This rolled egg recipe is made with chopped carrot and scallion. It’s a popular side dish, especially for a lunch box, that you can easily whip up in no time!

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What is gyeran mari?

Gyeran mari (계란말이), literally translated to egg roll, is Korean-style rolled omelette. It’s usually served as a side dish for any meal, not just breakfast, and hugely popular as a lunch box item.

Today, these Korean egg rolls have also become a popular street food by vendors who roll up giant size gyeran mari with so many eggs. It’s quite impressive to watch!

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For me, this Korean egg roll recipe is another delicious side dish that I can whip up last minute before the meal.

How to make Korean rolled omelette

Gyeran mari is typically made with one or two types of chopped vegetables, most commonly with scallions and carrots. The filling options are endless! Try with onions, mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, or garlic chives (buchu). You can also add ham, bacon, or cheese, if you want. Another popular addition is gim (dried seaweed sheet).

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Making gyeran mari is simple once you have the basics down. Simply pour a portion of the egg mixture into a thin layer. When the egg is set but still wet, fold it with a spatula and keep rolling. Pull the rolled egg to a side, and add more egg mixture to the open space to repeat.

For 3 eggs, you can pour the egg mixture into the pan 2 or 3 times. For 5 eggs, 3 or 4 times. These are simply guidelines. There are no hard and fast rules. The first photo is made with 5 eggs.

Tips for making Korean rolled eggs

  1. Preheat the pan until it feels hot when you place your hand 2 to 3 inches above the bottom of the pan.
  2. Do not overcrowd the egg mixture with the fillings. It would be harder to roll up.
  3. Be patient and cook the eggs over gentle heat. If the heat is too high, you’ll end up with tough eggs that will break when folded. If you don’t cook the eggs enough, the rolled egg will be runny inside.
  4. Use both hands to roll, each holding a spatula, a spoon or a pair of chopsticks.
  5. Use a small skillet if you want your rolls to be thick.

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Don’t worry, if it’s not perfect the first time, it will definitely come with practice. Once you get the basics down, try it with more eggs.

More Korean rolled omelette recipes

Gyeran mari (rolled omelette) with seaweed Gyeran mari (rolled omelette) with bell peppers Omurice (Omelette rice)

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This gyeran mari recipe was originally posted in April 2012. I’ve updated it here with new photos, more information and minor changes to the recipe.

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