Shrimp Egg Foo Yong

"Slowly I am posting my recipes. When I got to this particular recipe, I asked my (now grown) son if he had liked it as a child. He said he remembered it, but could not remember if he liked it or not. Then he read the recipe... "Oh yeah, I remember it now, yes! Can you make it again?" I know it is a wonderful recipe. I have added my skills as a more experienced cook, and the skills of my husband's cooking to the directions. I just made this tonight, after a number of years, and it did take forever! First I got out all the equipment I needed and then did all the chopping and hacking--that is a long job! Then I started the rice. I found that if I did the pancakes one at a time in the wok, they were in perfect circles. Next time, I will keep them warm in the oven on a low temperature, or in the warming oven of the wood stove! My efforts were well appreciated. This is one of those "only once a year" type recipes! All the vegetables, and some of the ingredients are optional--use what you like best--this is just what we like. I revised my recipe to add the eggs to the wok first, then add the shrimp/vegetable mixture. I had frozen the leftover sauce and shrimp/vegetable mixture the last time I made it. Last night we had leftover rice, that I reheated in the microwave, sauce reheated on the stove top (I needed to whisk it to make it smooth), and I beat the eggs for the mixture. It took about 15 minutes to make dinner... and it was really good!"
Shrimp Egg Foo Yong created by Sweetiebarbara
Ready In:
1hr 45mins



  • Rinse and drain in colander bean sprouts, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots.
  • In sauce pan, mix corn starch with 1/4 cup of stock, then add remaining stock.
  • Cook over medium to high heat, adding oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and fish sauce.
  • Bring to simmer until sauce thickens, then turn heat down to only keeping it hot.
  • In a wok, put peanut oil and Fire oil and heat.
  • Sauté celery and onions.
  • Add shrimp and mushrooms, sauté just until shrimp start to turn pink.
  • Remove from heat and oil, and put aside to drain.
  • Beat the eggs and whites.
  • Dip about 1 to 2 ounces of egg mixture into wok (if it does not still have the oil, add more and make sure it is hot before adding mixture).
  • Add a scant 1/4 cup drained shrimp and vegetables, including spring onions.
  • Sauté on each side until golden, turning only once.
  • Set each pancake on paper towel to drain, until all are done.
  • Place pancakes in serving dish and pour hot sauce over them.
  • Serve with hot rice, a fruit salad, and hot tea, or sake, if you are so inclined.
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  1. Pastryismybiz
    One thing I have learned about asian cooking and that is to have everything chopped measured out and ready to go. I have stir fried for years and found this recipe not at all difficult knowing this. I do not have a wok but this works in a large nonstick fry pan. I left out oyster sauce,fish sauce,bamboo & fire oil. Fried til tender and medium brown. I cheated and used chicken gravy from a jar. This is a delicious and healthy dish. Since the vegetables & shrimp are precooked once they become "pancakes" it goes quick.
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