24 December 2015

Fried Egg with Cucumber

Chinese name: 黄瓜炒鸡蛋 (huáng guā chǎo jī dàn)
Characteristics: Fried Egg with Cucumber is a fresh and delicious entree. The cucumber slices offer a crispy texture and a tender taste, while the egg infuses rich nutritious i the dish.

Fried Egg with Cucumber is a typical home-style dish in China. There are two main steps to make it. Firstly, the cucumber must be cut into thin slices. Next, the egg must be fried over low heat. Cucumber is a dietary vegetable with beauty intensifying functions, while egg is very nutritious. The two different flavors compliment each other nicely.
Fried Egg with Cucumber

2 cucumbers
2 eggs
1 small carrot
green onion
pepper powder
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately measured according to one's personal taste.
Ingredients of Fried Egg with Cucumber

A. Wash and clean the green onion and cucumbers. Cut the green onions into small pieces, and the cucumber into thin slices. Place them on separate plates.
B. Wash and peel the carrot, and then cut into diamond-shaped slices. Place on a plate.
C. Crack eggs into a bowl or a small basin. Beat it up.
Preparation for Fried Egg with Cucumber


  Step 1: Place the wok over high heat until hot. Add some cooking oil, and pour in the beaten egg slowly when the oil is hot. Stir-fry it for 10-20 seconds until the egg sets and becomes yellowish. Turn off the heat and cut the egg into chunks using the cooking ladle. Rmove the egg from the wok and place on a plate.
Fry Egg Soup

  Step 2: Turn on the heat, and add more cooking oil. Add the green onion, and stir-fry for 10 seconds until fragrant. Add the carrot and cucumber slices and stir-fry over high heat for about 1 minute. Add the salt and pepper powder, and stir-fry for 20 seconds. Turn to low heat, return the egg chunks to the wok, and stir-fry for 30 seconds more.
Stir-fry Fried Egg with Cucumber

Turn off the heat, remove the delicious fried egg with cucumber from the wok and serve on a fine porcelain plate.
Fried Egg with Cucumber Completed

If you like fresh cucumber, you may also try Sweet and Sour Cucumber or Cucumber with Mashed Garlic.