Adobo Eggs Recipe

Soft-Boiled Eggs Marinated in Filipino Adobo Sauce

Watch How To Make It:

Take boring ol' soft boiled eggs to the next level with this Adobo Eggs recipe! All we're doing is taking the basic Filipino adobo recipe and marinating our soft boiled eggs in it for a few hours.

I give credit to my sister, Claudine, for giving me permission to use this recipe and share it with you guys!

In this video, I talked about marinating the eggs overnight. Marinating overnight will produce extremely adobo-flavored eggs that I absolutely have to pair with rice.

For a more subtle flavor, I'd recommend soaking the eggs in the marinade for 4 hours tops. Limiting the marinade time also lessens the adobo flavor, but it's way easier to eat on its own!


6 eggs, more or less depending on your preference
1 tbsp oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
4 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup apple cider vinegar + an extra splash


Boil water in a medium pot.

Place the eggs very carefully into the boiling water, making sure they don’t break. For 6 eggs, you'll get soft-boiled eggs in about 7 minutes.

Take the eggs off the hot stove, and place them in cold water. Set aside.

Adobo Sauce:
In a separate pot, heat up the oil over medium heat.

Add the crushed garlic, peppercorns, and the bay leaf. Saute until the garlic becomes fragrant.

Add the soy sauce and vinegar CAREFULLY. The liquid may splatter with the hot pot. Protect your hands with a towel or an oven mitt while pouring.

Let simmer for 5-10 minutes. This will cook the vinegar until it sweetens.

Turn off the stove and let the sauce sit to cool down to room temperature. Once cooled, peel the eggs and place them in a Ziploc bag.

Pour the sauce inside the Ziploc bag and press out as much air as possible before sealing the bag.

Place the bag in a bowl or dish that will allow the eggs to be fully submerged in the adobo sauce.

Allow this mixture to sit in the fridge for 2-8 hours, depending on how strong you want your adobo eggs.

Remove the eggs from the adobo sauce. EAT THEM!

Special Notes:

As mentioned above, I'd marinade the eggs between 2-4 hours for a less intense adobo flavor. For stronger adobo taste, marinade 8 hours or overnight. This stronger flavor pairs well with rice!


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