Stuffed Tortilla with Chinese Chive

Uncooked tortilla is my forever favorite now. The more I cook with it, the more I love it. It is so easy and convenient. And more important to me, it does not have the smell as the cooked tortilla!

Ingredients:

uncooked tortilla, Chinese chive, eggs, spam, seasoning to your taste.

Method:

1.Chop spam and Chinese Chive into little pieces. Then add egg into the mixture, mix well to make a thick mixture.

2. Heat up the skillet on medium heat, add a little bit oil into skillet.

3. Heat one tortilla until you see little bubble coming up, flip it.

     

4. Scoop some egg mixture on top of the tortilla, make it flat, then hold one side to cover over the other side, make it shape as a omelet.

     

5. Flip the tortilla until the bottom side is golden brown. It’s done when both sides are golden brown.

You can use fork or whatever to punch some holes when you cook it, it will cook sooner.

You can replace any ingredients with something else. I tried shrimp instead of spam, it tastes good, too.

Tortilla is more crispy when first came out of pan. If you heat it up with toaster oven or re-heat it with frying pan, it won’t be too tender.

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg

 

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg

 

I love stuffed buns since the filling bring much more flavor to the buns. This is one of my favorites among all the buns.

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and EggStuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and EggIngredients:

Filling: Chines chive, eggs, dried shrimp, cell0phane noodle, seasoning

Wrap: flour, 2 tsp dry yeast, 2 tsp sugar

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and EggStuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and EggMethod:

1. Mix yeast and sugar, soak in warm water. Then set aside until it’s covered by bubbles.

You can stir some to speed up the dissolving process.

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg2. Soak cellophane noodles in water until they get tender. Then soak in hot water until they get clear. Drain good.

3. Slowly pour yeast mixture into flour, stir quickly meantime, so flour stick together, turn into little pieces. Stop until you only see little loose flour.

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and EggAdd more warm water if you need to. The dough needs to be really tender.

4. Form the flour pieces into a smooth ball, this is your yeast dough, set aside.

5. Stir Fry eggs, when eggs start getting firm, stir quickly so they turn into chunks instead of
a whole piece. Transfer to cutting board, wait until it’s cool, then chop into small pieces.

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg          Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg6. Clean and chop the Chinese chive into really short string. Transfer to container, then coat with cooking oil.

7. Chop dried shrimp and cellophane noodles into small pieces, mix everything together, add seasoning to your taste.

For seasoning, I normally just use salt and little bit sugar, nothing else since Chinese chive has a strong flavor itself.

8. Separate dough into little even pieces, then roll into little round wrap, fill in fillings, seal good, then flip upside down.

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg          Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg         Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg9. Heat up the frying pan, add cooking oil, adjust heat to medium low.

10. Fry the buns to golden brown, then flip, keep frying until both side turn golden brown.

11. Serve when hot.

I like to mix vinegar, soybean sauce and sesame oil together as dipping sauce, serve with stuffed buns.

 

Stuffed Bun with Chinese Chive and Egg

 

Make Filling with Chinese Chive and Egg

 

Make Filling with Chinese Chive and Egg

 

This is one of my favorite fillings for stuffed buns. I think most Chinese love the Chinese chive.

Make Filling with Chinese Chive and EggIngredients:

Chinese chive, eggs, dried shrimp, cellophane noodles, seasoning

Method:

cellophane noodles1. Soak cellophane noodles in water until they get tender. Then soak in hot water until they get clear. Drain good.

2. Stir Fry eggs, when eggs start getting firm, stir quickly so they turn into chunks instead of a whole piece. Transfer to cutting board, wait until it’s cool, then chop into small pieces.

Make Filling with Chinese Chive and Egg          Make Filling with Chinese Chive and Egg

3. Clean and chop the Chinese chive into really short string. Transfer to container, then coat with cooking oil.

4. Chop dried shrimp and cellophane noodles into small pieces, mix everything together, add seasoning to your taste.

For seasoning, I normally just use salt and little bit sugar, nothing else since Chinese chive has a strong flavor itself.

 

Notes: Cellophane noodles can be replaced with shrimp or vegetables or anything you like.

Eggs can be replaced with ground meat.

 

Chinese Chive

 

Chinese Chive

 

Chinese chive is very popular vegetable in China. So far, I haven’t see it in American Supermarket.

Compare to regular vegetables, Chinese chive has a strong taste/smell, similar to onion and garlic, but different and lighter. It normally is used in fillings, sometimes in stir fry dishes, but not very often. One of the popular dish is stir fry with eggs.

Chinese chive is a perennial plant, when you harvest, all you need to do is cutting the part about ground, it will keep growing. You can harvest as many time as you like.

For more info., please click the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_tuberosum

 

For dishes using Chinese chive, please click on following links: