Back in the day, my family used to order Egg Foo Yung from our neighborhood Chinese restaurant, Chinese Village in South East Portland.
It came with brown sauce and sweet and sour sauce and I used to mix the two sauces together. Chinese Village is still there but whatever happened to Egg Foo Yung?
I hardly see it anymore. However…
OMG! Who knew Egg Foo Yung was so easy (and cheap!) to make? Bean sprouts make it fresh and crispy.
What a fun recipe for dinner, breakfast, or brunch and I want that sauce on everything! No joke! Next time I’ll double the recipe because it reheats beautifully for breakfast or a quick snack. Great for Meatless Monday!
Serves: 4 – 6 Time: 1 hour
What You’ll Need:
- 1 can chicken broth (1 and 2/3 cups) – divided
- 1 ½ tablespoons cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon crushed fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup cornstarch
In a small sauce pan combine 1 cup of the chicken broth with the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar and bring this mixture to a boil.
Take the remaining 2/3 cup cold chicken broth and mix it with the corn starch until well blended. Add this to the boiling liquid and stir to combine until thickened. Hold on very low heat, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.
What You’ll Need:
Egg Foo Yung
- 12 eggs, well beaten
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 cups bean sprouts
- ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
- Vegetable oil or olive oil
Combine the well beaten eggs with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and sesame oil. Add the bean sprouts and the green onion and stir to incorporate.
Heat some of the oil in a frying pan using just enough oil to coat the pan, adding the remaining oil as needed.
Using a ½ cup measure for each, fry each patty as you would a pancake, turning once.
Diva Tip – When you pour the half cup of egg mixture into the frying pan the eggs will run all over. Don’t panic! Just use a spatula to push them together toward the center and they will form a nice patty. Have faith.
When the bottom is set, flip over to cook the other side. I like to use two spatulas for this step. Cook until lightly browned and set.
As you make these you’ll need to stir the egg mixture each time to be sure each one gets an equal share of the bean sprouts and green onion, if you don’t, the last few will be just egg. Hold the finished patties on a warmed platter as you cook the rest.
Serve topped with the Egg Foo Yung Sauce. Divalicious!
Diva Tip – You can add meat to Egg Foo Yung if you wish. Pork sausages, barbecued pork, ham, shrimp, chicken or tofu are all great choices. Just make sure the meat is completely cooked first and thinly sliced or minced. Add the meat into the eggs and bean sprout mixture and follow the instructions as written.
You can also add cooked rice into the egg mixture to stretch your budget.