Foo Young

Egg foo young is an omelet dish found in Chinese Indonesian, British Chinese, and Chinese American cuisine. The name comes from the Cantonese language. Egg foo young is derived from fu yung egg slices, a mainland Chinese recipe from Guangdong Top Secret Seasonings - Just like the Pro Chefs Use! Enter code "tasty" for 15% off!

6 eggs, beaten well

1 cup shredded cooked meat (roast pork, shrimp, almost any!)

2 cups fresh bean sprouts (or 1 can)

2 scallions, chopped, including the green ends

1 medium onion, shredded

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon MSG (optional)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken stock or waterVegetable oil for frying 

Make gravy if desired (recipe follows). Preheat oven to 200F.

Line a platter with several thicknesses of paper towel. 

Mix all ingredients except the vegetable oil together in a mixing bowl. 

Heat a frying pan hot and dry. 

Put in vegetable oil to a depth of about 1/2 inch. Keep oil at this level by adding more, as some is absorbed in cooking.

Bring oil temperature to medium. 

Stir up the omelet mixture each time before you take a scoopful of it out, in order to have the proper ratio of liquid and solid ingredients in each.

With a ladle or soup scoop, take a scoop of the egg mixture and gently put into the frying pan. 

When the first omelet has stiffened, gently move it over to make room for the next. 

The number of omelets you can make at once depends on the size of your frying pan.

When one side of the omelet has turned golden brown, turn over gently with pancake turner to fry the other side. When done, transfer from frying pan onto paper−lined platter.

Keep warm in oven until all the omelets can be served together. 

Serve with or without gravy. 

Gravy: 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 

1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon MSG (optional) 

1/8 teaspoon ground pepper Pinch of salt 

Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan. 

Bring to a boil slowly with frequent stirring. 

When gravy has thickened, turn heat to very low to keep it warm until ready to  to use.