. You can also connect it to a large propane cylinder with an adapter hose.
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 mixing bowl


  • 12 Large Chicken Eggs skin on
  • 1 tspn Kampot pepper (affiliate link) crushed or grounded
  • tbsp Sugar or brown sugar as an alternative
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce (affiliate link)
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce (affiliate link)


  • Break each egg gently by stabbing repeatedly at the narrower end using a sharp knife.
    Grilled eggs puctured egg
  • Allow the egg yolk and whites to drain into a mixing bowl
    Grilled eggs yolks and whites in a bowl
  • Set the shells aside carefully in a bowl so as not to crack them.
    Grilled eggs empty shells
  • Add soy sauce to the bowl with the eggs.
    Grilled eggs mix adding soy sauce
  • Add sugar to the mix.
    Grilled eggs mix adding sugar
  • Add ground black pepper to the egg mixture.
    Grilled eggs mix adding black pepper
  • Add oyster sauce to the mix.
    Grilled eggs adding oyster sauce
  • Whisk the egg mixture in the bowl until it achieves an even light brown color and consistency.
    Preparing the grilled eggs mix
  • Strain the mixture using a colander or sieve — doing so gets rid of the small bits of egg shell.
    Straining the egg mixture
  • Rinse the empty shells carefully with water.
    Rinsing the egg shells
  • Set the empty shells on the steaming rack with the small hole at the top of the egg facing up.
    Grilled eggs shells ready in the rack
  • Pour the mix back into the eggs using a ladle and a small funnel.
    Grilled eggs refilling the shells
  • Place the eggs into a pot with about an inch of water (just enough to touch the bottoms of the eggs on the lower rack), and set to steam on the stove.
    Grilled eggs beingsteamed
  • Remove the egg rack from the heat source once the mixture has cooked inside the shells (use a chopstick or wooden skewer to gently probe each egg for firmness).
    Grilled eggs ready for barbecue
  • Preheat the grill for several minutes on low heat and place the eggs on the hot grill.
    Grilled eggs on the barbecue
  • Keep eggs on the grill for 10 minutes, rotating them once halfway through. Some of the eggs may crack while on the grill, as the mixture inside them expands — this is normal.
  • Remove the eggs from the grill after 10 minutes.
    Grilled eggs off the grill
  • Remove the shells and serve the grilled eggs with fresh vegetables of your choice, and a savory, zesty dipping sauce.
    Grilled eggs served


You can add a little salt in the mix  to taste.


Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 73.1gProtein: 45.5gFat: 0.8gSodium: 2313mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 69.4gCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword barbecue eggs, grilled eggs
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Can you cook eggs on the grill?

Yes, you can cook eggs on the grill. There are multiple delicious ways of barbecuing your eggs. These range from simple — like simply putting raw eggs on the grill as you would a steak or a sausage — to the more complex, such as the one we’ve described in our recipe. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the common methods for cooking whole eggs on the grill.

How do you grill a whole egg?

Here are the two methods you can follow to grill a whole egg:

  • Follow the Cambodian grilled eggs recipe above: This recipe for barbecuing eggs takes a little more time — roughly 30 minutes. You have to drain the eggs first, whisk the egg and yolk mixture with spices, return the mix to the shells, steam the eggs, and finally grill them. But in the end, you get a truly unique and flavorful dish that goes well with fresh vegetables and a variety of Cambodian sauces.
  • Place whole eggs on the grill: The simplest way to barbecue eggs is to simply put them right on the grill, whole, and cook them over low-to-medium heat for 10-15 minutes. This way, you’ll end up with an egg that tastes much like a hard-boiled egg, albeit with a slightly smoky taste.

If you don’t want to grill the eggs in their shells, you can try some more elaborate techniques, such as this grilled bacon and eggs recipe.

Final Words About Our Grilled Eggs

We hope you’ll enjoy our grilled eggs recipe and have fun making them.

Have you made eggs on the grill before? If you have, share your experience with us below!


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