I bought a package of frozen crabmeat and was looking for ways to use it up, since I was too lazy to make crabcakes. This is a very simple dish - I served it as a side for dinner, but I imagine it would be wonderful for breakfast/brunch too!
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 3 -5 drops sesame oil
- 1 small yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 5 ounces crabmeat, thawed and drained (or 5 ounces shrimp)
- 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
- 1 stalk scallion, chopped
- 1⁄2 tablespoon red chile, chopped (optional)
- Lightly beat eggs with salt and pepper, set aside.
- Heat wok with 2 tsp oil and sesame oil.
- Add onion and fry until soft.
- Push to one side of the wok, add crabmeat or shrimps and stir-fry well.
- Stir in soy sauce, more salt and pepper if desired, then remove crabmeat mixture and set aside.
- Heat the remaining 2 tsp oil in the wok; add beaten eggs.
- Swirl pan around to spread the omelette evenly.
- When eggs have set, add the cooked crabmeat/shrimp mixture and sprinkle with spring onion and red chillies.
- 'Fold'in the four corners of the omelette to cover the filling.
- Cover pan with a lid for 1 minute, then turn out omelette onto a plate and serve immediately.
This was so good and so easy! I had some leftover crab and was looking for a way to use it for a low-carb/Atkins/Paleo diet breakfast. I didn't have any scallions, chilis, or canola oil (just used sesame oil). Still delish! Thanks!
Omelet with an Oriental flair! I had never tried making an omelet in the wok before. Really liked the cooking method. It was simple and made a very pretty presentation. The only thing I changed, was added some fresh sliced mushrooms to the onion mixture. Something I am sure to do again.
This WAS dinner at our house. While we both enjoyed the sesame oil/soy sauce twist, Dh was went on and on about how much he liked the omlette. Apparently it really hit the spot for him. I've never tried an omlette in a wok before. It was so easy to do and made such an attractive presentation that I'll certainly make more future omlettes in a wok. I made 2 and would offer the observation that the more evenly the egg mixture is spread around and up the sides of the wok, the prettier the finished omlette.