Home-Style Crab Egg Foo Young

Author: Canadian Living

One of my father's favourite dishes, egg foo young is similar to an omelette but with Chinese ingredients and flavourings.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg frozen crabmeat thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 8 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

Place crabmeat in sieve; pick through to remove any cartilage. Firmly press out liquid. Transfer to bowl.

In saucepan, heat oil over high heat; stir-fry celery, bean sprouts and three-quarters of the green onions until sprouts wilt, about 3 minutes. Add to crabmeat.

In large bowl, whisk eggs with five-spice powder until foamy; stir in crab mixture. Brush 8-inch (20 cm) nonstick skillet lightly with oil; heat over medium-high heat. Using 1/3 cup (75 mL) egg mixture for each omelette, pour into pan, shaking pan and stirring with back of fork in circular motion for 10 seconds. Cook, shaking pan occasionally and using spatula to push cooked egg to centre and allow uncooked eggs to flow underneath, until set but still creamy and bottom is light golden, about 1 minute.

Tilt handle up and shake pan to slide omelette up opposite side of pan.Transfer to warm platter. (Make-ahead: Let cool; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. To reheat, wrap in foil and warm in 350°F/180°C oven for 10 minutes.)

Sauce: Meanwhile, in small saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, wine, honey, cornstarch and pepper; bring to boil over medium heat, whisking until glossy, thickened and smooth. Spoon over egg foo young. Garnish with remaining green onion.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 10 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 392 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 91.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 157 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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