Thursday, 31 July 2014


Classic Egg Foo Yong recipe (egg foo young)


1 cup bean sprouts
1 medium onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped cooked ham (or any other cooked meat; such as chopped sausages or shredded roast chicken)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, white

6 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons oil, vegetable (canola or any other light-tasting oil)

Sauce Ingredients

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Hua Tiao Chinese wine (or dry sherry)
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Cooking Directions

(Part A) Stir Fry the main ingredients
1. Rinse bean sprouts in cold water.
2. Heat oil in a pan (or a wok if you have one) and add scallions, onion & sprouts. Stir fry using medium-high heat for about 45 seconds, or until vegetables are tender.
3. Add garlic and stir fry for another 15 seconds (don't burn the garlic).
4. Add cornstarch, soy sauce, cooked ham, salt & pepper. Mix well.
5. Remove to a dish & allow to cool.

(Part B) Cook the eggs in batches to get a layering effect
6. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil & ladle in 1/3 of the eggs.
7. Add 1/3 of the stir-fried ingredients (from step 5)
8. Fry til golden on both sides.
9. Add another 1/3 of the eggs and 1/3 ot the stir fried ingredients (from step 5)
10. Fry til golden on both sides.
11. Add the last remaining 1/3 of the eggs and 1/3 ot the stir fried ingredients (from step 5)
12. Fry til golden on both sides.

(Part C) Make the Sauce
13. To make the sauce: combine sauce ingredients in small pan, bring to boil.
14. Simmer gently til thickened.
Serves: 3-4