Dan Bing Taiwanese Breakfast Egg Crepes Recipe

Delicious and authentic Taiwanese Dan big egg crepe recipe
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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 11-12 dan bings (11-12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
434 Calories
27g Fat
25g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 11-12 dan bings (11-12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 434
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 260mg 87%
Sodium 939mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 22g
Calcium 463mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dan Bing is a popular Taiwanese breakfast dish; 99% of breakfast cafés, restaurants, or vendors in Taiwan sell Dan Bing in their shop. Try making this for yourself, and be sure to check below for some tips and tricks.

Ingredients

  • 280 grams/10 ounces flour
  • 140 grams/5 ounces bread flour
  • 11 1/4 fluid ounces water (149 F)
  • 2 spring onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (demerara or caster)
  • 12 eggs (1 egg to 1 dan bing)
  • 2 to 3 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 24 slices ham

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix plain flour, bread flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.

  2. Slowly pour the 150 F/65 C water into the mixing bowl, stirring with a fork or chopsticks at the same time.

  3. After the flour and the water totally combined together, use both of your hand to knead the dough for 3 to 5 minutes and make it into a ball. Then leave it in the mixing bowl and cover couple sheets of cling films on top for at least 30 minutes.

  4. After 30 minutes, divide the dough into 70g small balls.

  5. Beat an egg and leave it aside.

  6. Heat up a thin layer of oil in the frying pan with lowest to medium fire.

  7. Brush a thin layer of oil on the worktop. Then place your small ball of dough on top and brush a thin layer of oil on the top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to as thin as possible.

  8. Fry the ball of dough in the frying pan and make sure both sides are slightly golden brown.

  9. Use the spatula to lift the crepe; pour the egg in and put the crepe on top.

  10. Flip the Dan Bing again. Use your spatula to roll it, then that’s ready to serve. Once it has cooled down, slice it before you serve. You can serve this Dan Bing with soy sauce or thick soy sauce.

Tips

  • Please don’t use any extra flour when you try to flatten the dough; extra flour will make your Dan Bing too hard after being cooked.
  •  You can make the dough the night before and store it in the fridge. Roll it the night before and flatten it in the morning.

Recipe Variations

  • You can make so many different flavors; try adding sweetcorn, tuna, bacon, Frankfurter, tomato, and more.
  • If you want to make ham and cheese Dan Bing, when flipping to have the egg side on top, put ham in the middle and then sprinkle grated cheese on top of ham. Then, roll it with a spatula. Once it has cooled down, slice and serve.

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