Tea Eggs AKA Blushing Eggs
Low Carbohydrate Diet
The cracking technique leaves these Tea Eggs beautifully marbled. They are great for entertaining or just for yourself. You can dress them up even further with a bit of mayonnaise mixed with hot prepared mustard or wasabi.
8 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 star anise, broken into individual points
4 teaspoons Mandarin Orange Spice Tea
Place the eggs and 1 teaspoon salt in a pot and cover with ample cold water. Bring to a boil, turn down to a low simmer.
Cook for 20 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and drain off the water.
Let the eggs sit under a stream of cold water until cool.
With the back of a large spoon, tap each egg gently to create a network of fine cracks. Place the eggs in a pot that fits them snugly and add the soy sauce, salt, star anise, tea and 3 cups cold water. Bring to a boil then turn to a bare simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 3 hours, checking the level of water occasionally and adding more water if needed. You only need enough to cover the eggs.
Remove from the heat and let cool in the sauce. Place in the fridge, sauce and all and let sit for at least 8 hours or up to 1-1/2 days. Remove the eggs from the sauce and dry them. Keep covered and refrigerated without peeling until ready to use.
Recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size: 1 egg
Total Carbohydrates: 0.7.