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Egg Foo Young (Chinese Omelet)

This Chinese Omelet Egg Foo Young recipe is made with delicious vegetables and proteins! Serve this Chinese-American dish with gravy sauce.

May 14, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. Start by making the brown gravy sauce. Mix cornmeal and soy sauce in a bowl. Using a small whisk or similar tool, make sure there are no lumps of dry powder left, then add the remaining ingredients and mix until you have a smooth sauce.
  2. Pour the mixture into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring this mixture to a boil, making sure to stir constantly. Boil for about a minute, until you get a thick syrupy consistency. Then remove the sauce from the heat and set it aside.
  3. Put all the eggs you will use in a bowl. Whisk well to make sure there is not a single piece of white or yolk in the mixture.
  4. Add the bean sprouts to the mix along with the scallions, chopped shrimp, salt and pepper. Then add to the eggs and mix all the ingredients, ensuring each item is well coated in the egg mixture-this will ensure the fries are well encapsulated inside.
  5. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and drizzle some sesame oil on it. Allow these two oils to come together for a few seconds as they heat up, and then add a quarter of a clove of garlic and sauté for about 10 seconds, just enough for the garlic to become slightly aromatic. When aromatic, push all the garlic pieces into a small pile in the center of the pan.
  6. Pour a quarter of the batter into the pan and form it into a roughly spherical shape with a spatula or similar tool.
  7. Bake the dough for 1-2 minutes until the underside is slightly golden brown. Then turn the omelet over and cook the other side for a minute. This is the time the shrimp will cook, so make sure you don't skip this cooking time. Repeat this entire process with the rest of the dough to make a total of four omelets.
  8. Take each omelet on the plate you will serve and pour a generous amount of sauce on it. Add shaved sesame and green onions to the Chinese omelet.
  9. Serve this Chinese omelet with rice or steamed vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Egg Foo Young
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.1 g20.6%
Cholesterol 298 mg99.3%
Sodium 642 mg27.9%
Protein 18.6 g37.2%
Potassium 358 mg7.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Lightly beat the eggs.
  • Finely chop the meat and vegetables. This way, the ingredients will cook evenly.
  • Boil or fry the vegetables before adding them to the egg mixture. In this way, you can get more delicious omelets.
  • Add the ingredients before cooking the egg. Before putting everything in the pan, mix everything together.
  • Form the egg mixture into small pancakes.
  • You can use shallots or onions instead of chives.
  • You can use beef, chicken, or pork instead of shrimp in the recipe. If you wish, you can prepare this recipe with tofu.
  • Serve the Egg Foo Young with gravy sauce.
  • Add seasonings such as fresh pepper, dried pepper, and smoked pepper. The combination of eggs and chili peppers is great, which means you can easily create wonderfully complex dishes in no time.
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Egg Foo Young is a Chinese omelet. It's a deep-fried scrambled egg recipe filled with vegetables like carrots, peas, and bell peppers, and proteins like shrimp, pork, or tofu. It is served with a delicious sauce.

If you like to cook Chinese food, try this Egg Foo Young recipe. Serve this omelet with rice, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.

What Is Egg Foo Young?

Egg Foo Young or Egg Foo Yung is a Chinese omelet. The egg is mixed with vegetables and fried with some kind of protein, such as shrimp or chicken.

Essentially, it's a recipe created to use leftovers. You can use anything as a filling to make Egg Foo Young, just be sure to mix it well with the egg mixture.

What's The Difference Between Omelet and Egg Foo Young?

The main difference between Egg Foo Young and an omelet really is that when making egg foo young, the fillings are added to the egg mixture before it is put into the pan. In omelet making, the egg is added to the pan and cooked for a bit before any mixture is added.

Another difference is that an egg foo young is typically cooked until it's fairly well browned. However, in omelet making, the eggs are only cooked until they are slightly golden. This means that, by omelet standards, the egg foo young is overcooked.

What To Serve with Egg Foo Young?

You can serve Egg Foo Young as a main course or as a hot starter. You can pour the gravy sauce on it or serve it in a bowl as a dipping sauce.

Homemade Egg Foo Young also goes well with rice or steamed vegetables. Garnish with chopped spring onions and toasted sesame seeds before serving. You can also use these eggs as a filling ingredient for bun bread.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Egg Foo Young:

How To Store Egg Foo Young?

Egg Foo Young is best eaten fresh. However, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them and then defrost them in the microwave or on the stove with a lidded pan and some water.

In either case, when reheating the egg foo young, make sure that it’s steaming hot all the way through.

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