Caramelized Pork & Quail Eggs
Caramelized Pork & Quail Eggs
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This recipe is Khmer Krom in origin, and the Khmer Krom are ethnic Khmer living in Vietnam, and this sounds absolutely delicious. For those in the US if you do not have fresh quail eggs available to you, you can certainly use the canned eggs found in most Asian markets (they are also already cooked and peeled). The procedure to hard boil fresh quail eggs is in the Recipe Notes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Caramelized Pork & Quail Eggs
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This recipe is Khmer Krom in origin, and the Khmer Krom are ethnic Khmer living in Vietnam, and this sounds absolutely delicious. For those in the US if you do not have fresh quail eggs available to you, you can certainly use the canned eggs found in most Asian markets (they are also already cooked and peeled). The procedure to hard boil fresh quail eggs is in the Recipe Notes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Have your quail eggs prepared and set aside. If using canned eggs, just drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, add the 1 tablespoon of water and the 1 tablespoon of sugar, turn on the heat to medium and whisk the water and sugar until the sugar turns a dark brown in color.
  3. Carefully pour in the 3 cups of water and stir well then add the garlic, fish sauce, the 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt, and coconut juice, and stir to mix well.
  4. Add the pork, eggs, and simmer until the pork is tender, stirring occasionally. This can be 45 minutes to well over an hour.
  5. When the pork is nice and tender, stir in the black pepper, ladle into bowls and garnish with spring onion. Serve with rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

The pork shoulder will cost about 75 Baht/750 grams. The quail eggs if bought at Tesco will cost about 50 Baht/pack of 24. (If you buy quail eggs from a local vendor, about half that price.) For servings, this is about 98 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pong Mouan Snol (Cambodian Pork Omelet)
Pong Mouan Snol (Cambodian Pork Omelet)
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Cambodian dishes normally take a back seat to Thai and Vietnamese dishes only because it is rarely heard of. I have been to Cambodia several times, the chow is excellent! I am going to change this up from a giant family size omelet to several smaller ones. This is on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 omelets 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 omelets 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Pong Mouan Snol (Cambodian Pork Omelet)
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Cambodian dishes normally take a back seat to Thai and Vietnamese dishes only because it is rarely heard of. I have been to Cambodia several times, the chow is excellent! I am going to change this up from a giant family size omelet to several smaller ones. This is on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 omelets 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 omelets 15 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Pork Filling
For the Eggs
For Serving
Servings: omelets
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick pan, heat the oil, when hot, add the onion and cabbage, and cook just until the onion is starting to get soft, then add the pork, sprinkle in the sugar, salt, pepper, and mushroom sauce. Cook and break up the ground pork with a spatula until cooked through. Set this pan aside.
  2. For the eggs, instead of just cracking 12 eggs into a bowl, crack 3 eggs into a measuring cup and make a note of the quantity. This is so you can scoop out the egg mixture for each omelet.
  3. Pour those 3 eggs into a large mixing bowl, crack in the remaining eggs, then stir in the mushroom sauce.
  4. In another large non stick pan heat a splash of olive oil or some butter, when the oil/butter is hot, use a measuring cup and measure out the 3 egg amount, and pour into the pan.
  5. Move the pan around to spread the egg mixture out a bit.
  6. Let the egg mixture cook for about a minute, then add 1/4 of the meat mixture to one half of the egg mixture, cook for another minute or until the egg mixture is getting set.
  7. Use a large wide spatula and fold the other half of the egg over the pork mixture, and hold that for a few seconds to let that set. Cook for another minute or so.
  8. When the eggs are good and set, slide the omelet onto a plate.
  9. Add a side of Jasmine rice and some sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 45 Baht/500 grams for ground pork. For 4 omelets, this is about 35 cents per serving.

Recipe here is courtesy Tara's Multicultural Table and her recipe is here.
United States.