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Vegetable Egg Fu Yung
Homemade Vegetable Egg Fu Yung Recipe
Vegetable Egg Fu Yung are thick Chinese pancakes made of eggs and vegetables. Even if you don't know them by name, you've probably seen them before. They are a common item on Chinese buffets.
Vegetable Egg Fu Yung is very easy and fairly quick to cook at home. It is delicious served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Unlike the Egg Foo Young served in Chinese restaurants, this version is cooked on a skillet, instead of deep fried.
In the picture shown here, the Egg Fu Yung is the item on the left. I also have a recipe for baked vegetable egg rolls, if you'd like to give them a try too! (Although the egg roll shown in this photo came from a restaurant.) Because my version are not deep fried, they're a lot healthier for you!
Are you getting the idea by now that I'd rather not deep fry food?!
Feel free to personalize my recipe based on what vegetables you'd like to use!
Below I've included my personal recipe for Vegetable Egg Fu Yung. For variety, feel free to try it with different vegetables! Enjoy!
Vegetable Egg Fu Yung Recipe
1 onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup broccoli slaw
1 clove garlic
oil for sauteing
soy sauce or tamari
Other vegetables, if you'd like (such as sliced and then chopped water chestnuts, bean sprouts, chopped carrots, green peas, etc.)
Begin sauteing the chopped onions in a skillet with a little oil, stirring often. As the onions are cooking, chop the cabbage and bell pepper, and add them, as well as the broccoli slaw, to the skillet. If you are using other vegetables, add them to the skillet. Continue sauteing everything while you chop the garlic. The garlic only needs to cook about a minute, so wait until the other vegetables are tender before you add it. Add salt, pepper, and soy sauce to taste.
When the vegetables are tender and the garlic has cooked about a minute, put them all into a medium sized bowl. Crack the six eggs, add them to the bowl with the veggies, and stir. Add a little more oil to the skillet, heat it to medium, and pour small amounts of the egg and veggie batter onto the skillet, as if you were making pancakes. Gently flip each pancake over while the egg still looks partially uncooked. If you wait too long, they'll be dark on the bottom. When the pancakes are done on both sides, remove them to a plate and repeat the process with more batter.
Makes about 7 to 10 pancakes.
What type of oil should I use?
That's up to you. As far as I know, the recipe should work with any vegetable oil or coconut oil. These days, we're being told that coconut oil is a very healthy oil to cook with. I usually use either coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil in all my cooking.
Vegetable Egg Fu Yung is made up of eggs and veggies!
What's in a name?
Egg Fu Young has different spellings, according to who you ask! Some people spell it Egg Foo Yong, while others spell it, Egg Fu Yung or Egg Foo Young, or even Egg Fooyung!
The name means "lotus egg."
What veggies would you like to put in your Egg Fu Yung?
Let us know your favorite veggie for this Chinese dish!
No matter what veggies you decide to use, most will need to be pre-cooked. If you cover the vegetables while they're cooking, they'll cook faster. Don't forget to stir often.
If you'll cook the veggies in the same pan you play to cook the Egg Fu Young patties on, you'll save on clean up time!
A good knife makes chopping so much easier! - Santoku Knife
Serve as is, or with sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, soy sauce, or all-fruit jelly!
Many people also like Egg Fu Yung with Gravy
What do you like on your Egg Fu Young?
About the recipe in the video below
Although the egg fu young itself is vegetarian (but not vegan) in the youtube below, the gravy is not. You could make substitutions in the gravy if you are vegetarian, or just start the video around 3:15, where the egg fu young is begun.
The egg fu young in this video is deep fried.
Here's a different way to prepare Egg Fu Young
My Recipe For Baked Vegetarian Egg Rolls
And Other Chinese Recipes
- Vegetarian Baked Egg Rolls Recipe
This recipe for vegetarian egg rolls works well when baked in the oven, rather than deep fried. Includes illustrated directions, showing how to roll the egg rolls.
- Chinese Restaurant-Style Sautéed Green Beans
This recipe is similar to the type you may have had in a Chinese Restaurant. Ingredients include green beans, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, butter, and garlic.
- Vegan Broccoli in Sweet Garlic Sauce Recipe
A Chinese restaurant-style recipe for broccoli in a sweet garlic sauce. Feel free to add in some other veggies too, perhaps sliced carrots or baby corn.
- Vegetable Lo Mein
Recipe includes soy sauce, hoisin sauce, fresh ginger, scallions, carrots, celery, red onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, and oil
What will you serve with your Egg Fu Young?
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