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Shrimp Egg Foo Young


25 min

Shrimp Egg Foo Young

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Egg appetizer


25 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (127)


Author: Victoria Bailey
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.


  • fresh bean sprouts: 8 ounces
  • cooked small shrimp: 1 cup
  • eggs: 4 piece
  • thinly sliced green onions: 0.33333 cup
  • garlic powder: 0.25 tsp
  • vegetable oil: 2 Tbsp
  • chicken broth: 3 cups
  • cornstarch: 2 Tbsp
  • sugar: 2 Tbsp
  • distilled white vinegar: 2 Tbsp
  • soy sauce: 2 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Mix bean sprouts, shrimp, eggs, green onions, and garlic powder together in a large bowl until well combined.
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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.
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  3. Meanwhile, whisk chicken broth, cornstarch, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce together in a saucepan over medium-low heat; simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
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  4. Spoon sauce over patties.
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History of the Shrimp Egg Foo Young: The Shrimp Egg Foo Young is a popular Chinese dish that originated in the United States in the early 1900s. It is believed to have been created by Chinese immigrants who were seeking to adapt their cuisine to American tastes. Traditionally, this dish consists of eggs, bean sprouts, and other vegetables that are mixed together and fried into a patty. This recipe has evolved over time, and today, it is often made with shrimp and served with a delicious sauce.

Tips and Tricks for Shrimp Egg Foo Young Recipe:

  1. Use fresh ingredients: The key to making a delicious Shrimp Egg Foo Young is to use fresh ingredients. Make sure that the bean sprouts and shrimp are fresh and of good quality.
  2. Cook the patties properly: To get perfectly golden and crispy patties, you should cook them over medium heat for about four minutes per side. Avoid overcrowding the pan, as this can make the patties soggy.
  3. Personalize the recipe: You can add other vegetables to the recipe to suit your taste. Some great options include carrots, celery, and mushrooms.
  4. Beat the eggs properly: For fluffy and light patties, you should beat the eggs well before adding the other ingredients.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  1. Serve over rice or noodles: Shrimp Egg Foo Young is traditionally served over steamed rice or noodles. This helps to balance out the flavors and makes for a more filling meal.
  2. Pour the sauce over the patties: The sauce is a crucial component of this dish. To make sure that the Shrimp Egg Foo Young is flavorful, pour the sauce over the patties just before serving.
  3. Garnish with green onions: To add some texture and flavor to the dish, you can sprinkle some thinly sliced green onions over the top of the Shrimp Egg Foo Young. This will give it a fresh and bright taste.

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