Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Eats: Spiderweb Eggs

I've made marbled eggs before, but I thought they were the perfect, eerie appetizer for a Halloween potluck under the redwoods. Tonight.



Ingredients makes 12
  • 12 eggs
  • water, as needed
  • 4 T soy sauce
  • 3 T red wine
  • 2 C water
  • 3 T black tea leaves
  • 1 t sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1" knob fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 t red chili flakes
  • salt for serving

Procedure
Place the eggs in a pot with the water, making sure that there is at least an inch of water over the eggs. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 - 20 minutes. Run the under cold water to cool. Reserve 1 C of the cooking water in the pan.

Tap the boiled eggs to make a series of cracks all over the eggshells. Try to keep the shells intact. But if some pieces happen to flake off, don't worry.

Add the remaining ingredients to the pan with the water. Bring back to a boil. Add the eggs. If there's not enough liquid to submerge them, add more water. Simmer for 2 hours.


Turn off the heat and let the eggs cool in their liquid.


Before serving, peel and place on a platter with black salt.

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