Korean Breakfast Recipe Gochujang Baked Eggs & Potato

Learn how to make our favourite Korean breakfast recipe, a spicy baked Gochujang Eggs and Potato casserole.

This quick and easy Korean breakfast recipe is prepared with simple and affordable ingredients that are common in any Asian-food lovers pantry.

Korean breakfast casserole features crispy matchstick potatoes, sliced onions, kimchi, miso, garlic, lime juice, gochujang chili paste, scallions and sesame seeds.

Korean Eggs with oozing creamy yolk are gently baked in the oven over crispy potatoes and swim in a spicy gochujang sauce.

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After spending a year living in Seoul I fell in love with traditional Korean flavours like kimchi and gochujang.

In the bustling metropolis that is Seoul, the most popular Korean breakfast options are often inspired by North American and European brunch traditions such as pancakes, muffins, French Toast and porridge.

A typical Korean breakfast is not much different from other meals served throughout the day. It’s perhaps a little on the lighter side and likely features fewer banchan, or side dishes. Rice, a small bowl of soup, and any number of banchan would typically make up the morning meal.

Here are some of our favourite Korean dishes we love to serve at breakfast:

Hosting a brunch for friends and family and want to serve delicious Korean Eggs?

This easy Korean breakfast casserole is quick & easy to prepare, eye-poppingly pretty, and fun to scoop onto plates in a family-style dining experience.

Your guests will love forking through soft Korean Eggs sitting on top of spicy and crispy Gochujang potatoes.

Potato & Egg Casserole Korean Breakfast recipe ingredients.
Potato & Egg Casserole Korean Breakfast recipe ingredients.

What Is Gochujang?

Gochujang is a thick sweet paste made from Korean chili peppers, available in varying spiciness levels.

Marinades, dips, soups, meat, stews, rice and other Korean foods get kicked up a notch with the addition of gochujang. Bibimbap, which is considered the national dish of Korea, features gochujang as its main flavour profile.

It is made from gochugaru, glutinous rice, meju powder, yeotgireum, and salt. The sweetness comes from the starch of cooked glutinous rice, cultured with saccharifying enzymes during the fermentation process.

If you already love the popular Korean condiment try making our Baked Korean Gochujang Chicken Wings recipe for lunch, dinner or a late night snack.

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Toss Korean Breakfast Casserole in a large mixing bowl.
Toss Korean Breakfast Casserole in a large mixing bowl.

Travel to Korea by Making Korean Gochujang Eggs at Home

I love traveling through Asia.

As a professional food and travel writer I’ve eaten my way through IndiaMaldivesJapanHong Kong, MacauPhilippinesIndonesiaMalaysiaSingaporeCambodiaMyanmarThailandVietnam and Laos.

My first visit to Asia had me living in South Korea for a year as an English teacher. That’s when I was first introduced to yummy fermented vegetables like kimchi.

I’ve devoured a dizzying number of Korean breakfast menus at restaurants in SeoulSuwonBusanSamcheokJeju and even the North Korean DMZ.

My first time eating Korean Eggs was almost immediately after getting off the plane in Seoul. I spent my first week in Korea attending intensive teacher training classes. Whenever the teachers arrived each morning we’d be treated to a Korean breakfast spread featuring crispy Gochujang potato, poached eggs, noodles and banchan.

Our favourite Korean breakfast is a healthy Gochujang Potato and Eggs recipe that is quick and easy to make. The simple vegetarian Korean Eggs dish features flavourful ingredients like garlic, scallions, onions, lime juice, kimchi, miso and sesame seeds.

After enjoying your first few bites, you’ll realize why a steaming plate of Gochujang Eggs & Potato is a must-try when visiting South Korea!

Crack eggs into Gochujang Potato casserole dish and bake in the oven.
Crack eggs into Gochujang Potato casserole dish and bake in the oven.

Where To Eat Korean Breakfast

If you live in a large city in Canada or America you’ll likely have access to a local Korean restaurant that serves traditional Gochujang Eggs.

Haven’t traveled to Korea before? It may be helpful to first sample Korean Eggs at a local restaurant to better understand how it is served. You’ll get an idea for the ideal spicy heat level of the gochujang sauce, thickness to serve the potato matchsticks so they’re crispy and best banchan to serve at the table.

In Toronto, popular Korean restaurants that may serve Korean Breakfast include DomaKorean Village RestaurantArisuCharcoal and SaltKoko Share BarThe Owl of MinervaSeoul ShakersTé RestaurantBarrio CoreanoMomofuku Noodle BarTofu Village and Korea House.

Garnish Korean Breakfast egg and potato casserole with sliced scallions and sesames seeds.
Garnish Korean Breakfast egg and potato casserole with sliced scallions and sesames seeds.

My Family Loves Korean Eggs with Crispy Potato

My parents flew to Asia to visit me on holiday during my 12 months in Seoul. Before landing at Incheon they visited Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan.

They had never been to a Korean restaurant at home in Toronto or Oakville before so every dish was a delight and surprise to their taste buds.

