Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins
Chinese cooks in railroad and logging camps are credited with developing these vegetable-filled egg cakes
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1 T. cold water)
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Egg Foo Yong
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 -2 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 cup mixed chopped crunchy vegetables (celery, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1⁄4 cup sliced scallion
- 1 cup cooked crabmeat (or chopped cooked shrimp, chicken, duck, or ham)
- peanut oil
- 6 large eggs, whisked
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- minced fresh cilantro
- In a small saucepan, combine the dissolved cornstarch, stock, soy sauce, and sugar.
- Bring mixture to a boil; then lower the heat to medium and cook briefly, just until lightly thickened.
- Stir in the sesame oil and keep warm over very low heat.
- In a wok or large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over high heat.
- Stir in the ginger and garlic; cook for 30 seconds.
- Add in the vegetables and cook 2 minutes or until the celery is crisp-tender.
- Stir in the crab to heat through, then remove from the heat and scrape the mixture into a medium bowl.
- Clean out the wok and return it to the heat.
- Add in enough oil to measure about 1 inch in depth.
- Heat the oil over med-high heat until it ripples.
- Stir the eggs, salt, and ½ tablespoon prepared sauce into the vegetable-crab mixture.
- Ladle about 1/3 cup at a time into the hot oil.
- It will spread to several inches.
- Cook about 1 ½ minutes or until set and lightly browned on the bottom, then turn and cook just until the second side is set, about 1 minute.
- Remove the egg patty using a slotted spoon and drain.
- Repeat with the remaining mixture, adjusting the temperature as needed to cook for the proper amount of time.
- Should get 8 patties or there about.
- Arrange the patties side by side on plates; spoon the sauce over and around them; top with cilantro.
This was delicious Di! I got 7 patties out of this. I made it using cooked chopped chicken breasts. The sauce is awesome! Thanks Di!