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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Steamed Egg Bean Curd With Minced Meat & Dried Shrimp 香炒耗油虾米肉碎配自制蛋豆腐

This was one of my childhood favorite dish. But mom used to cook this with store bought egg bean curd, pan fried it then topped with minced meat and gravy. I used to cook like her method too until I found the way to make egg bean curd at home. 

You may not believe how simple it is to make egg bean curd at home. I can assured you, it is as simple as ABC. Just 2 main ingredients - Eggs and Soy Milk. Made with fresh and natural ingredients, clean, no preservative and no added coloring. Click here for simple homemade egg bean curd recipe. 

However, I always ended up with ugly looking egg bean curd on the final product because I failed to remove it from the dish and couldn't slice it nicely. So I thought of a smarter way to do it lol...Just leave it in the dish after steamed, add minced meat toppings! I omit the pan frying with oil spattering in my kitchen, it's actually a healthier version too.

In this blog, I only include the ratio of minced meat and dried shrimps. There's no exact measurement for the seasoning because I actually didn't measure each of the ingredients. I never cook the same amount each time. For any of you who want to try this recipe, keep every ingredients in minimal amount as the dried shrimp itself is already quite flavorful. Otherwise, your minced meat toppings may turn out too salty. 

Ingredients: 材料

100g Minced Meat 肉碎 100克 

 I'm not using lean minced meat. In fact, I used very little oil in frying the minced meat.
This would bring out the 'Wok Hei' of this dish.

25g Dried Shrimp 虾米 25克,洗干净后浸泡水里5分钟,剁碎
(washed and soaked for 5 mins, drained, chopped)


Minced Meat Seasoning: 
Soy Sauce 酱油

Sesame Oil 麻油

Ginger Juice 姜汁

White Pepper 胡椒粉

Sauce: 酱料

Oyster Sauce 蚝油

Soy Sauce 酱油

Sugar 糖

Sesame Oil 麻油

Corn Flour 玉米粉

Water 水

Some chopped spring onion. 葱碎

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1. Add minced meat seasoning to minced meat. Mix well and let marinate for 20 minutes. 

2. Heat oil in a skillet, add dried shrimps. Fry until fragrant and turning to brown.

3. Add in minced meat. Stir fry (breaking it into small pieces) until cooked through or until no more sizzling sound. Stir in sauce.

4. When the sauce is thicken, remove from heat. Transfer onto the steamed egg bean curd. Garnish with chopped spring onion. Serve warm with steamed rice.

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This was home cooked.
If you order this dish in a restaurant, the amount of minced meat topping is 1/2 or 1/3 of this! Lol... 

Easy Homemade Egg Bean Curd Recipe  自制蛋豆腐食谱

Homemade Soy Milk Recipe 

Some feedback from those who have tried this recipe:

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