Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Super easy homey Chinese dish - steamed pork and eggs

This dish is sooooooooooo easy to make, it requires no effort but it's totally homey! Well, my mum (and most people) would actually make this with a salted duck egg as well, which is the real deal and the star of the dish, but I didn't have any at home and didn't want to make a special trip to Chinatown so... here's the easy version! It's still tasty!

It's also great if you're cooking in a Western country - there's nothing in this recipe you can't get in your local supermarket! 

For a regular-sized dish (as one of two dishes for two people, or as one of a few dishes for more than two people), you need two large free range eggs and about 400g minced pork. 

Add white pepper powder and salt to the mince to get rid of the smell (usually meat sold in the UK has this weird smell...). Give the eggs a good stir and add some salt. 

Mix the eggs and the mince, and add about 3 tablespoons of cold water... 

...until it looks like this. 

Put some boiling water into a wok (with a lid, this is a must), and put a steam rack in it. I put the steam rack upside down only because mine's too big and after putting the dish in I couldn't put the lid on properly. 

Place the dish carefully inside. 

Put the lid on (there must be no gap), and cook for about 20 minutes over medium heat. 

Done - it doesn't look as good without the salted egg! Make an effort and get a salted egg if you want it to look nice! 


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