In Cantonese, these mini egg omelette pouches are called Hor Pow Tan, which means egg purse, because they resemble small coin purses that we used to carry as kids. You can adjust the size of the purses to make them child bite-sized – not only do they look cute, these little omelette pouches are full of “treasure” inside which will entice them to eat heartily. This is a super easy and fast dish to do, with minimal ingredients, especially if you are running out of time and ideas for tonight’s dinner!
Mini Omelette Pouches (Hor Pow Tan)
Mini meat omelette pouches that resemble little coin purses are perfect for kids!
INGREDIENTS FOR MINI OMELETTE POUCHES RECIPE (serves 6)
- Eggs, 4
- Minced pork, 200 gm
- Spring onion, 1 stalk
- Parsley, 1 stalk
- Chopped Garlic, 1 tsp
- Salt, 1/4 tsp
- Oil, 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
Marinade for the meat:
- Salt, a pinch
- Light soya sauce, 1/2 tsp
- Cornflour, 1/2 tsp
- Oil, 1 tsp
- Pepper, a dash
PREPARATION FOR MINI OMELETTE POUCHES RECIPE (15 mins)
- Marinate the minced meat with all the seasonings and leave it for 15 minutes.
- Beat the eggs and add the 1/4 tsp of salt. Mix well.
- Wash the spring onion and cut into small pieces.
- Add spring onion to the eggs.
COOKING METHOD FOR MINI OMELETTE POUCHES RECIPE (10-15 mins)
- In a wok, add the 1 TBsp of oil over medium heat.
- Add in the garlic and fry till aromatic but not burnt.
- Add in the minced meat and stir fry until cooked, for about 2-3 mins.
- Put the cooked minced meat into the beaten egg and mix well.
- Wash the wok. Add the 1 tsp of oil in the wok. Use a Chinese soup spoon, scoop 2 soup spoons of the egg mixture into the wok and fry for 1-2 mins. Flip the omelette into half ( semi-circle) and continue to cook for another min. Then flip the omelette to the other side to brown. Transfer it to a plate.
- Repeat the same process with the remaining egg until all the egg is done.
- Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
TOP TIPS FOR MINI OMELETTE POUCHES RECIPE
- It is better if you buy lean pork and mince it yourself, rather than buy ready-minced meat from the supermarket which usually contains lots of fats.
- You can replaced the minced pork with minced chicken or minced beef.
- If you want the egg purse to be more browned, you can leave the cooked omelette pouch by the side of the wok while frying the rest of the egg, but please remember to flip it over the other side too so that the omelette won’t get burnt.
Suggested Modifications for Special Diets
- Baby/Toddler-Friendly: You can half the portion of each scoop when frying the egg to make the purses smaller so that they are toddler bite-sized.
- Child-Friendly: Children love this unique way of eating eggs in a ‘money pouch’ filled with ‘treasure’. You and also add more ‘treasure’ based on what your child loves to eat e.g. chopped corn / peas / carrots
- Fish-Free: No modifications needed.
- Gluten-Free: Replace the soya sauce with gluten-free soya sauce.
- Nut-Free: No modifications needed.
- Shellfish-Free: No modifications needed.
- Vegetarian: Replace the filling with your favourite chopped vegetables. Make sure you cook the vegetables before adding them to the egg mixture.
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