Sunday, October 17, 2021

Stir-fried Tomato and Egg (番茄炒蛋)


My family and I love stir-fried tomato and egg, and it's very easy to make.  This is one of those which was passed down to me verbally.  There are also many youtube videos available, so I just pick one that closes to how I usually make it.

I, however, have several tricks to share:

  • My first trick is to add salt or garlic salt in the eggs and sugar in the tomato, then mix them together.  Adding sugar in the tomato makes it easier to balance the sourness and sweetness.  This also results more layers in the taste at the end.
  • Another trick is the order how I cook it.  I usually stir-fry eggs first and tomato second.  This way, I don't need to wash the pan between cooking the eggs and tomato.
  • Last but not least, when stir-frying the eggs, I only cook them for about 70% done, then pour them on a plate.  Then, using the same pan, I start cooking tomato as mentioned above.  After seasoning the tomato, I add the eggs back to the pan and mix them with the tomato, and finish cooking the eggs there.  This way, the eggs won't be over cooked.

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