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Friday, December 30, 2016

Vegetarian Egg Foo Young

Skip the Chinese place and make your own Egg Foo Young at home.

   I think my favorite meal to enjoy at a restaurant is Chinese. It is hard to find a good Chinese restaurant that is safe to eat at in Albuquerque, don't get me started on the dangers of Chinese buffet places. My husband is a health inspector so I know too much about food safety and restaurants so I don't go out to eat much. My favorite place to get Chinese food at burned down a while back so I have not been able to enjoy my favorite dish for quite some time. My favorite dish is Egg Foo Young. I just love the way it tastes and the people at the restaurant just make it so much better than I do. I am able to make my own and while it tastes great, it just does not look the same. I decided the other day to attempt to make Egg Foo Young again and I am glad I did because this recipe tastes so good. So skip the Chinese place and make Egg Foo Young at home. Now all I need is those fancy white boxes that you get at the Chinese place and some chopsticks!

                         Vegetarian Egg Foo Young
                                                        Makes 6-8 small patties
                                              6 large eggs
                                              1/2 cup vegetable broth
                                              2 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced into thin strips
                                              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 oyster sauce

  Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add vegetable broth, mushrooms, 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.
  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.
  Heat a large 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.
  Warm up the sauce, if needed and pour over the Egg Foo Young patties.

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


  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.

    Mhaan | www.mommyrockininstyle.com

  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.


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