Vegetable Surprise (Stir Fry)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

I think this came from the Yan Can Cookbook - an interesting twist on the typical vegetable stir fry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook till thickened. Keep warm.
  2. Heat skillet or wok with 1 1/2 T oil over high heat.
  3. Add garlic and stir for 10 seconds.
  4. Add carrot, bamboo shoots and mushrooms and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add remaining vegetables and continue stirring for another minute.
  6. Add sugar, sesame oil, salt and stock. Cover and cook 1 minute.
  7. Add cornstarch and stir to thicken.
  8. Mound on a platter.
  9. Combine eggs, salt and pepper.
  10. Heat a large, non-stick skillet with 1 t oil, pour eggs in pan and make a thin omelet.
  11. To serve, lay omelet over vegetables on platter and cover with sauce.
  12. Cut into wedges like a pie.
  13. I served this over cooked rice.
Most Helpful

I halved the recipe, which worked fine. I shredded most of the veggies with a grater, but couldn't figure out how to shred the sprouts so I just chopped them really fine. It's kind of time consuming but tasty, especially for something os low fat!

echo echo May 19, 2007

Seemed a little putzy for a weekday meal, so next time, weekend! Sauce is yummy (I doubled ingred. but only used 1/2 tsp Louisiana hot sauce for the Tabasco). Used baby corn for the zucchini and sesame seeds for the oil. My omelette ended up being scrambled :( I would consider drizzling the eggs into the vegetables to cook also. To make enough for a family, I would think you would have to double it (maybe not that much but 1 1/2 x's.)

WI Cheesehead February 16, 2007

This was a nifty idea for an entree, and with a couple of changes I think I'll really like it a lot. The vegetables were too overcooked for my taste, but I think it's because they were shredded. Next time I make this, I'll probably just chop the vegetables so they get as soft. I'd probably add less liquid at the end of the vegetables' cook time; they were a bit soupy. The sauce was nice and spicy, and I liked the thin omelette on top of the veggies. Thanks for posting!

Aunt Cookie January 27, 2007