Shrimp Egg Foo Young


This egg foo young recipe includes a delicious sauce to put on top of the patties. This is a very special recipe acquired when I worked at a Chinese restaurant to pay for my red 1966 VW bug when in high school! The recipe card is tattered and spotted now, but the dish is the best egg foo young I have ever had. To serve, place egg patty over steamed rice and put the sauce on top.

overhead angle looking down at shrimp egg foo young, topped with chopped green onions
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 patties


  • 8 ounces fresh bean sprouts

  • 1 cup cooked small shrimp

  • 4 eggs

  • cup thinly sliced green onions

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Mix bean sprouts, shrimp, eggs, green onions, and garlic powder together in a large bowl until well combined.

    Overhead shot of mixing bowl with ingredients for shrimp egg foo young

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  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add about 1/2 cup of egg mixture into the skillet to make a patty. Repeat to add more patties to the skillet. Working in batches, fry patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

    High angle shot of cooked shrimp egg foo young patties

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  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce: Whisk chicken broth, cornstarch, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

    Overhead shot of a pan with sauce for shrimp egg foo young

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  4. Spoon sauce over patties.


You can substitute cooked chicken or pork for the shrimp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
12g Fat
15g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 252mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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