Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Why Buy Take Out? Make Your Own Egg Foo Young

I try to plan my meals on what I have on hand. This week I had a bunch of bok choy and bean sprouts. I decided to make egg foo young. Much like stir fried rice, egg foo young is a hog podge of whatever you have on hand at the time. Think of it like little meat omelets. I added pork this time but you can easily used any meat or even shrimp. I cheated a bit on the gravy and used a store bought one but again, you can make your own with some stock and flour if you wish. These come together very simply.

Egg Foo Young (makes 10 or more patties)

8 eggs beaten
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup bok choy diced
1 small can of bamboo shoots(optional)
2 TBSP flour
2 TBSP soy sauce
2 boneless pork chops or the protein of your choice diced
1/4 cup oil divided
a large non stick skillet

In a frying pan with the oil saute the veggies for 3-5 minutes until they are softened. Remove from the pan and set aside. Next stir fry the meat for about 6-10 minutes for the pork. Use 2 TBSP flour and mix into the pork. To that add the soy sauce. It almost makes a paste.  Remove the pork from the pan and cool. Beat the eggs and slowly mix in the veggies and pork.

Ladle the egg foo young into the frying pan and make sure to do no more than three at a time. They will have to be flipped after a few minutes and this will happen to you:
Also make sure the meat is evenly distributed. You will have to move quick because once the meat sets into the egg, it will tear the egg foo young.

Move to a paper plate with paper towel to drain. Serve over rice with your favorite gravy.

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