Egg Foo Yong

Love Wisconsin but produce here is abysmal. Sure we’re spoiled, we lived in Santa Barbara, California for over 21 years. However, northern WI is over the top, not good. We used to plan our meals based on anything we felt like eating that day.  But, when we’re here in WI, we go to the grocery store and plan our whole meal on best looking produce.

The other day we were sent over the moon. There they were four little bags of FRESH bean sprouts! I had just made Fried Rice with lettuce so rice was not an option. My favorite bean sprout dish is Egg Foo Yong. We had just purchased a new wok since our old wok was abused and scratched. So the universe came together and instructed me to make Egg Foo Yong. The patties are easy but the gravy is crucial.  Dry sherry seems odd but no no no, it is essential.

By the way, don’t worry, we didn’t buy all four bags, we only bought one. Absolutely delicious.  Egg Foo Yong with gravy and white or brown rice is all you need.



Egg Foo Yong
6 eggs
1 can, mushroom pieces
2 cups, bean sprouts
1 medium, yellow onion – coarsely chopped
4 scallions – chopped
2 tablespoons, dry sherry
2 tablespoons, soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon, white pepper
2 tablespoons, peanut oil
1 cup, chicken broth
2 tablespoons, soy sauce
2 tablespoons, dry sherry
2 teaspoons, sesame oil
1 teaspoon, white pepper
2 tablespoons, cornstarch
4 tablespoons, Chicken broth


  1. Mix all Egg Foo Yong ingredients except oil in a large bowl.In a medium non stick pan, heat about 1/2 tablespoon of the peanut oil. Add about a cup of the mixture pushing it flat into a large pancake. Fry until egg solidifies. Turn over for about a minute.
  2. Keep each patty warm in the oven
  3. When all patties are done, prepare gravy
  4. In a small saucepan, bring chicken broth, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, and white pepper to a gentle boil
  5. In a small bowl blend 2 T cornstarch and 4 T chicken broth, add to boiling liquid, stirring constantly and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes
  6. Serve over hot Egg Foo Yong

We make Egg Foo Young for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


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