Egg Foo Young

My reticulating activator system has been working in high gear lately.  We all have one, but it’s like a Spidey sense, it’s not always tingling.  So what is it?  Say you just found out you are pregnant.   You go to the mall and you swear everyone you see is pregnant.  Or you get a Mohawk and it looks like everyone gets a Mohawk.  In my case, I heard someone mention Egg Foo Young and suddenly everywhere I looked, Egg Foo Young was being discussed.  Now for me, I take that as a sign from the gods I’m supposed to be making Egg Foo Young.

I used to make it fairly often.  Is it truly Chinese food?  I don’t think so, but it is fairly exotic if you’re used to ‘white Norwegian food’ like my family was growing up.  It’s also a good way to introduce different vegetables into a kid’s diet.  C the MP loved them.  They look sort of like pancakes so you’ve won that battle.  It’s not like the aliens have landed and want you to eat aardvark tails.  I’ve heard the recipe was developed in California during the Gold rush, in southern China to use up leftovers; you get the picture, no one knows for sure.

Bottom line, I like to use the ratio of 2 cups veggies, meat, etc. to 4 eggs.  This is the perfect ratio for me.

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 ounces fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup cooked small shrimp or chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Beat together the eggs, bean sprouts, green onions, shrimp, and garlic powder in a bowl until well-combined. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and scoop about 1/2 cup of the egg mixture into the skillet to make a patty. Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side, and repeat with the remaining egg mixture. Set the patties aside.
  2. Whisk together the chicken broth, cornstarch, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the sauce simmers and thickens, about 5 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the patties.

*****  From the Recipe Box:

Easy fast dinner with plenty of protein and veggies.

and remember:  If you’re going to be weird, be confident about it.  Big kiss, Lynn

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