Chinese name: 木耳炒鸡蛋 (mù ěr chǎo jī dàn)
Characteristics: Fried Egg with Black fungus is a delicious entrée or side dish. The eggs fluffy and provide textural contrast to the crispy black fungus.
This home-style dish can be prepared year-round, since its ingredients are always available. Black fungus is rich in protein, vitamin E and iron, and has a reputation in Chinese herbal medicine for improving circulation. In addition to the nutritious egg, this is really a health-preserving dish.
150 g soaked black fungus
chopped green onion
Note: The amounts above can be adjusted according to one's personal taste.
A. Soak the dry black fungus in cold water for 20-30 minutes until they fully expand. Clean them well, and trim off the stems with scissors. Tear them into small pieces, and set aside.
B. Wash and peel the carrot, and then cut it into thin diamond-shaped slices. Place onto a plate.
C. Crack the eggs into a bowl or a small basin. Beat it up.
Step 1: Heat some oil in the wok and add the beaten eggs. Stir-fry for a few seconds until the eggs set. Turn off the heat, remove the eggs and set aside.
Step 2: Heat some more oil and add the green onions and stir-fry for ten seconds until fragrant. Add the carrot slices and black fungus and stir-fry over high heat for about one minute. Add the salt and pepper and cook another twenty seconds. Turn the heat to low, add the eggs and stir-fry for another thirty seconds.
Turn off the heat, remove the contents from the wok and serve on a fine porcelain plate.
On Jul.27, 2012, Ms. Helene, Mr. Marcel and Mr. Marc from Canada spent their time in a private family in Xian and had a la carte dishes offered by the friendly hostess. They were interested to learn to cook Fried Egg with Black Fungus, and it turned out to be very successful under the step-by-step guidance of the hostess. They said that this was the best way to learn Chinese cooking other than following what is listed in any recipe book.
On Jun. 19, 2012, Ms. Helue, Ms. Nadia, Ms. Esperanza & Mr. Markus from Mexico participated in our China food tour in Xian with great excitement. They watched the whole process of the hostess' cooking and learned to cook Eggplant in Sichuan Style, Fried Egg with Black Fungus and Chinese dumplings. They said it was a great way to learn Chinese cooking.
On Apr. 11, 2011, Ms. Jolene from USA joined our company's family tour with cooking class in Xian. She had a good time cooking Pan Fried Dumplings & Fried Egg with Black Fungus. Finally, having the home-cooked meal with the Chinese family made the visit distinctive and memorabe.