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Steamed Pork in Egg Custard

Steamed Pork in Egg Custard

Instead of custard, the Chinese call this country dish "a meat cake" and steam it over the cooking rice to conserve energy. To further reduce fat, replace whole eggs with 4 egg whites.


  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Egg Mixture:
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1 sprig cilantro, chopped or left whole, for garnish


In deep ovenproof dish that fits in steamer, combine pork mixture ingredients. Flatten meat mixture to cover bottom of dish.

In bowl, stir together egg mixture ingredients.

Pour egg mixture over meat and skim off bubbles. Place in steamer and steam over medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let custard settle, covered, for 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


Each serving includes: Calories 128, 2 g Carbohydrates, 16 g Protein, 6 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 142 mg Cholesterol, trace Fibre, 288 mg Sodium, 248 mg Potassium. An excellent source of thiamine and vitamin B12. A good source of fibre and vitamin E.

Yield: 4 Servings

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