Prawn egg foo yung

    35 min

    Egg Foo Yung is a Chinese-inspired omelette dish. In this version, vegetables and prawns are combined with beaten eggs then fried and shaped into small bites. Served with a thick sauce made with chicken stock and soy sauce.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 225g (8 oz) fresh beansprouts
    • 150g (5 oz) cooked small prawns
    • 8 eggs, beaten
    • 125g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
    • 2 large spring onions, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • For the sauce
    • 350ml (12 fl oz) chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • ground white pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons cold water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the beansprouts, prawns, eggs, mushrooms, spring onions and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix thoroughly.
    2. Heat a deep frying pan over high heat until 1 or 2 drops of water bubble when sprinkled in. Add oil and turn heat back to medium high. Pour in 120ml of egg mixture into pan. Form into a patty with a silicone spatula. Fry until golden brown, turning once, about 4 minutes.
    3. Repeat with remaining egg mixture. If you need to, add more oil. Keep patties warm in the oven on very low heat.
    4. To make the sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine chicken stock, soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt and white pepper to taste. Bring to the boil. Mix cornflour and water; stir into stock mix. Cook and stir until thickened (about 10 seconds). Drizzle over patties.


    They can be made in advance: fry and wrap them, and freeze for up to 1 month! Just before serving, reheat them in a warm oven, uncovered, for about 25 minutes.

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     -  16 Jul 2011


    This came out soooo gooood! The mixture came out a bit watery so I added cornstarch like someone suggested and the patties came out denser and firmer. My family raved about them and the leftovers the next day was even better. Thanks so much for this recipe!  -  26 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made another egg foo yung recipe but used the sauce from this recipe. Though I can't comment on the egg foo yung, the sauce was terrific--one I will use for many other dishes when I need a delicious gravy or sauce.  -  31 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)