Chinese thousand year eggs

Yield: 1 batch

Measure Ingredient
12 Eggs
2 Star anise
¼ cup Black tea
2 teaspoons Salt
2 tablespoons Dark soy sauce

Cover eggs with cold water. Boil 20 minutes. Cool in cold water. Crack shells but do not remove them. Boil eggs again in water to cover. Add star anise, black tea, salt, and soy sauce. Simmer 2 hours. Keep eggs in juice before serving. The longer the eggs remain in the juice, the better the flavor. Serve hot or cold. May be frozen.

From: colt@... (Colt) in rec.food. preserving, who wrote: "Another variation [of pickled eggs] is the Chinese Thousand Year Egg, also called the Tea Egg. These eggs are served during the Chinese New Year celebration and symbolize wealth, prosperity, and fertility." Formatted by Cathy Harned.

Submitted By CATHY HARNED On 10-16-94

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