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Friday, December 30, 2016

Easy Vegetarian Egg Foo Young

Craving authentic egg foo young? Skip the Chinese place and make your own Egg Foo Young at home with this easy recipe.

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   I think my favorite meal to enjoy at a restaurant is Chinese food. When I visit an Oriental restaurant for a meal, I always have to order egg foo young along with egg rolls and chop suey. I think I love Chinese food as it has lots of healthy vegetables in it. I have a favorite place near me that I order Chinese food from frequently and I am glad that my husband also enjoys eating Oriental food. I love eating egg foo young when I celebrate the Chinese New Year. The problem with ordering food from restaurants is it can get quite expensive and it is not the healthiest thing to do.

 Skip the Chinese place and make Egg Foo Young at home

 So I decided to see if I could make egg foo young at home. I found a recipe that looked simple enough to make and then I headed to the International store to buy the ingredients as I knew this store would carry items like bean sprouts and sauces like vegetarian oyster sauce. If you don't have an international store near you, Amazon is always a great place to find unique food items like sesame oil and soy sauce. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get these ingredients in two days. When you make this recipe you can skip the Chinese buffet.

Did you know that traditional egg foo young is fried in oil?

  I recently discovered that the traditional egg foo young that they make at the restaurant is basically fried in a pan with oil. So making egg foo young at home makes sense for a healthy diet. When you follow this recipe, you just need a tablespoon of oil for the frypan instead of the tons of oil that the restaurant uses. If you use a ceramic nonstick frypan then you can cook without oil in your pan. Keep reading to discover my favorite ceramic nonstick frypan that I use for healthier cooking.

Egg Foo Young is
~ Vegetarian
~ Loaded with Protein
~ Full of Fiber
~ A Meatless Recipe
~ Easy to Make
~ Full of Veggies

The more veggies the better

 I love my veggies as they are so good for a healthy body. When I make my egg foo young, I will often double the recipe and use the whole packages of bean sprouts and shredded carrots. That way I have no left-over veggies and my egg foo young is loaded with plenty of fiber-rich heart-healthy veggies. The extra vegetables will not affect the performance of the recipe. My husband sometimes complains about all the extra veggies in the recipe but he still eats it and he is getting several servings of veggies.

A small non-stick pan works best for egg foo young

 I have made this egg foo young recipe several times and I have discovered that a small nonstick pan works best to form the egg foo young so it is thick. When you make small egg foo young patties they are easier to turn over with a spatula. My favorite nonstick pan to use is an organic ceramic-coated nonstick fry pan as it keeps the egg foo young from sticking.

 Now all I need is those fancy white boxes that you get at the Chinese place and some chopsticks!

 Once you discover how easy it is to make egg foo young at home, you will skip the Chinese take-out order. Before you know it, you will learn how to make fried rice and Okonomiyaki. One year I made a whole meal with Oriental food for my family and friends. Everyone was amazed at how delicious the meal was and I was happy at saving money.

Check out this recipe for Easy Egg Foo Young Recipe With The Red Copper 5 Minute Chef

Did you know that eating Chinese food can bring good luck for the New Year?

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Easy Vegetarian Egg Foo Young

Skip the Chinese place and discover how easy it is to make egg foo young at home. My recipe is healthier than what you get at the restaurant.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Foo young sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce


How to cook Easy Vegetarian Egg Foo Young

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add vegetable broth, bean sprouts, carrots, scallions, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir until all the ingredients are evenly coated. Set aside and make the sauce.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring often. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for two minutes, stir a couple of times. Take the pan off the stove and set aside so you can prepare the egg foo young patties.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and coat it with the vegetable oil. Using a ladle, pour small amounts of the egg mixture in the hot pan. You can make two patties at a time or one big pattie. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until slightly brown, and then turn over to cook for 3-4 minutes more. Continue this process until all the mixture is used.
  4. Warm up the sauce, if needed and pour over the Egg Foo Young patties.
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  1. Its look sooo delicious. Perfect dish!
    thanks for sharing recipes with us here.

