Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce and Chili: 3am Haiku
working late all week
too hungry to be fancy
five minute dish yay
much past midnight
crispy, crunchy, runny, sweet.
spicy egg porn.
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.