Oct 28, 2015

Hunan Eggs (Spicy Hard Boiled Eggs Stir Fry) - 湖南蛋

This recipe calls for sliced hard boiled eggs. The best clean-cut ways are using a string or a hard boiled egg cutter, so you get thinner slices with yolks and whites still attached to each other. 

Trying to keep it as simple as I can, instead, I sliced the eggs with a sharp knife and cut them just a little bit thicker than intended. One hand was doing the slicing work and the other trying to hold up the shape. The result was better than expected since most of the yolks and whites stayed together without breaking apart.

So are you ready for this spicy stir fry recipe? 

Hunan eggs - 


  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 stalk scallion
  • 2 red chilies
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salted black beans
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Some corn starch
  • Some white pepper powder


Peel hard boiled eggs and slice them either with a string, a cutter, or by a knife. If using a knife, thicker slice can prevent the yolks and whites from falling apart. 

Peel and slice the garlic cloves. Discard the stem and chop the scallion into shorter strips, about 2 inches in length. Discard the chili stems and slice the remaining section diagonally.

Coat the egg slices with corn starch and gently shake away excess powder. Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil to a pan and turn to medium high heat. Once the temperature rises a little, carefully add in the egg slices and sear till both sides turned slightly brown. Transfer onto a plate for later use. 

In the same pan, drizzle in two more tablespoons of sesame oil. Add in the scallion, chilies, and garlic slices. Cook till the aroma comes out and the garlic turned slightly golden browned on the edges, add in the seasonings: sugar, soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, and salted black beans. Mix well and cook for about 10 seconds. 

Transfer the egg to the mixture and gently flip a few times, make sure all the seasonings cling on to both sides of the egg slices. Sprinkle some white pepper powder before serving.

The salted black beans I used came with oil. If you're using the dried version, try to soak the beans in couple tablespoons of Chinese rice wine before use, then just skip adding more rice wine during the process.

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