Tea Eggs

The idea originally came from Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth which TheMan regularly peruses (actual egg post here). We did some pokery and found all sorts of recipes for tea eggs and eventually we fired up some pots and cooked us some eggs.

Our first batch was actually 3 different batches: Spicy, Sweet and Curry. They tasted faintly of their respective flavors but not enough to warrant the effort. So we went back to the drawing board and did a little more research (for you kiddies out there that’s code for “we looked at more sites than just Wikipedia”). Take two involved some different cooking techniques and only one flavor (spicy!) but I’ll add all three recipes anyway. I’m sure sweet and curry eggs would come out just as nicely as take 2 spicy did if you follow the cookery directions below.

Sweet Tea Egg Mixture
4 bags (~1T) Constant Comment Tea
4 Cinnamon Stick
1T Ginger (powdered)
1T Nutmeg (ground)
1T Whole Cloves
1T Salt

Curry Tea Egg Mixture
4 tea bags (~1T) English Breakfast Tea
1T Cumin
1T Curry Powder
1T Garlic Powder
1T Salt

Spicy Tea Egg Mixture
1T Lapsang Soushong loose leaf tea
1T Cayenne Pepper
2T Soy Sauce
1T Tobasco
1T Worcester Sauce
1T Salt

1. Boil eggs: Put eggs in cold water, add salt, bring to boil. Boil 3 minutes, drain. Rinse with cold water.

2. Crack egg shells with spoon or other shell cracking implement.

3. Put eggs back in pot, add Tea Egg spices of choice and enough water to completely cover eggs.

4. Bring egg pots to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 2 hours. Check back every so often (half hourish) to make sure water level is OK. Add water if needed.

5. Take pots off heat, let stand covered overnight.

2008: Still figuring out Tea Eggs and not updating

2007: JSFR: Korean Ginseng Candy

2006: Lots of different ways to make eggs, looking at a few sites and not updating.

2005: We may have even gone to paper for this research!

2004: But what do I know? I deleted the entire Windows program once from a PC trying to eradicate IE.

2003: We got a bit of Delia lessons and the tot did not burst into tears (or flames) when I held her. I got the bouncing action going on!

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