True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
I will try !!!
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Today I decided I wanted to make traditional Chinese tea eggs. If you don’t go to the night market, the night market comes to you.
🔪 Eggs (I used 8 medium-sized eggs because my crock pot is small.)
🔪 Soy Sauce
🔪 Chinese Five Spice
🔪 Sugar (however much 2 sugar cubs is)
🔪 Good Quality Black Chinese Tea (I used a combination of Adagio’s Yunan Noir and Dragon Pearls)
🍴 Hard-boil 6-12 (your choice) eggs in a large pan (I recommend placing the eggs in the pan, filling enough cold water to top the eggs, bring the eggs and water to a high bubble, immediately remove from heat and place a lid on the pot and let the eggs finish cooking for 15 minutes in the Hot Ham Water)
🍴 Reserve egg water
🍴 Remove eggs and bathe under cold water
🍴 Prepare your slow cooker broth with enough soy sauce to coat the bottom at least 2 centimeters.
🍴 Mix in a liberal amount of Chinese 5 Spice
🍴 Add the sugar cubes
🍴 Add the tea. You should eyeball like at least 2 teaspoons of the tea for this mixture. Add more if you want, idgaf.
🍴 Tap the eggs to crack the shells, but do not peel them. Cracking them gives the tea mix a chance to soak into the egg and create that beautiful marbling.
🍴 Add the eggs gently into the slow cooker.
🍴 Top with half of the reserve egg water. Dispose of the rest.
🍴 Simmer the eggs for 2 hours in high, and then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for however long you wish. The longer it cooks, the more flavor the eggs will gain.
That’s it. That’s the recipe.
i miss that a lot !!