山寨版地三鲜

传统的地三鲜是用菜椒和茄子土豆一起做的,可我是一个不喜欢菜椒的人,所以就一直喜欢用其他的食材来代替菜椒。这次选择的替代品是洋葱,茄子也略微改造了一下,所以是山寨版。

食材:

茄子,土豆,洋葱,鸡蛋,面粉,蒜,淀粉,调味料。

步骤:

1. 茄子和土豆洋葱都切滚刀块待用。

2. 炸锅倒油烧热,把土豆块炸成浅金黄色,捞出沥干油分。

3. 鸡蛋打散,和茄子拌在一起,让茄子表面都裹上蛋液,然后撒上面粉拌匀。

4. 把茄子倒入炸锅也炸成浅金黄色,捞出沥干油分。

               

5. 蒜剥皮拍扁,切碎块待用。

6. 用冷水调一点水淀粉糊待用。

                 

7. 炒锅倒油烧热,放入洋葱炒软炒香,然后放入炸好的土豆和茄子炒匀。

8. 把蒜末撒在上面,倒入淀粉糊拌匀烧开,然后按自己的口味加入调味料炒匀,滴入几滴香油即可出锅。

我做茄子,一般喜欢用蒜和香油调味,其他的调味料一般就用盐,糖,酱油,一点点醋。

Stir Fried Eggplant with Potato and Onion

This dish came from my hometown which located at northeast China. It was originally cooked with bell pepper. But I don’t like bell pepper, so I swapped it with some onion.

I did modified the way to fry the eggplant. Eggplant supposed to be fried naked, but I coated then fried.

Ingredients:

eggplant, potato, onion, egg, flour, garlic, corn startch, seasoning

Method:

1. Chop everything into chunks.

2. Heat up deep fryer with enough oil to fry potato and eggplant.

3. Rinse potato with tab water, then drain well.

4. Deep fry potato until lightly brown, set aside.

5. Crack eggs, beat well, then coat eggplant with it. Sprinkle eggplant with flour, make sure all the eggplant are coated with flour.

               

6. Deep fry eggplant until lightly brown, set aside.

7. Heat up skillet (wok), add some cooking oil. Cook onion for about 5 minutes on medium heat.

               

8. Add potato and eggplant into skillet, keep stirring until well mixed.

9. Chop garlic into small pieces, sprinkle on top, mix seasoning together with some corn startch and cold water, then pour over in skillet.

For seasoning, I used salt, sugar, soybean sauce, vinegar, sesame oil.

I love to use garlic and sesame oil when cooking eggplant.

10. Keep stirring until the seasoning mixture get thick, and all the pieces are coated.

11. Serve warm.

爱心煎蛋

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送上一份爱心早餐,希望大家今天有一个快乐的开头!

材料:

午餐肉,小鸡蛋,调味料。

过程:

1. 午餐肉切厚片。

我切了四片,如果嫌厚,切五片应该也可以,不过不能再薄了。

2. 用心形模具把午餐肉切出形状。

可以用你喜欢的各种模具,未必一定用心形的。我是因为只有心形的是成套的。

3. 鸡蛋把蛋清和蛋黄分开,蛋清略打,不必特别打散,只要能分成小块就好。加入调味料拌匀待用。

因为心形空间有限,所以我建议用小鸡蛋,这样可以放入整个蛋黄。如果是打散的蛋黄,那就无所谓鸡蛋的大小了。我是觉得整个的蛋黄煎出来比较好看。

        

4. 平底锅中火烧热,把午餐肉略煎,然后翻面,在心形里面滴几滴油,倒入鸡蛋煎熟即可出锅。

Pan Fried Spam with Egg Filling

This dish is made with love, for who I know and I don’t know.

Ingredients:

spam, medium eggs, seasoning

Methods:

1. Slice spam into 4 slices.

I like the thickness of 4 slices, of course you can slice more or less.

2. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the sliced ham.

3. Crack egg, seperate egg yolk and egg white, slightly beat egg white. Add seasoning to it, then mix well.

I uesed large eggs, then realized the egg york is too big for the space, so I picked the smalleds eggs I can find. I think medium eggs should be better sized.

         

4. Heat up skillet on medium heat, or whatever heat level you use to fry eggs. Cook spam for a minute or two, then flip.

5. Add several drops of cooking oil, then fill eggs into the hole, cook until egg is firm.

馒头

在北方,馒头是没馅的,有馅的叫包子。可是我南方的朋友告诉我,他们也称包子为馒头,区别就是有馅没馅。所以每次我说起馒头,她们就会问我有馅还是没馅。

食材:

面粉,酵母,白糖,盐,食用油。

步骤:

1. 酵母和等量的白糖混合,用温水化开,静置几分钟到酵母发起,表面充满气泡。

2. 面粉加入少量的盐和一点食用油,然后倒入酵母液搅拌成面穗,直到看不到太多的干面粉,然后揉搓成面团。

如果需要额外加水,最好加温水。

很多人讲用什么样的面粉都没关系。但是我觉得其实面粉的牌子和种类还是很重要的。有的面粉会白一些,有的面粉揉起来比较润滑。最近几年我比较喜欢从亚洲超市买这种高筋面粉,期间试验过其他的牌子,但是总觉得没有富强粉揉起来顺手。

                   

3. 揉好的面团表面抹一层食用油,然后盖上湿布或者保鲜膜,静置 30 分钟左右,或者到面团发起。

4. 发起的面团重新揉匀,尽量排出空气,然后分成大小均匀的剂子。

5. 把每个剂子揉匀,揉成表面光滑的馒头生坯,放入笼屉静置 20 分钟左右。

6. 蒸锅倒入冷水,大火烧开,然后转中火蒸 15 – 20 分钟。停火后静置 5 分钟左右再把馒头拿出来。

蒸的时间长短看馒头的大小。馒头蒸熟就好,不要蒸的时间过长。

Steaming Bun without Filling

In north China, bread or something made with flour is more popular than rice on kitchen table. For example, I won’t miss rice if I don’t have it for a week, but I definately will miss something made with flour. And this is why you see me posting food made with flour a lot.

