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  3. Categories: Eggs, Chinese

  4. Yield: 12 servings

  5. 2 c Tea, very strong black

  6. 1/3 c Salt

  7. 2 c Ashes of pine wood

  8. 2 c Ashes of charcoal

  9. 2 c Fireplace ashes

  10. 1 c Lime*

  11. 12 Duck egg, fresh

  12. *Available in garden stores and nurseries.

  13. Combine tea, salt, ashes and lime. Using about 1/2 cup

  14. per egg, thickly coat each egg completely with this

  15. clay-like mixture. Line a large crock with garden soil

  16. and carefully lay coated eggs on top. Cover with more

  17. soil and place crock in a cool dark place. Allow to

  18. cure for 100 days. To remove coating, scrape eggs and rinse under running water to clean thoroughly. Crack

  19. lightly and remove shells. The white of the egg will

  20. appear a grayish, translucent color and have a

  21. gelatinous texture. The yolk, when sliced, will be a

  22. grayish-green color.

  23. To serve, cut into wedges and serve with:

  24. Sweet pickled scallions or any sweet pickled vegetable

  25. Sauce of 2 tablespoons each vinegar, soy sauce and rice wine and 1 tablespoon minced ginger root.

  26. Preserved Ancient Eggs

  27. These are often called thousand-year eggs, even

  28. though the preserving process lasts only 100 days.

  29. They may be purchased individually in Oriental markets.

  30. The description of the whites turning grayish

  31. isn't quite accurate from the ones I've seen. They're

  32. more a dark blackish amber color-- quite attractive

  33. actually.

  34. From "The Regional Cooking of China" by Margret

  35. Gin and Alfred E. Castle, 101 Productions, San

  36. Francisco, 1975.

  37. Incidentally, this is an excellent book. It's

  38. written by Maggie Gin of commercial Chinese sauce

  39. fame. If you can find an early edition, get it. The

  40. later editions have been integrated into her marketing

  41. strategies and may not be as complete as this one is.

  42. They also call for whatever the sauce ingredients are

  43. or "Maggie Gin's Such and Such Sauce".

  44. per Stephen Ceideburg

  45. Submitted By SAM WARING

  46. 382-91-12.IMA.INFOMAIL.COM> On MON,

  47. NOV 1995 145845 GMT --


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