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Chinese Steamed Flan

 
One serving costs about $1.69

$1.69 per serving

9 people like this recipe

9 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish Chinese,Asian
spoonacular Score:46%

Spoonacular Score: 46%

 

Chinese Steamed Flan might be just the dessert you are searching for. One serving contains 247 calories, 7g of protein, and 6g of fat. This gluten free and vegetarian recipe serves 6 and costs $1.65 per serving. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 9 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of eggs, granulated sugar, strawberries, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. This recipe is typical of Chinese cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 47%. This score is good. Similar recipes include How to cook: Leche flan (steamed crème caramel), Chinese Steamed Custard Bun, and Chinese Steamed Fish.

Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling are great choices for Asian. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. The Lang & Reed Napa Valley Chenin Blanc with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 30 dollars per bottle.

Lang & Reed Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

The Lang & Reed 2015 Chenin Blanc – Napa Valley has peach and tropical fruit that are immediately on the nose, with the necessary hint of honeycomb (the traditional varietal character), and a lesser expression of apple and citrus. On the palate, the aromas are mirrored and given an even stronger presence with yellow apple exotic citrus notes, which give it an accurate tartness. The texture is tender, and the flavors broaden with a touch of saline minerality, which leads into bright crisp acidity, adding to the wine’s refreshing character. It will blossom and gain in complexity with additional bottle time.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
4 large
4 large eggs
eggs
0.33 cup
0.33 cup granulated sugar
granulated sugar
0.5 cup
0.5 cup granulated sugar
granulated sugar
some
some strawberries
strawberries
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla
vanilla
2 cups
2 cups whole milk
whole milk
4 large eggs
4 large
eggs
0.33 cup granulated sugar
0.33 cup
granulated sugar
0.5 cup granulated sugar
0.5 cup
granulated sugar
some strawberries
some
strawberries
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp
vanilla
2 cups whole milk
2 cups
whole milk

Equipment

ramekin
ramekin
sauce pan
sauce pan
knife
knife
ladle
ladle
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
ramekin
ramekin
sauce pan
sauce pan
knife
knife
ladle
ladle
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. For caramel:
  2. Spread sugar evenly in the bottom of a heavy saucepan and place over medium-low heat. It may take several minutes before the sugar begins to melt. Without stirring, watch the sugar closely as it begins to liquefy at the edges. It will slowly turn from a yellow to a golden and finally to a brown caramel sauce.
  3. When the liquefied sugar is turning from golden to brown, immediately remove the saucepan from the heat. Watch carefully! (If you miss this point, the sugar will quickly turn too dark and you will have to start all over again). Immediately pour liquid caramel into 6 3-1/2 inch ramekins and swirl to cover bottom evenly. The caramel hardens rapidly, so work quickly. Set aside.
  4. For flan:
  5. Place 2 inches of water on the bottom portion of steamer. Cover and allow water to come to a boil. In the meantime, heat milk and sugar in a saucepan until just warmed and sugar has dissolved. Whisk eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Slowly pour warmed milk into the eggs, beating until well combined. Scoop off foam and discard. Ladle into prepared ramekins and place into steamer.
  6. Turn down heat this is very important to medium and steam for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Once cool, cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, carefully run a knife around the inside each ramekin to loosen the flan. Place a plate on top of the flan and invert until flan pops out. Serve with sliced strawberries.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.67
Ingredient
4 larges eggs
⅓ cups granulated sugar
½ cups granulated sugar
some strawberries
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole milk
Price
$1.09
$0.09
$0.14
$7.71
$0.31
$0.66
$10.01

Tips

Health Tips

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Eating produce that isn't in season means you're eating fruits and vegetables that have traveled quite awhile to get to you. They lose much of their nutrition during transport, and the long distances are not doing the planet any good either. If you want strawberries in winter, buy them frozen! Also, strawberries are one of the worst offenders when it comes to pesticide residues found on produce, so buy organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
252k Calories
7g Protein
6g Total Fat
43g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
252k
13%

Fat
6g
10%

  Saturated Fat
2g
16%

Carbohydrates
43g
14%

  Sugar
39g
43%

Cholesterol
132mg
44%

Sodium
84mg
4%

Alcohol
0.24g
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Vitamin C
84mg
103%

Manganese
0.57mg
29%

Selenium
13µg
20%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
19%

Phosphorus
168mg
17%

Folate
54µg
14%

Calcium
133mg
13%

Fiber
2g
12%

Vitamin D
1µg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.66µg
11%

Potassium
375mg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.99mg
10%

Magnesium
30mg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.15mg
8%

Iron
1mg
7%

Vitamin A
329IU
7%

Zinc
0.94mg
6%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.82mg
6%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.66mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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