South African Curried Eggs

"I really love curried eggs when i want something yummy but easy on a hot night (spicy foods go well with steamy days). It saves cooking meat, boiling eggs can be done in the morning before the rest of the day happens"
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  • Heat butter in a saucepan and saute onions gently until just browned.
  • Remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix curry powder, flour, salt, pepper and sugar into the vinegar. Incorporate curry mixture into onions and stir, slowly adding the water.
  • Simmer continuously for 10-15 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Arrange halved eggs on a warm dish, and spoon on the curry sauce.

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  1. Bridie B.
    does it not have the addition of banana somewhere?
  2. Good Looking Cooking
    Wow, did this take me back to me childhood in SA - just like my mum used to make it - I love vinegar curry - I used quite a hot curry, added 1/2 teaspoon tumeric and only used 1 cup of water - Delicious!
  3. Mia in Germany
    Great recipe, one of the best curry sauces ever. Never had one with this sweet-sour touch, it makes a lovely match with the curry. Used gluten free mix of white rice flour, cornstarch and arrowroot starch, and it thickened nicely. Will definitely use this sauce for other dishes, too - I can imagine it being perfect for veggies. Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for New African Tag Game / Africa Forum.
  4. jnpj7468
    Seriously good eggs! They were so different, but in a very good way. I was definitely skeptical about this recipe, but it came together beautifully. All of the ingredients seemed made for each other in the end. Thanks for the great recipe!
  5. Susie D
    I reduced this to only make 2 eggs to serve as a side. I was expecting more of a curried style deviled egg, but that isn't what this recipe is at all. This was the first time to try something like this & we thought it was interesting. It definitly is full of flavor and has lots going on flavorwise. I served with baked chicken made with Recipe #310164, a simple baked potato, and Recipe #305140. Made for ZWT4.

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