Chinese Tea Eggs(茶叶蛋/五香蛋), the famous Chinese snack, one of the traditional Chinese food, and most parts of China have the snacks. It is added during cooking a tea flavored soft-boiled eggs, because the practice of simple, easy to carry, streets, tourists and other pedestrians at many of freshly brewed and sold, inexpensive. Meals can be done, but also leisure snacks, practical and fun are both. Because tea has a refreshing function, so add a little hot tea in the cooking process, the Tea Eggs will brown color yellow.
Chinese Tea Eggs for hours in a delicious brew of tea, soy sauce and a Chinese 5 – spice mixture. I must admit yes, really delicious not just looks the Sud, but this is ultimately not matter anyway, which is always discarded. The strength of the coloration depends upon the concentration of broth and the duration of the bath. Overnight, the eggs should already allowed to swim in.
A Chinese tea egg has about 85 calories and about 6 g fat
Chinese Tea Eggs Recipes
Chinese five spice powder can buy ready or it is poured individually. The ingredients have been mostly in the house and if one is missing, that's no big deal. The spice mix consists of Szechuan pepper, star anise, Fennel, Clove and Cinnamon.
Bring the eggs in a pot with lid for cooking once the water boils, remove the pan from the heat. The eggs can be 10 minutes so rest, then take out of the water.
Meanwhile, bring about 1 liter of water for cooking, tea, spices and soy sauce and allow to draw with the lid closed for 10 minutes. Spices and tea by seven, enter the liquid with the eggs in a saucepan and bring with lid closed for almost simmering. simmer about 1 hour, then let the eggs cool in the liquid. For my coloring I left the eggs overnight in the Sud.
The eggs finally put in the hot Sud, not boil, and the best two days can be drawn in Sud (in a refrigerator). The eggs are a snack "in between".
In order for these eggs take taste a little of the marinade, the tea really have to be strong and pull the eggs long enough. 3 hours as I find the minimum, they can also be good lie overnight in the marinade - still remain hard-boiled eggs, so do not expect any huge flavor bomb