Egg Foo Yong
An unusual but delicious choice. Good for a light lunch or supper. It’s a low carb and high protein choice too.
It’s easy! Here’s how:
Rinse about 1 cup or so of fresh bean sprouts. Drain well and dry on paper towel. Chop up about a half cup or so of ham. Left-over roast pork would work, or even cooked, ground pork.
Beat three eggs until thick and lemon colored.
Finely chop about 2 Tbsp onion. I think I used a bit more than that here. You don’t have to be really careful to get exact measurements on this part of the recipe. Add the ham and onion to the beaten egg, along with 1/2 tsp (or less) of salt, and stir in the bean sprouts.
In the mean time, stir 2 Tbsp of soy sauce into 1/2 cup of water, then add 1 tsp sugar and 1 1/2 tsp corn starch. Stir well to dissolve the cornstarch. You need to bring it to a boil, stirring often, for one or two minutes so it thickens. I asked Steve to do the sauce for me while I cooked the Foo Yong. It looks like he threw in some sesame seeds too. You can do that too, or sprinkle them over top, or leave them out. Anyway, once the sauce is thickened, pour it into a serving dish and set aside.
Heat oil in large frying pan. Spoon egg mixture into pan to make 4 or 6 patties. Push cooked egg up over sprouts to form a patty. This works best if you have your pan quite hot. Once the bottom side is brown and the patties start to firm up, turn them over to cook the other side.
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup fresh bean sprouts, washed and drained well - pat dry with paper towel
- 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham or roast pork
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- Heat oil in large fry pan. Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored, about 4 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. (You may want to cut the bean sprouts into 2-3 inch pieces if they are very long).
- Pour heaping 1/4 cup egg mixture at a time into pan. Push cooked egg up over sprouts to form a patty. Cook until patty is set; turn. Cook over medium heat until other side is brown.
- Serve with sauce.
- Cook all ingredients, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir one minutes.