Tomato Fried Egg is heart healthy Chinese food in summer.
Fresh tomato can clear away the heat in the heart. Tomato cools our body and quenches the thirst. Egg soothes the nerve and supplements many nutrients.
This dish’s key cooking skill is to stir fry the egg. It is a little different from that of scrambled egg. You don’t need add anything in the egg mixture, or just add pinch salt, pepper, or five-spices. Fully beat the eggs; spread the egg liquid evenly on the bottom of a wok. If the fried eggs are delicious and tasty, the whole dish will be delicious.
Here are two methods. The simple and more complicated way.
2 tomatoes, medium
2 eggs, medium
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tbsp. shallot, chopped
1 tbsp. garlic, chopped
Instructions – The Simple Method:
1. Crack eggs, beat evenly.Dice tomato.
2. Heat oil in a wok, slip in egg mixture.
Sway the wok to make sure the egg spread on the bottom of the wok evenly.
When egg liquid becomes solid stir into small pieces. (strips or blocks).
3. Add Seasoning A, stir fry 2 or 3 times.
4. Add tomato, soy sauce, and salt. Stir fry 2 minutes. Serve.
Instructions – The Professional Way:
Crack eggs in a bowl. Add pinch salt and five spices. Beat well.
1. Cut tomato into strips.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Slip in egg mixture. Stir fry into small pieces when becomes solid.
3. Take fried egg to a plate.
4. Add 1 teaspoon additional olive oil in a wok.
Add Seasoning A, stir fry till fragrance comes out.
5. Add tomato, soy sauce. Stir fry several times. Put back egg.
6. Stir fry well, add salt. Stir fry 1 minute.
Turn off heat, Serve.
Tip: Taking fried egg out and then put back can keep the egg tender and soft, not over cooked.
Each person’s taste is different. If you like more tomatoes then put more tomatoes. I found that friends who live in America tend to add more eggs. (I prefer a little bit more tomatoes.) Tomato and Fried Egg is perfect served with Chinese pancake.
I like a little more juice in this dish. Some people like the dish dry without any extra juice. If you like a juicier dish, pick soft and juicy tomatoes and cooking for longer. To make this dish dry, pick harder and less juicy tomatoes, cut into thin strips, and reduce the cooking time.
Some friends don’t like tomato’s acid flavor. They would add some sugars when cooking.
Tomato Fried Egg can be served with Chinese pancake, bread, steamed rice, tortilla; almost every main food.