Mar 9, 2008

Microwaved Eggs with Ground Pork and Dried Shrimps

This is my second attempt of trying out this dish,
Supposedly I should have "steamed" the eggs instead of microwaved it,
Like the one I made before - steamed eggs with ground pork topping,
Steaming things are just too hard in my little kitchen here since I have no proper utensils to do so,
I've decided to ask for some help from my right-hand man here,
Mr. Microwave.

My conventional dish turned out nice and yummy,
Let me show you how I did it.


8 eggs
1 cup of chicken stock or water
Sea salt
1 lb of ground pork
1 palm-ful of dried shrimps
3 garlic cloves (minced)
3 tablespoons of black bean soy sauce
Extra virgin olive oil


Microwaved eggs part:

Simply beat 8 eggs in a flat-based bowl,
Sprinkle some salt and add 1 cup of chicken stock or water, mix them well.
Transfer that to the microwave and cook under high heat for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, take the bowl out and give it a stir.

Since we're using microwave here,
Sometimes the sides will cook faster than the center part,
So just make sure that you fold the cooked edges into to the center, and let the uncooked parts flow back evenly to the sides.
Back to the microwave for another 5 minutes.

Ground pork and dried shrimps topping:

First soak the dried shrimps in the water for about 3 minutes or so until it "puffed up."
Discard the water and dry it well with kitchen towel.
Chop the shrimps into little pieces like this-

After preparing the shrimps,
Drizzle some olive oil in the pan,
Toss in finely chopped dried shrimps and let it cook till it turned semi-brown color.
Add the minced garlic,
Be careful here,
You have to add the ground pork into the panbefore the garlic get burned,
We don't want that bitter taste in the dish.

So after adding the pork,
Pour in about 3 to 4 tablespoons of black bean soy sauce (正蔭醬油),
It's pretty sweet and it's thicker than the regular soy sauce, like the texture of honey.
Keep stirring the mixture,
Cook until all the liquid is absorbed by the pork,
Spread the ground pork and dried shrimps over the eggs,
There you have it-

Enjoy it!

Cindy's Rating: 6.5


  1. That's easy. I would have tried it if only I have a microwave now. Ok. I don't even have a microwave! :O

  2. To Tigerfish~
    Haha how come you don't have a microwave?
    My parents in Taiwan didn't start using microwave until few years ago,
    I think they're enjoying this convenient kitchen tool now!