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WEEKEND CHEF | Three kinds of eggs go into this delightful steamed dish

Steamed Three-colored Eggs. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

Steamed Three-colored Eggs. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

One of the dishes that I truly enjoyed eating during my growing up years was Steamed Three-colored Eggs. It is my eldest sister Susan’s variation on the Steamed Eggs that our mom used to make. While beaten chicken eggs are the only kind of egg that were used in making Steamed Eggs, three kinds of eggs—beaten chicken eggs, salted eggs and century eggs—go into Steamed Three-colored Eggs.

For a while, however, Steamed Three-colored Eggs took the backseat in my mind as my career as a food writer introduced me to different cuisines and international flavors. Caring for my husband Raff in the past few months re-acquainted me with Steamed Three-colored Eggs. My sister made it just last week, and it’s still as good as ever.

So, with this edition of Weekend Chef, let me share with you the simple recipe of Steamed Three-colored Eggs.

Steamed Three-colored Eggs
Ingredients
6 eggs
2 salted eggs
2 century eggs
2-4 Tbsps. water
2 Tbsps. vegetable oil
pepper to taste
chopped spring onion

Directions
1. Crack eggs into the bowl where the eggs will be steamed. Beat just until mixed.

Steamed Three-colored Eggs. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

Steamed Three-colored Eggs. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

2. Add water.

Step 2. Add water. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

Step 2. Add water. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

3. Add oil.

4. Peel off shell of salted eggs and cut into cubes.

5. Add salted eggs to beaten egg mixture.

Step 4. Add chopped salted eggs into beaten egg mixture. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

Step 4. Add chopped salted eggs into beaten egg mixture. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

6. Peel off shell of century eggs and cut into cubes.

7. Add century eggs to beaten egg mixture.

Step 6. Add chopped century egg into egg mixture. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta.

Step 6. Add chopped century egg into egg mixture. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta.

8. Season with pepper to taste.

9. Mix well.

10. Steam for around 30 minutes or until set.

Step 10. Steam for around 10 minutes or until set. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

Step 10. Steam for around 10 minutes or until set. Photo by Dolly Dy-Zulueta, InterAksyon.

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