My dad was a simple man so in honor of him, I've decided to post a very simple blog today. He was a good listener and although he didn't say much, you knew he really cared about his family. He passed away in February over 12 years ago and I often think of him at this time of year. This first recipe makes me think of him because he used to make these for us when we were little. He wasn't known for his skills in the kitchen and in fact, there were only 2 things I ever saw my dad cook. One were these "Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Eggs" and the other was "Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Weenies". They are easy and delicious and my kids love them. Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Eggs
This isn't the most attractive dish because the soy sauce turns the eggs a grey color, but once you get past that you'll want these every morning. It's my idea of comfort food.
1/2 tsp Shoyu (Soy Sauce) - preferably low sodium
1 tsp sugar
1 small pat of butter
Combine eggs, shoyu and sugar and whip until frothy. You can use a pair of chopsticks to whip eggs, just as you would a whisk...try it! Add the butter to a medium saucepan on high heat and wait until melty and brown. Turn down to medium heat and immediately add the egg mixture. Slowly mix the eggs with a pair of chopsticks to cook. Do not overcook, stop when the eggs are just cooked and look a bit glossy. Remove from pan and serve by themselves, on top of left over rice that has been re-steamed or with the Shoyu Hot Dogs below. To re-steam rice, just wet a paper towel and put it on top of the left-over rice. Microwave for 1 minute or so and voila, you'll have fluffy, steamy rice in an instant.
Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Weenies
I thought my dad made this recipe up himself but I just googled "soy sauce weenies" and I couldn't believe there was a youtube video on how to make these. I also think they are a popular dish in Hawaii - maybe that's where my dad got it because my grandma was born in Hawaii. At any rate, for those of you who refuse to eat a hotdog, try this out...it may change your mind! Kids love these because of the hint of sugar.
2 hot dogs, sliced on the diagonal on the 1/2 inch
1 Tbsp Shoyu (Soy Sauce) - preferably low sodium
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 small pat of butter
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Fry up the sliced hot dogs until nice and brown (almost crispy). Remove from pan and add the soy sauce and sugar. When thoroughly heated through, add the hot dogs to coat. Serve warm with the eggs and rice or by themselves.