Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Simple Pleasures - Steamed Water Eggs

In less than 15 minutes we can deliver this incredible comfort dish from any kitchen. Check out how smooth it is!

Drizzle some superior soy sauce and enjoy. Thick smooth consistency all the way. Look at the edge! No bubbles.
The key is in the correct volume of water used! I am no stickler to scales and measures. Learn best using rule of thumbs and some instinct. Guess it is the personality at work.

Rule of Thumb 1. To get the smooth and firm consistency; one egg used begets one egg shell full of water. Open up one egg at the top and shake out its content into a metal or enamel plate. This empty egg shell will be the measurement. Example: Five eggs = Five egg shell full of water.
Rule of Thumb 2. Beat the eggs vigorously with a fork until foamy. About double the thickness (foam included) after the beating. Less than 5 minutes. Let it settle for a while and then remove all the foam with a spoon or whatever (sieve).Rule of Thumb 3. Pour just enough hot water into the steamer for 3-5 minutes of steaming (depend on how many eggs are used). Use a piece of "Good Morning" towel for the steamer (improvise any pot) to stabilise the plate and prevent too much vibration.
Place the plate into steamer (note: foam removed). Remember that the thicker the liquid that is in the plate the longer will be the steaming time.

18 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

this is so cool! nezt I know where I can get fix of steam egg! lol

backStreetGluttons said...

This reminds us of the custard in a cup in Sushi King , just a little sauce, pepper and thats it , delicious and high protein !

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

A good step by step to prepare steam egg ya.....

SimpleGirl said...

his is really a simple, but not at all easy recipe. Nice steamed egg by U...I should try it...i love this dish, goes very well with rice!

Little Inbox said...

I used to put it into rice cooker when the rice is cooked. This will get a smooth and silky texture too.

thenomadGourmand said...

ahh..so simple, so satisfying (esp for an egg eating freak like me, i down like 5 eggs a day) yet the key is knowin the technique and the right ingredients!
Thk u for sharing!

allie said...

Your steam egg looks so smooth. There's one time where I forgot to mix any water into my beaten egg, end up ... well you definitely can imagine the coarse texture. :P

Life for Beginners said...

Simple pleasures indeed. I remember the day I learned how to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg... no green-grey tinge around the yolk... easy to peel... It was Happiness, haha.

And now I learned another trick, thanks to you. :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

i agree! simple dessert but good!

Tummythoz said...

That's really very smooth!

Oh, sometimes instead of water, I'll add milk or soya bean milk.

Sin Tai Lim said...

i think with a little bit of mince pork meat into the steamed egg would enhance the master piece.....

Selba said...

Cool! Very good step by step! Gonna try it soon, thanks for sharing!

550ml jar of faith said...

Wait, did you eat this savoury or sweet? I totally saw this as a savoury dish until Ciki's comment... and she's right! It could be a dessert!! :-P

worldwindows said...

BBO... You have enough baking skills to make some magic with eggs!

BSG... Yes I enjoyed the Sushi King Chawan Mushi.

FP... I am not sure the "simple pleasures" is in partaking this dish or the opportunity to just cook it!

SG... I learned it from an old friend. Seemingly many fail on the the water part.

LI... Yes, those were the days, now people hardly cook rice!

TNG... Welcome! 5 eggs a day?!

Allie... Right amount of water used and cooking time crucial.

worldwindows said...

LfB... Though not as major as learning to ride the bike or swimming.

CampC... The westerner in you took over here.

TT... Great for desserts after chilling it!

STL... Yes and many different styles, Korean and Japanese too.

Selba... Hope it turn out well.

Faith... Ciki and TummyThoz have some great ideas as a dessert.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I love this version of steamed egg. Mum makes it for me all the time. Simple and yet so comforting!

babe_kl said...

this is the ultimate comfort food!

worldwindows said...

BB... Simple and nice.

Bkl... Hope to pass this to my son.