Ingredients:

wheat flour, yeast, sugar, salt, oil.

Methods:

1. Soak sugar and yeast into warm water, let the mixture sit for 5 – 10 minutes, let the yeast melt, and bubbles come up on the surface.

You don’t need  lots of sugar, I normally do same amount of sugar as yeast.

                

2. Pour flour into a bowl, add little cooking oil, tiny bit salt, then add yeast mixture into the bowl, form everything into a dough. Add more warm water if needed.

I know lots of people would say the flour brand or type doesn’t matter, you can get the same result. But I do like this brand better, and I always use bread flour instead of all purpose flour.

3. Coat the dough with cooking oil, keep it covered, then let it sit for at least 30 minutes, or until dough gets bigger.

4. Reform the dough, try to get as much air as you can out of the dough. then seperate the dough into small pieces.

5. Roll each piece into a smooth shape, put into the steaming tray. Then let it sit for about 20 minutes.

6. Pour cold water into steamer, heat it up with medium high heat with all the trays on. Turn heat into medium when water begin boiling. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes depends on the bun size.

7. Let the steamer sit for 5 minutes after cooking, then take the buns out, let them cool off.

8. Buns can be served warm, and can be reheat with microwave oven or steamer after cool.

凉拌苦瓜

我不是一个很喜欢吃苦瓜的人,所以对苦瓜的做法没有怎么钻研过。一般来说,我只是凉拌或者炒蛋,我知道苦瓜还可以炒肉,或者配上肉馅做酿苦瓜。这几种做法里面,我比较偏爱凉拌苦瓜,因为吃起来比较爽口。

我很多时候会用洋葱和黄瓜来拌苦瓜,这次家里库存有限,只看到半根胡萝卜和一个白菜心,拌出来也挺好吃的。要是有紫洋葱的话,颜色和味道都会更丰富一些。

食材:

苦瓜,白菜,胡萝卜,调味料。

做法

1. 苦瓜洗净,切成两半,把白瓤清理干净。

苦瓜清理的越干净,吃的时候就越不苦。

很多人不喜欢吃苦瓜,说太苦,其实就是没有处理干净的缘故。

2. 白菜去叶留帮,切条。

3. 胡萝卜削去表皮,切丝。

4. 用调味料调好酱汁,浇在切好的菜上面,拌匀。

我用了生抽,醋,盐,糖和香麻油。

5. 拌好的苦瓜静置几分钟入味,即可上桌。

Bitter Melon Salad with Napa and Carrot

I talked with a friend right before I made this dish. He said he never had bitter melon salad before, and he didn’t even know bitter melon can eat raw. So I decided to make this salad to show him.

I love salad during the summer. The big difference between Chinese salad and American salad is the dressing. We make our salad dressing by mixing vinegar, soybean sauce, sesame oil, etc. 

Ingredients:

bitter melon, napa cabbage, carrot, seasoning.

Methods:

1. Slice bitter melon in the middle, clean all the white stuff, then slice into thin slices. 

2. Shred carrot and napa cabbage. Mix with sliced bitter melon.

3. Mix whatever seasoning you would like to use, or if you prefer store bought salad dressing.

I used salt, sugar, vinegar, soybean sauce and sesame oil.

4. Pour salad dressing over vegetables, mix well, let it sit for several minutes to have the salad well seasoned. 

5. Serve it cold. 

Bitter Melon

 

Bitter Melon

 

Of Course, bitter melon tastes some bitter. 

A lot people don’t like the bitter taste. But once you fall in love with it, you’ll like it as it is.

there are seeds inside bitter melon, and you don’t want to cook it with the seeds. 

To clean the seeds, I normally use a spoon to scoop all the white out of it. Then it won’t taste too bitter after cooking.

Below is the wiki link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordica_charantia

 

For dishes cooked with bitter melon, please see following links:

Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear

Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Woodear

 

 

香辣小土豆

我这两年比较喜欢吃黄土豆,觉得黄土豆吃起来有点点甜,比一般的白土豆好吃。前几天去超市买菜的时候看到有小黄土豆,忍不住诱惑,买了一包回来。

这个做法是网上看来的,调料是我自己琢磨的。虽然我不怎么吃辣,但是觉得香辣味应该比较配这款小土豆。

材料:

小土豆,熟花生,白芝麻,辣椒碎,小葱,调味料。

步骤:

1. 小土豆清洗干净,冷水下锅,开锅之后小火煮 15 分钟,然后捞出,用冷水过一下,用刀略微拍扁。

          

2. 小葱切葱花,花生用刀拍碎,和芝麻及辣椒碎一起放入碗里。

3. 平底锅倒油烧热,中火,放入拍扁的小土豆煎至一面金黄,然后翻面。两面金黄之后盛出放入盘中。

土豆已经是煮熟的了,所以只要表面煎好就可以了。

        

4. 用小锅烧热油,倒入调料碗中,静置一两分钟,把辣椒和葱花爆香,然后放入盐,五香粉等调料,搅拌均匀,倒在土豆上面即可。

调料可以按个人的口味放,我吃东西其实偏清淡,所以我只加了一点盐。