Years after touring Seoul and Jeju with them I prepared this Korean breakfast recipe one winter morning to see if it would bring back fond memories of their trip.

I knew my parents would love this healthy vegetarian brunch casserole because they love crispy potatoes, soft and runny eggs and flavourful gochujang.

Baked Gochujang Eggs & Potato is our favourite Korean Breakfast recipe.
Baked Gochujang Eggs & Potato is our favourite Korean Breakfast recipe.

Korean Breakfast Recipe Cooking Tips

Our Gochujang Potato & Eggs recipe is quick and easy to make at home. We’ve included a few tips for first time Korean cooks!

  • The main flavour component in the sauce that can’t be missed is Gochujang which you can buy online or at a Korean supermarket. It has a distinct flavour so do not use substitutes!
  • We’ved used Russet baking potatoes that are sliced into thin matchsticks. Use your fingers to dig several “nests” in the casserole dish so you can easily crack eggs into them.
  • Feel free to substitute other potato varieties, or even cut them differently based on your preference. We’ve prepared this Korean breakfast with potatoes that are cut into homefries or wedges as well.
  • We’ve used red onion in this recipe as they add additional colour to the dish but you can substitute for white onions or sweet Vidalia onions if you prefer.
  • You can purchase kimchi online or make your own homemade kimchi.
Scoop roast Gochujang Eggs and Potato with a serving spoon onto plates or bowls.
Scoop roast Gochujang Eggs and Potato with a serving spoon onto plates or bowls.

Gochujang Eggs Health Benefits

Our homemade Korean breakfast recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients!

Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Studies have linked potatoes to a variety of impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity.

Eggs contain two vital nutrients that are not present in many foods: iodine and vitamin D. Eggs are also rich in tissue-building protein and vitamin B12, which helps your body manufacture blood cells.

Onions are a humble vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Regular consumption of onions can help boost digestive health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

It is only recently that scientists have begun to identify the components responsible for garlic’s myriad health benefits. Rich in phytochemicals and potassium, garlic helps boost your immune system, fight cancer and protect your heart.

An excellent source of vitamins K and C, cabbage helps keep your bones, blood, and immune system healthy.

A rich source of phytochemicals and vitamin C, limes help boost your immune system and neutralize free radicals that cause disease and skin aging. Lemons also protect against heart disease and help improve blood flow to the brain.

A useful source of copper, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, sesame seeds help support circulatory, digestive and skeletal health.

Pepper Flakes has been proven to help reduce the duration of sickness, prevent heart disease, and promote weight loss. 

Olive Oil is ranked as one of the healthiest fats and is a staple in the Mediterranean diet. It contains vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants.

Now you're an expert on how to make the best Baked Gochujang Potato Eggs Korean Breakfast recipe!
Now you’re an expert on how to make the best Baked Gochujang Potato Eggs Korean Breakfast recipe!

What To Serve with Korean Breakfast

If you’re tired of waking up to the same old boring bacon and waffles prepare our spicy Korean breakfast recipe at your next brunch.

The healthy vegetarian recipe is baked in a casserole dish so we suggest serving it family-style at the table with a large spoon.

We love serving Korean Eggs with a pot of hot tea or espresso as well as a bowl of fresh fruit.

If you’re hosting a large breakfast potluck or buffet you might like to serve Gochujang Potato & Eggs with other popular brunch dishes like:

Best Korean Breakfast Gochujang Potato & Eggs

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Gochujang Potato Eggs Korean Breakfast Recipe

How to make the best Korean breakfast recipe. Our easy healthy oven baked Gochujang Eggs & Potatoes is the perfect brunch casserole dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: korean
Keyword: Gochujang Eggs, Gochujang Potato, Korean Breakfast, Korean Eggs
Servings: 6
Calories: 256kcal

Equipment

  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • French knife
  • Casserole dish
  • mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Russet Potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 Red Onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp Kimchi chopped
  • 1 tbsp Korean Gochujang
  • 2 tsp Miso Paste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 8 Eggs

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Korean Gochujang
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Scallions chopped
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly grease a round 12-inch ovenproof baking dish or cast iron skillet which you have a lid. Transfer to the oven and heat for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, red onion, kimchi, gochujang, miso paste, garlic, olive oil, and 1/4 tsp salt and toss thoroughly coated. Remove the pan from the oven, tip in the potato mixture, and spread out evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes, uncovered, rotating the pan halfway through, until golden brown and crisp on top.
  • Making eight wells in the potato mixture with the back of a spoon. Crack an egg into each hole, then cover the pan with a lid or foil and return to the oven for another 8 minutes, until the whites are cooked.
  • For the sauce, in a small bowl combine the lime juice, gochujang, olive oil, scallions, and sesame seeds and stir to mix.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the eggs and serve straight from the pan, with the lime wedges to squeeze on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.5g | Protein: 9.3g | Fat: 18.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 2.5g | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg

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