Nothing says Chinese cuisine like Drake, Nicki Minaj and the rest of Young Money Entertainment, right? We can agree to disagree. Well Egg Foo Young is just as Chinese as Lil’ Wayne is. I was heart broken when I learned (many moons ago) that most of the Chinese food that I love isn’t traditional at all. so much learning about other cultures, scoff. You mean to tell me I cannot find “authentic” General Tso Chicken, Crab Rangoon, Fortune cookies or my beloved Egg Foo Young in China!? How am I supposed to be a “Citizen of the world?” *Burns passport* Maybe I am being a little dramatic but you get the point. Well since Egg Foo Young is technically made up that means I can make my own and it will be good right??? Of course!
What you need (Makes 2 Pieces)
- 3/4 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce
Egg Foo Young
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of green peas
- 1/2 cup of thinly sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 2 stalks of green onion (thinly sliced)
- 1/2 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce
- Black pepper (to taste)
- Pinch of garlic
To make the sauce bring your stock to a boil add soy sauce and thicken with cornstarch/water mixture. Keep warm until ready to serve.
To make the Egg Foo Young beat your eggs, add all of your ingredients then mix well. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan or wok. Ladle a 1/2 of the egg mixture into the heated pan. Let cook for 2 minutes on each side, do not press down on the egg while cooking it just let it cook. When finished remove from heat and serve immediately with sauce poured on top. *Note* you can add more veggies and meat if you would like.
Now that I have my Egg Foo Young recipe I can travel to China and won’t be devastated! Roger That.