How to Cook Egg Foo Young: A Chinese-Inspired Omelette
Egg foo young (sometimes spelled egg foo yung) is a fluffy Chinese omelette made with meat, vegetables, and a delicious gravy. It is a popular dish in many Chinese-American restaurants. Try this simple recipe and re-create this delicious dish in the comfort of your home.
For the omelette:
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup chicken, ground
- 1/4 cup mung bean sprouts
- 1/8 cup onion, sliced
- 1/8 cup mushroom, sliced
- 1/8 cup carrots, sliced
- 1/2 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the sauce:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cube chicken bouillon
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For the preparation:
- 1 large bowl
- 3 small bowls
- 1 large plate
- 1 small plate
- chopping board
- measuring cup
- measuring spoons
For the cooking:
- frying pan
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the ground chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook thoroughly. Set aside.
- Dilute the cornstarch in water. Set aside.
- In a bowl, crack the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Whisk. Add cornstarch mixture. Whisk again.
- Add ground meat and vegetables. Set aside.
- To prepare the sauce, dilute the cornstarch with a small amount of water. Set aside.
- Pour water in a pan. Dilute the chicken cube into the water. Add oyster sauce and soy sauce.
- Add the cornstarch mixture while stirring the sauce. Cook until it thickens. Set aside.
- In a fry pan, heat generous amount of oil.
- Once the oil is ready, pour in half of the egg mixture. Cook both sides until golden brown. Fold the omelette in half.
- Continue cooking the other half of the mixture.
- Top egg foo young with sauce.
- Best served with steamed rice
Step-by-Step Procedure: Egg Foo Young
Tips and Techniques
Try replacing ground chicken with other types of meat or seafood
- Dilute the cornstarch with water to avoid any lumps.
- Season the eggs with salt and pepper to layer the flavor of the egg foo young.
- You may use other vegetables if preferred. (This is a good way to use up any leftover vegetables you may have.)
- Use a timer to help keep track of the timing for flipping the egg foo young.
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