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Can’t wait for your favorite show to come back? Neither can we. To celebrate its return, we’ve cast a spell to transform these hard-boiled eggs into dragon eggs. As they say, it’s been quite some time since dragons have roamed the earth…
Don’t be fooled by the appearance of these eggs because they have a savory flavor to bite into and will make a great addition to any viewing party! These eggs are actually known as tea eggs and are commonly found at Chinese street vendors or markets. They get their mystifying marbled pattern from steeping cracked eggs in a black tea mixture.
• 1 dozen brown or white jumbo eggs
o Brown eggs appear more like “dragon eggs,” but the marbling on white shells are more distinct
• 4 tablespoons of loose black tea or 4 bags of black tea
• 2 whole anise stars
• 2 cloves
• ½ of a whole cinnamon stick
• 1 orange peel
• 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with one-inch of cold water. Put on high heat and bring to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and cover pan. Let eggs stand for 15 minutes.
3. Remove eggs from the water and run under cold water until cool enough to handle. Using the back of a spoon, gently tap eggs all over until surface is lightly cracked.
4. Place eggs back in saucepan with water and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 1 hour.
5. Remove from heat and let eggs cool as they steep in the tea mixture. Serve cooled or refrigerate after cooling to eat chilled later on.