Egg Foo Young

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Egg Foo Young
Egg Foo Young
Valaer Murray

Egg Foo Young

What is egg foo young? A Chinese fritatta, basically. Plus, with a big helping of veggies, you get an easy, healthy meal that's a departure from your everyday omelette. Substitute any of the vegetables in this recipe for other favorites, like bean sprouts or steamed bok choy. Make it heartier by chopping up some cooked Chinese sausage, ham, or shrimp to add to the egg foo young mixture. To make a nice, rich egg foo young sauce, I made a simple roux and flavored it with soy sauce and rice wine vinegar, although a more traditional version uses broth and cornstarch for a gravy. 

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Ready in
45 m
2
Servings
471
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the egg foo young

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 minced scallions
  • 1/4 cup steamed cabbage, julienned
  • 3 tablespoons minced bamboo shoots
  • 3 tablespoons minced water chestnuts
  • 6 eggs, preferably heirloom or organic
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • Pinch of Chinese five-spice powder
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the egg foo young sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

Directions

For the egg foo young

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a small skillet, and sauté the scallions for 1 minute before adding the rest of the vegetables, sautéeing for a few minutes on medium heat, but not browning. Remove the skillet from the heat and put aside.

Whisk together the eggs, soy sauce, vinegar, spice powder, and pepper. Add the cooked vegetables to the egg mixture, scraping the pan clean. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil and pour in the egg mixture. Cook on very low heat until the bottom just starts to brown (about 5 minutes) then flip onto the other side (you can slide the egg foo young out of the skillet onto a plate then cover the uncooked side with the skillet and flip over).

For the egg foo young sauce

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, turn the heat to low and whisk in the flour, making a simple roux. In a separate bowl, combine the water, soy sauce, and vinegar, and then slowly whisk into the roux until smooth, adding more water if neccessary. Remove from heat and pour over the egg foo young.

Egg Foo Young Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Egg Foo Young Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
59%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Cholesterol
510mg
100%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
316µg
35%
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.9%
Vitamin C
9mg
16%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
68µg
85%
Calcium
108mg
11%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
86µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
86µg
22%
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
34mg
8%
Monounsaturated
17g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.7%
Phosphorus
309mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
460mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.3%
Sodium
631mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.1%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%