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cháyè dàn (茶葉蛋)

cháyè dàn (茶葉蛋)
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A cheap snack food, found all over China. In spite of the name, tea is not the dominant flavour.


Ingredients

Ingredients:

Step by Step method

  1. Place unshelled eggs in saucepan of cold water – water level should be at least 4 cm (1-1/2") higher than eggs.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the eggs.
  4. With a knife, tap each egg to slightly crack the shells in two or three places. Return to saucepan.
  5. Add other ingredients and stir.
  6. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, adding water as necessary.
  7. Drain, serve hot or cold.

Tips & variations

  • Cook longer for a stronger flavour and a deeper colour.

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