Cookbook:Century Egg with Ham and Ginger
The century egg (a.k.a. preserved egg, thousand-year egg, hundred-year egg, hundred-year-old egg, thousand-year-old egg; Chinese: 皮蛋; pinyin: pídàn or Chinese: 松花蛋; pinyin: sōnghūadàn) is a Chinese delicacy made by preserving duck (or less commonly chicken) eggs in a mixture of charcoal and lime for (despite the name) around 100 days. It is greenish in color, has a creamy cheese-like flavor, and a strong aroma.
- Wash century eggs clean.
- Shell the eggs, and cut each into 4 slices. Cut the pickled stem ginger into thin slices.
- Cut the Jinhua ham into thin slices. Soak in water for a while.
- Sandwich a slice of ginger with one of ham and a sliced century egg.
- Serve with vinegar.