After my trip to Shanghai, I was inspired by some of the local Shanghainese food I had. The first dish is a great egg dish I had on the street. They call this dish, “Dan Bing.” which is a thin pancake they layer with scrambled eggs, ground pork or pickled veggies, scallions and plum sauce. In this case, I used steamed mushu wrappers as the pancake and rather than do a scramble I made an omelette that is filled with onions and basil. I love the herbs in the eggs and the ground pork (cooked in plum sauce) adds a nice richness to this dish. This makes a great lunch or snack. If you don’t have pancakes, you can simply make this omelette and serve it with some bread or rice or have by itself.
-1/4 lb lean ground pork
-5 whole eggs
-1/4 cup red oinons
-2 tablespoon minced basil
-1 tablespoon plum sauce
-1 teaspoon soy sauce
-1/4 cup water
-1/4 cup chopped green onions
-salt and pepper
* Whisk your eggs in a bowl and add the basil, red onions, salt and pepper.
* Heat your frying pan with a little olive oil
* Pour in egg mixture and let it cook on one side until slightly brown
* Flip egg over like an omelette and flip it in half again.
* Plate your egg on a large platter
* Now in a separate pan, heat some olive oil and add your ground pork.
* Brown the pork for 2 minutes and add the water, soy, and the plum sauce
* Let everything cook for another 4 minutes.
* Taste and add more salt and pepper if you need it to be more seasoned.
* Now spread the ground pork ontop of the egg on that platter and garnish with lots of chopped green onions