Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soy Sauce Eggs

I remember years ago there was a myth that said eating too many eggs is bad for you as it will leads to high cholesterol. As for now they do encourage you to eat eggs as they were a great cheap source of protein. Eggs have such amazing versatility to it. You can do all kinds of bakes with it and cook it in many ways. I will throw in a few hard boiled eggs into my stew all the time. Another way I like to prepare them is boiled them in soy sauce. The savory umami of soy sauce, the simple flavor of the whites and the buttery richness of the yolks are fantastic together. I like eating this with rice porridge.

Adapted from Kylie Kwong: Simply Magic

½ dozen hard boiled eggs – removed shells
3 tablespoon dark soy sauce
½ cup brown sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
7-8 slices fresh ginger
1 ½ cup of water

1. In the small heavy base saucepan combine water, dark soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, brown sugar and slices fresh ginger, bring to the boil for 1 minute.
2. Reduce the heat, add the eggs and simmer, covered about 35 min or until the stock reducing about ¼ of the stock, it’s actually to create your delicious sauce
3. Remove saucepan from stove and set aside, covered let it stand for 30 minutes, Remove eggs from the saucepan, reserving 1 tablespoon of the braising stock for garnish.
4. To serve, cut each egg in half lengthways and arrange on a platter. Spoon over reserved braising stock.

Note: I am still having problems leaving comments in many of your blogs as Blogger have yet to rectify their problems since the 24th of May 2011. Update: for those who can't make comments in some blogs this is what you can do. When it sends you to the Google Sign-in page, uncheck the little box below that asks if you want to stay signed-in. It works for me.

I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I face the same problem to leave comments too but slowly recovering. this is simple but yet very yummy and full of protein.

CaThY said...

I love soy sauce eggs! My mum used to cook this when she ran out of ideas what dish to cook. I love to eat the eggs 2-3 days later so that the soy sauce can slowly infuse into then eggs. Yummy!
BTW, I also experience same problems leaving comments :(

Jo said...

So does that mean I can eat more than my 2 eggs per week regime. Sounds good to me .. haha. Btw I am still having problems too but only with some blogs.

tinyskillet said...

I really want to try these eggs, and how good is it that I have all the ingredients that I need to make them!

I am having difficulty too, but I can't get to my blog to post except on my work I can't really post from there.

Alice said...

one of my favorite way of cooking eggs! thks for sharing :)

Cheah said...

Remember eating this when I was young, mum's favourite. Thanks for reminding!

Tricia said...

Love eggs! Love eating it this way too. Unfortunately, my son don't like eggs ... I should say Chicken Eggs. But, he loves Quail Eggs. Now, I would make this with both type of eggs!

ijayuji said...

Hi gert! blogspot mmg sakit skrg ni pyh tul nak bg komen kat umah org..bila tengok telur ni teringat telor pindang :D

Lisa Ho said...

As kids, we usually rushed to get bunga telur from our parents returned from weddings... somehow that boiled eggs tasted nicer to eat with kicap manis ;)

Jeannie said...

looks like i am not the only one having problems with comments huh! This eggs dish reminds me of my mother's cooking! She loves to cook this for us too!

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, don't know what is wrong with blogger's nowadays. So much of problems since a few weeks ago.

Cathy, if you still have problems check out the highlighted text on this posting. It might help with posting comments.

Jo, 2 eggs a week is not a lot. I think you are allow to eat one a day. I knew a lady who eat nothing but eggs everyday. Yolk and all and she is in perfect health :)

Lyndsey, I hope you like this. Yea bloggers have yet to fix the problems :(

Alice, you are welcome.

Cheah, you are welcome.

Tricia, you can use quail eggs.

Ijayuji, yea lah.. check out the highlighted text on this posting. Cuba buat apa yang I buat. It might work.

Lisa, oh yea the malay wedding with the bunga telur.

Jeannie, my mom too.

shaz said...

Yum, I 'm glad that eggs are back in fashion again. I've always loved eggs, and this style is a favourite. Thank you for another great entry.

Anonymous said...

We call this dish "son-in-laws eggs" for a reason ... hahahaha