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Chinese Tomato and Egg

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"Tomato and egg served over rice is a Chinese staple. You can easily omit the pork to make this vegetarian. This recipe is from my mom, who grew up in Guangzhou."

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Directions

  1. Mix together the pork, soy sauce, brandy, 1 teaspoon sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl, then cover with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Beat the eggs together with the salt, and set aside. Heat half of the oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Pour in the eggs, and cook until they just begin to coagulate, but are still very raw. Remove from the wok and set aside. Heat the remaining vegetable oil in the wok over high heat. Stir in the tomatoes and remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar. Cover, and allow to simmer until the tomatoes have softened, about 7 minutes.
  3. Mash the tomatoes until the mixture resembles a chunky soup. Stir in the marinated pork, and cook 3 to 4 minutes until the pork is no longer pink in the center. Gently fold in the eggs and green onions. Continue cooking uncovered 2 minutes more to cook the eggs.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 17 mins
  • READY IN 4 hrs 32 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2010

Great dish But I personally like to cook the tomato first and wait until they are tender and then add in the egg. This controls a few things, if it is too watery then I drain off some water because the eggs don't scramble and more become poached. and this way the egg gets the tomato flavor soaked into it more

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 11, 2010

Good, but not as good as my mom's... A bit too watery and not as flavourful. Gotta tweak it a bit before it can get 5 stars. I made it without the pork -- just 5 tomatoes and 5 eggs. Next time, will decrease the amount of salt, as eggs were way too salty! May add some white pepper too.

 

7 Ratings

Jun 01, 2010

i omitted the pork, brandy, and soy sauce. Next time i will use half the amount of salt and oil.

 
Oct 26, 2009

Great recipe! I've also made this without the pork and soy sauce. It is a very healthy and filling meal over rice!

 
Nov 10, 2008

Interesting mix of ingredients my roommate and I agreed to definitely make it again so don't be scared give it a try!!!

 
Jan 12, 2009

This recipe works fine with 5 T oil.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 159 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1160 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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