Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce and Chili: 3am Haiku

Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce and Chili

working late all week
too hungry to be fancy
five minute dish yay

Fried Eggs

much past midnight
crispy, crunchy, runny, sweet.
spicy egg porn.

Fried Eggs

gobbled eggs all up
perfect, it sure hit the spot
zzz zzzz zz zzzzzz burp

Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce & Chili

from Simple Chinese Cooking by Kylie Kwong

4 free range eggs
2 tbls oyster sauce + 1 tbl water, mixed
pinch ground pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions
1-2 chilies, finely sliced
3 tbl cooking oil

Carefully crack eggs into a bowl. Heat oil in wok on high heat until surface seems to shimmer slightly. Pour eggs into hot oil. After 1 minute, reduce heat to medium, allowing the underside of the egg to become firm and crisp. The yolks should still be runny at this point. Cook 1 more minute. Gently slide eggs off plate, trying to keep excess oil in wok. Drizzle eggs with oyster sauce. Season with pepper. Garnish with chili and scallions. Serve immediately.

I’m an amateur egg pornographer

…compared to this guy. Here’s the real grand-daddy of egg porn – from the movie Tampopo (thanks Nate!)

Dude. I think I’m gonna hurl.

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Comments 58

  1. Tina

    Omg, that looks soooo good! I bet it would be good on top of plain white rice. Do you ever just eat a fried egg with a drizzle of soy sauce on top of white rice?

  2. Nozferatu

    I love eggs but that awful smell they leave behind on washed dishes is enough to make me barf….it can be really really disgusting…chicken and turkey just leave that stink on dishes too…

  3. rita

    a must try on those eggs with oyster sauce. sounds good!

    i remember the movie, Tampopo! that’s a good movie.

  4. Iris

    Thanks so much for posting this. I remember loving those fried eggs whenever we’d have them as part of our dinner. Yes, they do go very well over plain, white rice.

    I suppose you could even have spam somewhere in there too, not the healtheist for you, though. lol

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