Just about anyone can cook this so I wouldn’t even dare to call this a recipe. It is the most basic dish that most Chinese households cook when there is nothing else to offer.
What you need is half a can of baked beans and two eggs. A small can is sometimes more expensive than the normal tin so I usually by the normal tin. Keep the rest in an airtight container and store in fridge. If you can afford it, get the imported Heinz brand but any ole’ brands like Cap Pagoda will do too.
Heat some oil, fry the eggs and season with a little salt and pepper. Do not allow the eggs to be totally cooked but not runny either.Ã‚ Pour in the baked beans and mix and break up those eggs into pieces. Taste. You may add some tomato ketchup if the flavour is not good enough. Usually, imported brands tend to taste bland.
Serve. Good with white rice or bread.
Of course, there are more elaborate additions like luncheon meats or spam. Some families cook with potatoes and onions. To do this, just fry the onions till fragrant, add potato cubes and simmer in some water till soft. Then, add the beans. You can add some curry powder and make it spicy a bit.
Beans are boring food.Ã‚ But read up Wikipedia for some history of it to make it more interesting.
The Heinz company markets their product in the UK under the name “Baked Beanz”, in reference to a 1960s advertisement campaign which used the slogan “Beanz Meanz Heinz”.
Heinz is rather expensive over here and sometimes, a can of Heinz can buy four cans of local brands. Do get the low salt version (light green can) of Heinz because I found the darker green, normal ones are way too salty.