Homemade Egg Foo Yung Recipe | Divas On A Dime® (2024)

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Back in the day, my family used to order Egg Foo Yung from our neighborhood Chinese restaurant, Chinese Village on 82nd in South East Portland. It came with brown sauce and sweet and sour sauce and I used to mix the two sauces together. I can remember the flavor like it was yesterday.

Chinese Village is no longer there after 85 years in business, a sad casualty of COVID 19. But I’ll always think of them whenever I enjoy Egg Foo Yung.

However…

OMG! Who knew Egg Foo Yung was so easy (and cheap!) to make? Adding bean sprouts makes it fresh, crunchy and crispy.

What a fun recipe for dinner, breakfast, or brunch and I want this sauce on everything! No joke!

I usually double the recipe because it reheats beautifully for breakfast or a quick snack. Great for Meatless Monday!

It even makes a delectable sandwich for lunch. Ever hear of a St. Paul sandwich? It’s a hot egg foo yung patty served between two slices of white bread, a slather of mayo, and topped with pickles, lettuce, tomato. Crazy good!

Serves: 4 – 6 Time: 1 hour

This makes 8 big egg foo yung patties and was a satisfying dinner for my family of four big eaters. I served ramen noodles and stir fry vegetables on the side. They’ve already asked me to make it again.

What You’ll Need:

Sauce

  • 1 can chicken broth (1 and 2/3 cups) – divided
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup cornstarch

Here’s How:

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In a small sauce pan combine 1 cup of the chicken broth with the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar and bring this mixture to a boil.

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Take the remaining 2/3 cup cold chicken broth and mix it with the corn starch until well blended. Add this to the boiling liquid and stir to combine until thickened. Hold on very low heat, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

What You’ll Need:

Egg Foo Yung

  • 12 eggs, well beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil

Here’s How:

Combine the well beaten eggs with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and sesame oil. Add the bean sprouts and the green onion and stir to incorporate.

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Heat some of the oil in a frying pan using just enough oil to coat the pan, adding the remaining oil as needed.

Using a ½ cup measure for each, fry each patty as you would a pancake, turning once.

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When you pour the half cup of egg mixture into the frying pan the eggs will run all over. Don’t panic! Just use a spatula to push them together toward the center and they will form a nice patty. Have faith.

When the bottom is set, flip over to cook the other side. I like to use two spatulas for this step. Cook until lightly browned and set.

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As you make these you’ll need to stir the egg mixture each time to be sure each one gets an equal share of the bean sprouts and green onion, if you don’t, the last few will be just egg. Hold the finished patties on a warmed platter as you cook the rest.

Serve topped with the Egg Foo Yung Sauce. Divalicious!

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You can add meat to Egg Foo Yung if you wish. Pork sausages, barbecued pork, ham, shrimp, chicken or tofu are all great choices. Just make sure the meat is completely cooked first and thinly sliced or minced. Add the meat into the eggs and bean sprout mixture and follow the instructions as written.

You can also add cooked rice into the egg mixture to stretch your budget.

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EGG FOO YUNG WITH BROWN SAUCE

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Better than take-out and just as fast! Chinese omelets filled with vegetables and smothered in a tasty Chinese inspired sauce.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 30 minutes mins

Course 30 minute meal, Breakfast and Brunch, Dinner, Holidays and Entertaining, Lunch

Cuisine American, Chinese

Servings 4 generous servings

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken or vegetable broth, divided or 1⅔ cups homemade
  • tablespoons cider vinegar or substitute white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger crushed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic minced
  • ¼ cup cornstarch

For Egg Foo Yung

  • 12 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • ½ cup green onions thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil for frying

Instructions

To make the sauce

  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of the chicken broth with vinegar, soy sauce and sugar and bring this mixture to a boil.

  • Take the remaining 2/3 cup cold chicken broth and mix it with the cornstarch until well blended.

  • Add this to the boiling liquid and stir to combine until thickened. Hold on very low heat, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

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To make Egg Foo Yung

  • Combine the eggs with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and sesame oil. Whisk until well beaten.

  • Add the bean sprouts and the green onion and stir to incorporate.

  • Heat some oil in a frying pan, using just enough oil to coat the pan, adding the more oil as needed.

  • Using a ½ cup measure for each, fry each patty as you would a pancake, turning once.

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  • When you pour your egg mixture into the frying pan the eggs will run all over. Don’t panic! Just use a spatula to push them together toward the center and they will form a nice patty. Have faith in the foo.

  • When the bottom is set, flip over to cook the other side. I like to use two spatulas for this step. Cook until lightly browned and set.

  • As you make these, you’ll need to stir the egg mixture each time to be sure each one gets an equal share of the bean sprouts and green onion, if you don’t, the last few will be just egg. No foo. No yung.

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  • Hold the finished patties on a warmed platter as you cook the rest.

  • Serve topped with the Egg Foo Yung Sauce. Divalicious!

Notes

Diva Tip- You can add meat to Egg Foo Yung if you wish. Pork sausages, barbecued pork, ham, shrimp, chicken or tofu are all great choices. Just make sure the meat is completely cooked first and thinly sliced or minced. Add the meat into the eggs and bean sprout mixture and follow the instructions as written.

You can also add cooked rice into the egg mixture to stretch your budget.

Keyword Chinese New Year, Dairy Free, Eggs, Freezer Friendly, Frugal, Frugal and Fast, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

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