  2. This looks so tasty. Egg foo young is one of my favorites. I'll have to try this. Hopefully, it will bring me some good luck!

  3. Thank you for this easy to find recipes and easy to do Chinese food. I know that it do taste good coming from the ingredient and the oyster sauce that will make it even tastier.

  4. This sounds so yummy, and anything that will give me some luck for the new year is worth trying in my books!

  5. These looks pretty tasty. I didn't know that about Chinese food. Cool!

  6. My family and I love Chinese food. Though it's my first time to see this dish. Thanks for sharing, I can recreate this at home.

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  7. Oh my goodness! It's really delicious and tempting. My family haven't tried this, I'm sure they would love it.

  8. This such a great thing to be able to make at home! Kudos to you for taking the time to learn such a recipe!

  9. This would be good to serve on new year's day. I think it sounds wonderful!

  10. This looks like a great meal! I think I will make that for me and my family soon!

  11. i love egg foo young. this would be great to serve at a dinner party.

  12. That sounds like a lovely recipe! I'd love to give it a try. I didn't know about that belief about eating Chinese food. There's no harm if you try it!

  13. Looks yummy and easy to make! I would love to give it a go!

  14. I love recipes that involves egg as the primary element and this looks so delicious. With different vegetables being added this is such a healthy dish to try out for breakfast.

  15. Okay this sounds delicious! I am toying with the idea of making this for LUNCH!

  16. I am really excited about this vegetarian option! You got me so intrigued with this recipe. Gotta try it.

  17. Well, now I'm starving. That looks really good! I've never seen a vegetarian version of Foo Young before.

  18. This looks great. And I love that pan suggestion! I need to try that!

  19. I'm not sure I've ever tried egg foo young before. I'll have to try this version since I don't eat meat anymore!

  20. I haven't been able to find a good chinese restaurant since moving to Florida, so I am trying this for sure.

  21. This looks easy to prepare! It looks delicious and I would love to try it.

  22. What a great meal idea. I would love to give this recipe a try sounds so good.

  23. Mmm what a yummy meal idea, and it looks easy to prepare too! I'll have to try this out sometime!

  24. Wow, I love this recipe it is so delicious and look so easy to prepare. I will def try to make this for the whole family.

  25. I am making this over the weekend. I know my family would love it. It looks sooo good.

  26. I love Asian food and I wish I knew how to cook it. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  27. SOOO making this! It looks awesome!! I love how versatile eggs are! :)

  28. This looks like a pretty easy recipe. Plus I absolutely love the cobalt blue frying pan.

  29. This is something my friend would try. She's been vegetarian for years. Sharing this recipe with her.

  30. I've never actually tried egg foo young before. It sure does sound amazing though. I do love Chinese food too, so I'm sure I would love this.

  31. We love Chinese food but I have never tried egg foo young before. I have been missing out!

  32. That looks really flavorful!!

  33. Tara, I've never eaten Egg Foo Young, but what I see in your recipe sounds excellent. I would like to try this one out this coming weekend.

  34. Will love to try this out as soon as possible as it looks so delicious and tasty...sounds lovely...glad you shared the recipe with us..great work though..

  35. This looks delicious! I need to get back to adding new recipes to our weekly rotation. Can't wait to try this one!

  36. I have not had this dish in a really long time! It looks like it is fun to make, and it's vegetarian! That's a big plus for me. I cannot wait to try this out!

  37. What a beautiful and easy to make recipe! I'd love to try this for a summer dinner!

  38. I have never tried anything like this. I eally like this recipe this is really easy and looks yum. I'll make it.

  39. I love Chinese food. Unfortunately I don't have good Chinese restaurants nearby.So I will definitely give this dish a try.

  40. I'll admit -- I've never had this dish before! But I'm open to trying it!

  41. I've never had the vegetarian version but it looks so flavorful and tasty!

  42. I just made this! Its fantastic and I had hot tea with it. Sooo good! Breakfast! Yum!


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