Egg Foo Yung With Gravy

Stir fry egg recipe

The Spruce / Priscilla Jia

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 3 to 4 servings
  • Yield: 1 omelet
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
379 Calories
28g Fat
15g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 379
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 1829mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 20g
Calcium 74mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you've enjoyed egg foo yung in Chinese restaurants (sometimes spelled "egg foo young"), use this recipe to recreate the dish at home. Essentially an omelet shaped like a pancake, egg foo yung is a cultural hybrid of a dish. It's largely known as Chinese-American, but it's also served in countries such as Britain and Southeast Asia.

While not traditionally Chinese, egg foo yung has long appealed to the American palate and it remains a great choice as a simple family dinner. Serve with rice to make it a meal.

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Ingredients

  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • Dash sesame oil
  • Optional: freshly ground black or white pepper (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (dissolved in 6 teaspoons water)
  • For the Egg Foo Young:
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Napa cabbage
  • 3 Chinese sausages (lap cheong)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (or corn or peanut oil; divided)
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (sliced on a bias)
  • For Serving: steamed rice

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this egg foo yung recipe, it is broken down into workable steps to help you better plan for cooking.

Make the Sauce

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for stir fry egg foo yung
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  2. To make the egg foo yung sauce, bring the chicken broth to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, and pepper to taste. Turn up the heat slightly and add the dissolved cornstarch-water mixture, stirring quickly to thicken.

    Egg foo yung sauce in a pot
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  3. Move the saucepan to another burner and keep warm on low heat while preparing the egg foo yung omelet.

    Egg foo yung sauce in a pot with a spoon
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Make the Egg Foo Yung Omelet

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for egg foo yung
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  2. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth, slice, and reserve.

    Mushroom chopped on a cutting board
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  3. Rinse the mung bean sprouts, shred the cabbage, and reserve.

    Mung beans and cabbage in separate bowls
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  4. If desired, you can blanch the vegetables so they will be more tender—just be sure to drain them thoroughly.

    Vegetables in an ice bath
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  5. Chop the sausage on the diagonal into 1/4-inch pieces and reserve.

    Chopped sausage on a cutting board
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  6. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the rice wine, salt, and freshly ground black pepper and reserve.

    Eggs beaten in a bowl
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  7. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or a 9-inch frying pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sausage. Stir fry for 2 minutes, then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and reserve.

    Sausage and onion sauteed in a pan
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  8. Add 1 more tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the reserved mushrooms until they're browned. Remove from the pan and reserve.

    Sauteed mushrooms in a pan
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  9. Add the cooked sausage, onion, and mushrooms to the reserved egg mixture along with the mung bean sprouts and cabbage.

    Egg foo yung mixture in a bowl
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  10. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add the egg mixture. Cook until golden brown on the bottom.

    Egg foo yung omelet
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  11. Then turn over and cook the other side until golden brown.

    Flipped omelet in the pan
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  12. Serve hot with the warmed sauce poured over the top and sprinkled with green onions.

    Stir fry egg foo yung with gravy recipe
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  13. Accompany with steamed rice, if desired.