These Chinese braised egg dumplings are so yummy that I ate them all in one seating. They’re super easy to prepare and go so well with steamed rice. These dumplings boast a tantalizing combination of flavors and textures. The soft and delicate dumpling wrapper encapsulates a savory filling that is so yummy, it will make you crave more. With just a handful of readily available ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create a dish that looks and tastes like it came straight from a restaurant kitchen. We can’t wait for you to try them at home. Happy cooking!
Chinese Braised Egg Dumplings Recipe
- 40g minced pork
- 40g prawns, de-shelled & de-veined then cut into small pieces
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp young ginger juice
- A few dashes of white pepper
- 1 spring onion stem, chopped
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 300ml water
- 0.5 tsp chicken stock powder
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 0.5 tbsp premium dark soy sauce
- 0.5 tsp sugar
- Some cornstarch solution
- 0.5 tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing Huatiao wine)
- 0.5 tbsp sesame oil
- Some chopped spring onions as garnish
Preparing the Fillings
To create the flavorful fillings for the dumplings, we will need 40 grams of minced pork and 40 grams of prawns. Make sure to chop the prawns into small pieces, removing the shell and vein. In a mixing bowl, combine the minced pork, prawns, half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of young ginger juice, and a few dashes of white pepper. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until they become slightly sticky. This process will take a couple of minutes. Once the mixture reaches the desired consistency, add a finely chopped spring onion and gently mix it in.
Making the Dumplings
Now it’s time to form the dumplings. Heat a pan over medium-low heat and add a generous amount of oil. Crack and whisk four eggs (approximately 200 milliliters) in a bowl. Using a scoop, portion out approximately 30 to 32 milliliters of the egg mixture for each dumpling. Place the egg mixture in the pan and shape it into a uniform, round shape. Once the base starts to form, add a portion of the filling and cover it with the egg mixture. Press down gently to ensure the dumpling holds its shape. Cook until both sides turn golden brown. Don’t worry if the pork inside is not fully cooked, as it will be cooked further in the sauce.
Preparing the Sauce
To enhance the flavor of the dumplings, we will prepare a delicious sauce. Heat a pan over medium heat and add a little oil. Add three cloves of chopped garlic and fry until fragrant. Once the garlic becomes aromatic, pour in 300 milliliters of water. You can also use chicken stock instead of water for added richness. Add half a teaspoon of chicken stock powder, one tablespoon of oyster sauce, one tablespoon of soy sauce, and half a teaspoon of sugar. Mix the ingredients well and slide the egg dumplings into the sauce. Cover the pan and let it braise for five minutes.
Final Touches and Serving
After five minutes, remove the lid and check on the dumplings. They should be cooked through and beautifully coated in a flavorful sauce. To thicken the sauce, add some cornstarch solution and stir gently. Splash half a tablespoon of Chinese cooking wine (optional) and half a tablespoon of sesame oil over the dumplings. Garnish with chopped spring onions for a fresh and vibrant touch.
And there you have it! A plateful of mouthwatering braised egg dumplings ready to be enjoyed. The combination of tender egg layers, succulent pork, and juicy prawns, all bathed in savory sauce, creates an irresistible dish. The flavors meld together perfectly, creating an explosion of taste with every bite. Whether you’re a fan of Chinese cuisine or simply looking to try something new, these braised egg dumplings are sure to impress. So why not give this recipe a try? Get cooking and savor the delightful flavors of this Chinese culinary delight. Enjoy!