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Super Easy Egg Foo Yung

super easy egg foo yung Entree Asian
Super Easy Egg Foo Yung
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 8

Egg foo yung, or egg foo young, is a popular item found on Chinese-American restaurant menus everywhere. A fluffy Chinese-style omelet, this flavorful dish is made with eggs, vegetables, and often includes meat. While it may seem complex, this simple recipe shows you how to make egg foo young from your own kitchen with just a handful of ingredients and a skillet. Serve it as an appetizer, side dish or even as a main entrée along with a bowl of white rice and enjoy! MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

8
eggs
1
cup chopped onion
1
cup bean sprouts
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/2
cup chopped mushrooms
1/4
cup diced green onion
1
tablespoon soy sauce
8
teaspoons sesame oil, divided

Steps

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  • 1
    In a large bowl, beat 8 eggs. Add all vegetables and the soy sauce and stir to combine.
  • 2
    Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a skillet on medium heat and add about half a cup of the egg mixture to the pan (exact amount will vary). Cook each side until golden brown, flipping once or twice.
  • 3
    Repeat with remaining sesame oil and egg mixture until batch is complete.

Expert Tips

  • This is a meatless version of Egg Foo Yung but you'll also find versions with pork, shrimp, chicken or beef.
  • Classic egg foo young is often served with brown gravy made from ingredients like broth, soy sauce and cornstarch.
  • If serving as a main entrée, drizzle the gravy on top but if serving as an appetizer, you can serve the gravy on the side for dipping.
  • Other vegetables can be substituted including peas, chopped carrots, water chestnuts or bell peppers. For best results, be sure to use the same amount of veggies you are replacing in the recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
185mg
62%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • What is Egg Foo Young? A staple of Chinese restaurants in America, the best way to describe this classic Asian dish is somewhere between an omelet and a savory pancake. This meatless version is a great starter recipe; on restaurant menus you’ll also find versions with chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or other meats. If you’re eating these as a meal, you can top with brown gravy or another sauce, and for an appetizer, serve the sauce on the side for dipping.

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