Friday, January 9, 2009

Easy Peasy Steamed Egg Recipe

This dish is a request from my old school mate, Ben who sms-ed me the other day and said that she's been craving for steamed eggs and were looking for a simple recipe. Well look no further Ben, this recipe is as simple as Simon!

Incidentally, this is my first time making this dish too. And it turned out gorgeously! No unsightly bumps and the texture was as smooth as tofu. The secrets; medium fire, a sieve and a plate ;)

Ingredients (Serves 2)
  • 1 egg, 1 salted egg (you can add century egg too if you like)
  • water
  • a few drops of liquid chicken stock
  • garnish: chopped spring onions, pepper and sesame oil
Steps
  1. Heat enough water for steaming in a wok.
  2. Break eggs into a bowl, set aside the salted egg yolk.
  3. Cut salted egg yolk into small pieces.
  4. Add a few drops of liquid chicken stock to eggs and beat using a pair of chopsticks or fork. Do not get too excited, gently does it :) We don't want too much of those pesky bubbles on the surface.
  5. Add equal amount of water to egg mixture (if your egg mixture measures half a bowl, then add half a bowl of water too), stir well. 
  6. Sieve into a shallow metal dish then add the egg yolk pieces. 
  7. Remember step 1? The water should come to a boil by now. Reduce heat to medium. Put the metal dish (covered completely with a plate - important if you want that smooth surface) on the steaming rack, put on the lid for the wok and steam for 15-20 minutes.
  8. When it's done; add a dash of pepper, a few drops of sesame oil and some chopped spring onions.
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures. Was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday. But anyway since this recipe is a huge success, I'll be making it again in the near future (especially when supplies are running low in the kitchen....). I'll be sure to take some pics then.

Happy trying!

3 comments:

Sook Kuan said...

so the secret is half bowl of egg, half bowl of water. i used to make this, but either too hard or too watery.Wait, i dont use salted egg,
should the measurement be the same??

cupcakesordeath said...

Hi Sook Kuan, yes the measurement is the same, equal parts of water to eggs. Let me know how it turns out k ;)

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