Steamed egg with minced pork

Posted: June 9, 2012 by nietize in Chinese, Eggs, Pork
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Modified from
Serves 2-4

2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/2 tsp Chinese cooking wine
1/4 to 1/2 tsp light soy sauce

150g minced pork
Marinade for the minced pork
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp Chinese cooking wine
a bit of Chinese white pepper
1/2 stalk spring onions, finely chopped (use the green upper part)

Break the eggs into the bowl. To minimize bubbles, do not beat the eggs but gently stir the eggs with a pair of chopsticks using a cutting action.

Add the water, 1/2 tsp Chinese cooking wine and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp light soy sauce to the eggs mixture.

Combine the marinade with minced pork and mix well. Leave for at least 10 minutes.

Heat wok with a bit of oil, then stir fry the minced pork till they are no longer pink, breaking them to smaller bits using your spatula. Do not overcook.

Arrange the stir-fried minced pork in a thin layer on a shallow dish. Then pour the stained egg mixture over gently. If you see any bubbles, “flatten” the surface gently with the back of a spoon.

Cover the dish with aluminium foil.

Steam the egg custard over high heat for about 15 to 20 mins. To test if the egg mixture is cooked, insert a bamboo stick into the mixture: if a little clear liquid comes out, it is cooked. Serve with warm rice.

My mom has been cooking this dish for my family for a very very long time. I am glad I know how to make it as well now to continue the tradition.


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