Steamed minced pork with salted egg is a humble and quick pork dinner dish. Minced pork is steamed with one of my famous snack salted egg.If you ever tasted Chinese salted egg, you will be absorbed by the special taste of the yolk. It is salty and just melts in the mouth.
Firstly for the ingredients, I choose hindquarter for a suitable ratio between fat and lean. Surely you can purchase minced pork or ground pork directly so do not need to bother mincing by hand. But I enjoy the process.
You can also add Chinese yam and water chestnut or lotus root if you find any type of them. They can provide a slightly sweet taste of the steamed pork. This is the basic version introduced.
I forgot to photo and process of mix all minced pork with water and other seasonings in mixing bowl. But do remember to add water by batches and stir in one direction so the water is well absorbed by the pork, which will bring the dish a more tender taste after steaming.
For the salted egg, you can find some in local stores or get from Amazon Salted Egg
- 300 g pork
- 1 large duck salted egg
- 1 inch root ginger
- 2 spring onions
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dash of white pepper powder
- 2 teaspoons cooking wine
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- Remove the rind and then chop the pork into small pieces and then mince by hand.
- Add grated ginger and salt. Continue mincing until you get a pasta texture.
- Mix most of the chopped spring onions in and continue mincing for around 2~3 minutes. Transfer the minced pork to a large bowl. (Those steps can be made with your food processor)
- Add around 1 tablespoon of water by three batches. Each time after adding the water, stir the pork in one direction until all the water is absorbed. And then add, sesame oil, cooking wine and white pepper powder. Mix well. Transfer all the content to the steaming bowl.
- Dig a small hole in the center to hold the yolk; Steam for around 20 minutes.
- Chop the yolk and garnish some chopped spring onion; Serve hot!
The exact time needed for steaming depends on how thick your pork cake is. If you are using a deeper bowl, lengthen the time accordingly.