Crab Omelette (Foo yung hai)

Preparation time: 5-6 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
3 oz. Crab meat
4 tablespoons peanut oil
1 small spring onion, shredded
1 oz. Bamboo shoots, shredded
5 eggs; salt
½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
6 tablespoons chicken stock; pinch sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce; 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon cornflour
Lettuce; radish, tomato; cucumber

Remove any soft bones from crab meat and shred. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and fry onion and bamboo shoots for 1 minute. Beat eggs, add onion, bamboo shoots, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate, 2 tablespoons water and crab. Heat another tablespoon oil in the pan, add chicken stock, pinch of salt, remaining monosodium glutamate, sugar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and cornflour. Mix all well, bring to a boil and keep hot while making omelette. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in omelette pan, stir in egg mixture, cook for ½ minute. Fold omelette and finish cooking. Put on to hot dish, pour sauce over, garnish as photograph.

Chicken, Ham, Bamboo Shoots and Mushroom Omelette
(Gai See Chow Dan)

Preparation time: 6-8 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
2 oz. Shredded chicken meat; salt
1¼ teaspoons cornflour
5 tablespoons oil
Few shredded bamboo shoots
Little shredded ham
1 oz. Shredded onion
1 large mushroom, shredded; 5 eggs
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
3 tablespoons water
Radishes; cucumber

Mix the chicken with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon cornflour. Fry for 1 minute in 1 tablespoon hot oil. Remove from pan. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in same pan and fry bamboo shoots, ham, onion and mushroom for 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Beat the eggs, and ½ teaspoon salt, monosodium glutamate, ¼ teaspoon cornflour and water. Add cooked chicken and vegetable mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in omelette pan and pour in the mixture. Cook the omelette in the usual way. Place on a hot dish and garnish with radish and cucumber.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

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