These egg and bean sprout pancakes are cooked in peanut oil, and bathed in mushroom sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thinly slice green onion, and reserve 1 tablespoon of the top for garnish. Stir the remaining onion into the egg along with the bean sprouts and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. For each pancake, drop 1/4 cup of egg mixture into the hot oil. Cook until the bottoms are set, 1 to 2 minutes, then turn over and continue cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes until cooked through. Transfer to a warm serving plate while you make the remaining pancakes.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of peanut oil in the skillet and cook the mushrooms with the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce until the mushrooms are soft, about 3 minutes. Dissolve the cornstarch in the broth, stir into the mushrooms, and cook until thickened. To serve, pour the sauce over the egg foo yung pancakes, and sprinkle with the reserved onion.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 18.1g 36% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 372mg 124% DV; sodium 1501.7mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2007
This dish was exceptional! I followed the recipe exactly and found it easy to make and the mushroom sauce on top of the 'pancakes' was a perfect accompanyment. Served it up with Chinese Chicken Salad III. Will do it again Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2009
Not a fan of egg foo yung i guess or maybe its just this recipe. not really sure cause i never had it before till now. I ended up squirting ketchup all over it and eating it like i would my eggs. It is very easy to shape them into pancakes. All you have to do it laddle about 1/3cup of the mixture slowly into the pan and with your spatula bring the edges towards the middle of the mixture shaping it into a circle. Does that make sense? I know- im horrible at explaining. But i would think its common sense. Anyways wont be making this version again but may attempt a different recipe. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2007
This dish was exceptional! I followed the recipe exactly and found it easy to make and the mushroom sauce on top of the 'pancakes' was a perfect accompanyment. Served it up with Chinese Chicken Salad III. Will do it again Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
I'm rating the Egg Foo Yung patties because I did my sauce differently. In addition to the other veggies, I also added spinach and they were incredible. So the sauce would taste like what I'm used to from our local restaurant, I added some of the canola oil I used to cook the omelets to the pan and made a roux. I then added chicken broth, soy sauce, Gravy Master and seasonings. The result was a nice rich gravy that helped make this dish even more amazing than it already is. Thanks a bunch Dakota! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
Excellent and so simple! One of my favorite Chinese dishes. My mother made this for us when we were kids. Her's was good, but this one's better. Next time, I'll add diced Chinese red pork, chicken or shrimp. Definately a keeper. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2010
I love Egg Foo Young! I like this recipe a lot but I didn't go completely by the book either... I added a couple pinches of salt to my eggs as well as mixed a few drops of sesame oil. And being extra lazy... I just cut up the mushrooms up really tiny and mixed it into the eggs also. So for the sauce... I just left it plain and added a additional ingredient which was a few pinches of sugar to it so it gave it a nice carmelized taste. Then added the diced green onions as well as some toasted sesame seeds on top as garnish. Yum:9 People were saying they weren't sure how to make it into a thick pancake. The trick is to make a large / thin egg layer... fold the edges so it's shaped sorta like a octagon. Now you have a nice round and "thick" little egg pancake. Great for fitting it on top of a nice little mound of rice in a bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
Never had this before. Boyfriend said his mom used to make it. Looked it up found this recipe with mushrooms I love mushrooms recipe looked pretty easy. Followed recipe had to use canned bean sprouts and canned mushrooms but it still turned out great. Served it with Ham Fried Rice. Pancakes were not hard to make. And the sauce was tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2007
We really enjoyed this dish. The egg pancakes were very good and the mushroom sauce would have been fantastic had it not been so salty. I think next time I will use 1/2 soy sauce and 1/2 water. I didn't have fresh mushrooms so I used canned straw mushrooms (the kind with black caps) and 4 dried shiitake mushrooms (after soaking in water). What wonderful flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
I think the dish was good but I did not have peanut oil and used vegetable oil instead. The mushroom sauce was very good and easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
I had a crazy craving for Egg Foo Yung just like I used to eat as a kid at my favorite Chinese food spot. I made a few changes to this recipe based on what I had on hand...no bean sprouts but instead I added some diced zucchini and carrots a little shallot and some chinese sausage. I cooked it all just a little bit in some peanut oil drained it on a paper towel and then added it to the egg mixture as directed. The sauce was PERFECT just as it was. This satisfied my craving...but with this recipe in my stash I'm sure it will be back sooner than later! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
This is so good! Very simple to make and delicious. I made mine a bit different due to lack of proper ingredients but I got the idea. I used spinach instead of Bean Sprouts and made a gravy out of dry mushroom soup mix. I also used sunflower oil instead of peanut. Nevertheless great recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2009
Not a fan of egg foo yung i guess or maybe its just this recipe. not really sure cause i never had it before till now. I ended up squirting ketchup all over it and eating it like i would my eggs. It is very easy to shape them into pancakes. All you have to do it laddle about 1/3cup of the mixture slowly into the pan and with your spatula bring the edges towards the middle of the mixture shaping it into a circle. Does that make sense? I know- im horrible at explaining. But i would think its common sense. Anyways wont be making this version again but may attempt a different recipe. Read More
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