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Egg Stir Fry with Green Peppers

Quick & Easy Taditional Chinese Egg Stir Fry Dish

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egg stir fry recipe with long green peppers Chinese Style

Egg Stir Fry with Green Peppers Chinese Style is a traditional Chinese home-cooking food. It features soft scrambled egg stir-fried with bite-size long green peppers in a splash of soy sauce. Such a quick & easy dish perfect to pair with rice, noodles, or buns for an on-the-go hearty meal.

This high-protein fried eggs with vegetables are genuinely classic for everyday cooking in China. It uses extremely humble condiments. All you need is a little bit of cooking oil, salt, and soy sauce as a seasoning, yet it is naturally yummy and satisfying.

Other than green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, or luffa are among the popular choices for vegetables.

egg stir fry with vegetables recipe Chinese Style

How to make a quick, easy, and tasty Chinese egg stir fry using humble ingredients?

Tip No.1 is to make a soft scrambled egg using a hard anodized fry pan

Crack 4 eggs into a bowl, add 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt and whisk well. While it is optional, if you happen to have some green onion handy, chop one stalk of green onion, add to the eggs and whisk well. Green onion complements eggs extremely well.

Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a hard anodized fry pan for 2 minutes and then add about 2 tsp avocado oil. Use a silicone spatula to spread out the oil evenly across the pan.

Making soft Scrambled Eggs

You might be wondering – do I have to use a hard-anodized pan? Can I use a wok? Well, you don’t have to, and you can. However, you will likely end up using way more oil in order to fry the egg without them sticking to the pan.

The hard-anodized fry pan is perhaps one of the most useful cooking pans worth investing in. It is made of quality healthy materials that can withstand high heat while delivering true nonstick function.

The non-stick function is essentially crucial in making dishes such as pancakes, crepes, hash browns, candied nuts, and homemade fruit jams, you name it.

Tip No.2 is to saute the vegetable first before mixing it with eggs

Remove the soft scrambled eggs from the pan and then add the bite-size long green peppers. Toss and stir fry for about 3 minutes until they are somewhat blistered. This makes the green pepper tastier and will add more flavor to the dish.

What other vegetables can I use for a Chinese Egg Stir Fry dish?

Tomatoes and cucumbers are two very common choices for Chinese Egg Stir Fry with Veggie dishes. You can cook them similarly as you cook long green peppers. Cut the tomatoes into bite-size chunks. For cucumbers, if the skin is a bit thick, peel the skin first and then cut it into slices, and doesn’t have to be overly thin.

Additional popular vegetable choices include luffa, or sponge gourd, bitter melon, and Chinese toon {Xiang Chun}.

In terms of cooking nuances, tender Xiang Chun or Chinese toon leaves are perhaps the easiest, you don’t have to do anything. Just chop them into bite-size and mix them with whisked egg.

Fried Egg with Xiang Chun {香椿 Toona Sinensis}
Egg Stir Fry with Xiang Chun {香椿 Toona Sinensis}

Bitter Melon requires some extra steps to mitigate the bitterness if the bitter melon you use happens to be extremely bitter. Read here for more details.

Bitter Melon with Eggs {Chinese Stir Fry Ku Gua Chao Dan}
Egg Stir Fry with Bitter Melon {Chinese Stir Fry Ku Gua Chao Dan}

As for luffa or sponge gourd, it depends on the types of luffa you’ve got. Some luffa can quickly and easily turn black during cooking. If you wish to mitigate that, there are extra steps you can take. Read here for more details.

Other than that, you can pretty much treat luffa as cucumber, they are very easy to cook and have a naturally refreshing and yummy taste. I usually cut the luffa into a diamond shape.

Luffa with Eggs {Sigua Chao Dan 丝瓜炒蛋}
Egg Stir Fry with Luffa {Sigua Chao Dan 丝瓜炒蛋}
egg stir fry recipe with long green peppers Chinese Style

Egg Stir Fry with Green Peppers Recipe {Traditional Chinese Fried Egg Dish}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Egg Stir Fry with Green Peppers using humble & simple ingredients is so naturally yummy and easy. It is a traditional Chinese home cooking. Besides green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, luffa, bitter melon, and Chinese toon are among the popular vegetable choices.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp avocado oil, or other cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt, or sea salt
  • 0.5 lb long green pepper
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 stalk of green onion, chopped

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse long green peppers well. For each green pepper, trim the end off and then cut it open into halves. Remove the seeds and cut along the long side into bite-size.
    remove seeds of the long green peppers
  • Crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, add 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt, and whisk to blend well.
    whisked eggs in a bowl
  • Turn the heat to medium-high and heat a 12-inch hard anodized fry pan for 2 minutes and then add 2 tsp avocado oil. Use a silicone spatula to spread out evenly.
    Disperse Avocado Oil on a fry pan
  • Pour in the whisked egg in a circular motion, tilt the pan to let the egg liquid flow across the entire pan, and top with the chopped green onion.
    Making soft Scrambled Eggs
  • Then use a slotted turner to fold. The egg should be somewhat solidified by now. Turn off the heat and remove the egg from the pan and set it aside.
    Making soft Scrambled Eggs
  • Turn the heat back to medium-high and add the green peppers, use a pair of wooden or bamboo spatulas to toss and mix frequently for about 2 minutes, or till the green peppers start to show signs of blistering.
    saute green peppers in the fry pan
  • Pour in 2 tbsp light soy sauce in a circular motion on the green peppers, and add the soft scrambled eggs back to the pan. continue to use the pair of wooden spatulas to toss, mix and fold, for another minute or so.
  • All done! Enjoy a naturally delicious hearty dish.
    egg stir fry with vegetables recipe Chinese Style

Notes

  • Long green peppers are most suitable for this dish. You can also use other vegetables such as tomatoes or cucumbers. Additionally, luffa, bitter melon, and Chinese toon {Xiang Chun} are also popular choices.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 859mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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