Judy's Egg Foo Yong

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drain the canned veggies REALLY well; I remove the lids and then press, with the lids, down into the cans, in the sink to get as much liquid out as possible; slice the sliced water chestnuts into thin strips (sounds silly but this is how I do it); chop up the mushrooms into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • Combine the bean sprouts, mushrooms, water chestnuts, green onions and whatever meat you've chosen in a mixing bowl; make a well in the center and crack the eggs in there, then break up and 'scramble' the eggs; then just mix the whole dang thing like heck, you should have a nice, eggy mixture where the eggs and other ingredients are about equal in proportion; too much egg and your patties will run, too little egg and the patties won't hold together.
  • Heat about a 1/4 cup of oil until hot but not smoking in a good, solid, frying pan; working in batches, add the egg mixture in about 1/4 cup amounts with a large spoon, patting them into circles and 'scooping' the runny side egg mixture into the patties as you work; mix the egg mixture before adding to the pan as the solid ingredients tend to fall to the bottom of your mixing bowl.
  • check the bottoms of the patties and turn them over and cook until they become a nice, golden brown; put them on a serving platter to keep warm in the oven, they keep warm very well for quite a while without losing quality.
  • Repeat the above step with remaining egg mixture, adding extra oil as needed to the frying pan; the magic formula here is a good, hot, frying pan with enough oil to 'seal' the egg mixture so it doesn't run too much.
  • Sauce:
  • Combine water, chicken bouillon cube and soy sauce in a pot and bring to a boil; combine cornstarch and water and then stir that mixture into the boiling broth/soy sauce mixture until thickened (I suggest doubling this, we always consume the sauce).
  • Serve the patties over steamed rice, with the sauce.
  • Freezing tips:
  • This stuff freezes really well; wrap patties in enough foil to fit a baking sheet then stick the package in a plastic freezer bag and when you're ready to use them, just unwrap the package, reusing the foil, place on a baking sheet and heat at about 350°F for about 15-20 minutes; make your rice and sauce while the patties are reheating and you have dinner in 30 minutes!
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