Egg Foo Yung Recipe

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms (preferably shiitake)
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts (3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 ounces peeled cooked shrimp, chopped
  1. Whisk together broth, oyster sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Chop scallions, separating white parts and greens.
  3. Beat eggs in a bowl with sesame oil and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper.
  4. Cook white scallion, mushrooms, sprouts, and 1/4 tsp salt in vegetable oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until any liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and half of scallion greens, then pour in eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are just cooked but still slightly loose. Cover skillet and cook until eggs are just set, about 3 minutes.
  5. Serve sprinkled with remaining scallion greens. Serve sauce on the side.