Pocket Eggs with Soy-Sesame Sauce

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Pocket Eggs with Soy-Sesame Sauce

Pocket Eggs with Soy-Sesame Sauce

In Wuhan, this is a common way of cooking eggs, which were hard to come by during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, when food was tightly rationed. Serve warm over rice or noodles.

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Total Time 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion greens
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, (see Shopping Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and scallion in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat canola oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat. Crack 2 eggs into a small bowl; crack the remaining 2 eggs into a second small bowl.

Step 3

Working quickly, pour 2 eggs on one side of the pan and the other 2 on the other side. The egg whites will flow together, forming one large piece.

Step 4

Sprinkle sesame seeds, basil and pepper over the eggs. Cook until the egg whites are crispy and brown on the bottom and the yolks are firmly set, about 3 minutes. Keeping them in one piece, flip the eggs using a wide spatula and cook until the whites turn crispy and brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Step 5

Pour the reserved sauce over the eggs. Simmer for 30 seconds, turning the eggs once to coat both sides with sauce. Serve in wedges, drizzled with the pan sauce.


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