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Salted Egg White Tofu

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Why waste the salted egg whites? Salted eggs are no longer as salty as yonder years. I remember when I was a kid, I’d squince when I eat the salted egg whites and would only take yolks.
But the salted eggs nowadays seem to have lost their salt. Not that salty, but still salty.

Many months back, some time around Chinese New Year, I was trying to use up 30 egg whites after making a Prune Layered Cake. A blogger friend, SK Fong suggested I make tofu with egg whites. Yeah, rather than making yellowish tofu, egg whites are perfect to retain the whiteness of the soy milk.

So, what I did with the 3 salted egg whites from the salted egg yolk chicken, is to make this into a steamed tofu dish. But then again, please taste the egg whites before you embark on this. Add additional regular eggs if your egg whites are salty and add more soy milk. Just keep the ratio of egg to soy milk, 1:2 and you’ll be fine.

Salted Egg White Tofu
Recipe source: Wendyywy, inspired by SKFong

3 salted egg whites, about ½ cup
1 cup unsweetened soy milk (actually can use 300ml, 250ml is quite firm)
1 sprig spring onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp cooking oil
2 drops of sesame oil

1. Prepare steamer and bring water to a boil.
2. Meanwhile, combine egg whites with soy milk, whisk to combine.
3. Put cooking oil and sesame oil in steaming dish. Rub with fingers or brush so that the dish will be well oiled.
4. Pour the egg white mixture into prepared dish and sprinkle sliced spring onions onto the egg.
5. Steam on medium low heat(lid on) for 10 minutes or until set. Touch the center of the tofu, if it has turned solid and nothing sticks to your fingers, it’s done.

Verdict: Somehow this steamed tofu is much firmer than my other homemade egg tofu. But it's slightly crunchy, like egg whites usually are. It could be due to the eggs being just egg whites and not whole eggs. Egg whites have better coagulating effect than yolks. The spring onions added a wonderful aroma to the tofu. Delicious!

16 lovely notes:

Bakericious December 21, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

Wendy, I always wondering how can use the salted eggwhites after using the yolks, I am going to pass this recipe to my MIL, thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover December 21, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

best to serve with a bowl of porridge!

Angie's Recipes December 21, 2010 at 1:28 PM  

omg this looks totally heavenly! I love the texture and bet it tastes as great as it looks!

Unknown December 21, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

I was just thinking the same about the salted eggs... that they aren't as salty anymore.

Honey Bee Sweets December 21, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

Cool! Gonna try making this next time instead of tossing the salted whites, looks yummy! Thanks for another great recipe. :)

WendyinKK December 21, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

Jess Bakericious,
I hope your MIL will like this :)

Oh, that's a nice way to eat :)

It really taste good. At least to me

We're on the same wave length :p

Yeah, a bit wasteful to toss them away right?

lena December 21, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

wendy, although this dish may look very 'chinese', it's still new to me. glad you share this with us..at this momnet i still cant figure out how's the taste like? is it like salty tofu?

WendyinKK December 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

It's like steamed egg. With a slight bounce.
Not very salty, just nice. How salty it is, depends on your salted egg white.

ICook4Fun December 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

I just made a fresh batch of salted eggs. Like you I prefer to eat the yolk rather than the white when I was young. I like the idea of using the white for this dish. My mom usually use the white to make soup.

Pete December 22, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

He he he, salted eggs, my favourite...mmm! simple and nice!

WendyinKK December 22, 2010 at 2:15 AM  

Oh, if only one or 2 whites, for soups are not that hard, but sometimes we can be left with a few. That's when headache comes. Throw or consume? Will u be showing us ur salted eggs on ur blog? Can't wait to see them.


Anonymous,  December 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM  

I like your receipe......

Rowena Asia May 10, 2016 at 8:06 PM  

I also have 3 salted egg whites. The steamed egg turned out like silky smooth tau fu fa. TQ for the recipe

WendyinKK May 12, 2016 at 10:13 PM  

I'm glad you tried this recipe :)

neon.cupcak3s November 1, 2016 at 2:22 PM  

Can I substitute the soy milk with just water?

WendyinKK November 2, 2016 at 8:45 AM  

yes u can, but it will no longer be a tofu, just steamed salted egg whites.

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