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Old 01-29-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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Egg Foo Yung

We recently moved to a small town, and it seems the only Chinese food around is an all you can eat buffet. I hate those things!!!

Can anyone satisfy my craving for good egg foo yung?

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Old 01-29-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Checked out multiple recipies and they are all pretty similar so this one should be about as good as any. Only difference is that most others also include about a half cup of sliced chicken, pork, beef or shirm that has been pre-cooked.

Egg Foo Yung

5 eggs
1/2 cup shredded scallions
1 cup bean sprouts, drained well if canned

Mix all together and fry in patties. Smother with Chinese Gravy.

Chinese Gravy
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon MSG
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with a little water
Salt
Pepper

Cook over low heat until thick.

Serve over Egg Foo Yung.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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replace msg with salt still tastes the same
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Old 01-29-2005, 11:04 AM   #4
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Thank you for bringing this up! I love these!!!!!
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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True, I cant do msg either because Im slightly allergic to it but not nearly as bad as my dad. It's like a drug with me, I get bloated, red and sleepy for about 3 or 4 hours.
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:32 PM   #6
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One of my earliest proud moments was when I got into work one day (I was an Airman, in my late teens or early 20s), and I got a call from the head chef (i.e., NCOIC) at our (very excellent) chow hall. "Claire, I heard you made a great egg fu young last night, will you come over and talk to me about it?" Our chow hall was very small (the entire radar site only had about 100 people assigned), so he had the luxury of experimenting. We sat down and figured out how to make egg fu yung for 50. Both the sarge and I got many compliments for that meal. I haven't made it for years!! It's one of those dishes that seems to "go out of style". I need to remember it for my next 'bunch for brunch'!!!!
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:44 PM   #7
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I don't know if this is considered egg foo yung, sinc there is no sauce, but try this...

eggs
chinese chives (cut into tiny peices)
fish sauce

beat it all in a bowl, cook it in a frying pan like you would egg foo yung and eat over rice or rice soup (congee), I loved eating this growing up as a kid.
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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Mushroom slices are always good in egg fu yung with any type of meat. Play around with the veggies too.
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:05 AM   #9
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my favorite take on this...Chinese Black bean omelettes

eggs (2)
peanut oil 2 TB
black bean paste
green onion (chopped)
bean sprouts
red bell pepper (chopped)
cilantro
soy sauce
pepper
ginger (minced)

sautee' the onion / red pepper in a little oil, set aside. Whisk the eggs just like an omelette, add a TB sp of water and add minced ginger to the eggs. Sautee in the pan ala omelette. Add bean paste, red bell pepper, bean sprouts and onions to the eggs. Flip over or roll it to finish the cooking. Garnish w/ cilantro.

You can vary the veggies. Also can use chile sauce instead of black bean paste.
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Old 02-15-2005, 09:42 PM   #10
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This is a great recipe. I also use crabmeat instead of the pork, but it is also wonderful made with extra shiitake mushrooms, veggie-style.

Egg Foo Yung
1/2 lb Bean sprouts
1/2 Onion, yellow, sliced thin
1/4 lb Pork, roasted (can also use crabmeat or chicken), in shreds
1 can Bamboo shoots
Vegetable oil
salt to taste
1 ts Sugar
6 Eggs
1 ts Oyster sauce
1 ts Soy sauce
Gravy:
2 c Chicken broth
1/3 c Mushrooms, sliced (shiitake, oyster, maiitake, button, etc)
Pepper, black to taste
1 ts Soy sauce
3 tb Cornstarch
6 tb Water, cold
1 Scallion, finely chopped, for garnish
Sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish

1.Heat wok or skillet, adding 1 tb oil. Stirfry bean sprouts, onion, pork/crabmeat, and bamboo shoots for 2 minutes with salt and sugar to taste. DO NOT OVERCOOK! Let cool.
2.In a separate bowl beat the eggs, add oyster sauce and soy sauce; mix well.
3.Add the stir-fried ingredients and mix thoroughly. Heat wok, add 1 ts oil and 1/2 c of the mixture in the wok. Fry about 2 minutes on each side. Place on serving dish and set aside. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and mixture.
4. For gravy, bring broth to a boil. Add mushrooms, salt, sugar, pepper and dark soy sauce. Prepare cornstarch mixed with cold water for thickening; add the seasoned broth and cook for 1 minute.
5.Pour gravy over patties and garnish with the chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds.
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