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- Very popular Chinese egg dish
- Egg Mixture:
- 4 oz (112 grm). shelled and deveined cooked shrimp
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 2 tsp (10 ml) water
- 1 cup (225 ml) bean sprouts
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) chopped scallions (green onions)
- 1/8 tsp (1 ml). salt
- 1 dash garlic powder
- 1 dash white pepper
- 2 tsps. peanut or vegetable oil
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml). soy sauce
- 1 tsp (5 ml). cornstarch
- 1 tsp (5 ml). rice vinegar
- 1 dash ground ginger
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
- Beat eggs with 2 tsp (10 ml) water.
- Prepare egg mixture in bowl by combining shrimp, beaten eggs, bean sprouts, scallions & seasonings.
- Mix well.
- Heat oil in 9" nonstick skillet.
- Drop a scant 1/4 cup (60 ml) of egg mixture into hot oil and cook until set and lightly browned on bottom.
- Turn patty over & brown other side.
- Remove to a warmed platter & keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining egg mixture, using scant 1/4 cup (60 ml) mixture for each patty.
- In small saucepan combine soy sauce, corn starch, vinegar and ginger, stirring to disolve cornstarch.
- Gradually stir in water.
- Stirring constantly, bring mixture to boil and cook until sauce thickens.
- To serve:
- Transfer patties to 2 warmed plates and top each portion with half of the sauce.
- May be served as a main entree, or one of several dishes as served in a Chinese restaurant. Makes an excellent breakfast.
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