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Braised Pork Ribs with (Hard boiled) Eggs

I had actually made this dish a few days ago and never posted it because I never had the time to pick out the photos.

This dish and braised soy sauce chicken are two of my favorite dishes because first of all, braising the meat ensures that it is oh-so-tender and that it will be packed with taste. The sauce on rice is simply divine and I usually soak it through and through with sauce.. My husband will joke that I like my sauce with a side of rice!

The below recipe was modified from my chinese cookbook bible to accommodate more meat (to enjoy for a few more meals) and also adapted for the use of a pressure cooker.

If you like a little (or more) zing to the meat, eat with chopped Thai Chilli and cool down with some cucumber slices! ūüėÄ

Braised Pork Ribs with (Hard Boiled) Eggs

Adapted from: The Best of Chinese Cooking by Betty Saw
Serves: 6      Prep time: 8min                Cook time: 20min under pressure; 1 hour in regular pot      
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  • 2.5 to 3 lb pork ribs (boneless, country style, cut into 3/4 in cubes)
  • 12 cloves garlic (sliced or pounded with mortar and pestle)
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 hard boiled eggs (shelled)

Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 tbs light soy sauce
  • 4 tbs dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • About 1.5 cup chicken/pork/beef¬†broth (or until broth comes up to 3/4 of pork)


Pressure cooker:

  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker under the Sauté function.
  2. Add garlic and sugar. Cook until sugar turns into a light caramel.
  3. Add combined sauce ingredients except the broth into pressure cooker.
  4. Add in pork and THEN pour broth to make sure it comes up to 3/4 of pork. Make sure the broth amount is at least the minimum required liquid needed for your pressure cooker.
  5. Lock pressure cooker and set to High pressure and a cooking time of 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile hard boil the eggs. (I pressure steam my eggs till it is ‘hard boiled’ before cooking this dish)
  7. When 20 minutes is up, Quick-release the pressure to open lid.
  8. Add in the shelled hard boiled eggs and close the lid (no need to lock). Leave for about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Regular Wok/pot:
  1.  Heat oil in wok and add garlic and sugar. Cook until sugar turns into light caramel.
  2. Add the combined sauce ingredients (yes including the broth, except add another 1/2 cup of broth since the braising process will vaporize some of the broth) and bring to a boil
  3. Add pork and turn heat to low to simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Add shelled hard boiled eggs and leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Eggs, Pork, Pressure Cooker


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Perfect ‘Hard boiled’ eggs in pressure cooker

‘Hard boiled’ (pressure steamed) eggs were the first things I ever made in my pressure cooker. I love it — they come out perfect every time and delightfully easy to peel! Look at the shell in the above picture–It came apart so easily that most of it is still in one piece!

Now I actually never thought about writing this recipe down since it’s so easy to remember but then today I had to make some eggs to pack for lunch tomorrow and suddenly, I realized that I wasn’t so sure whether I should put the setting to high or low pressure. So my next thought was to sit down and write this recipe down!

What I really love about pressure steaming eggs is that I can set it the pressure cooker and walk away. No more rushing to the stove to turn it off when the timer goes off or fiddling with the hot pot of water — all when my daughter wants my attention at that very same exact minute. Now even if the eggs sit in the pressure cooker after it’s done, I can just take it out whenever it’s most convenient for me.

This is how I place my eggs in the pressure cooker. Directly on a trivet. If you have a steamer basket, by all means! Now in HipPressureCooking, it is recommended that each egg be placed on a ‘stand’ — metal bottle caps, etc so that it won’t fall over or roll around. But I’ve never had a problem placing the eggs like the above. ¬†I use an electric pressure cooker so I don’t move it around once the eggs are placed in.

Perfect ‘Hard boiled’ eggs in pressure cooker

source: HipPressureCooking

Prep time: 2min                                    Cook time: about 15 min                   <View/print recipe only>


  1. Pour 1 cup of water into pressure cooker (or minimum water required for your pressure cooker).
  2. Place trivet and then eggs on the trivet in pressure cooker. Close and lock pressure cooker.
  3. Set to LOW pressure and set cooking time for 6 minutes.
  4. When 6 min is up, let the pressure naturally release until the pressure gauge drops, indicating that all pressure has been released and it is safe to unlock the pressure cooker.
  5. Using tongs, remove eggs and dunk in cold water. Peel eggs (oh so easy!).

Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Eggs, Pressure Cooker, Uncategorized


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