Fried Egg with Black Fungus

Fried Egg with Black Fungus 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. The recipe here is easy to follow and you can try to cook on your own.


200g soaked black fungus
2-3 eggs
1 carrot
chopped green onion
pepper powder
sesame oil
Note: The amounts above can be adjusted according to one's personal taste.
Ingredients of Fried Egg with Black Fungus


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.
Preparation for Fried Egg with Black Fungus




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.

Fry Egg Soup

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.

Stir-fry Fried Egg, Carrot and Black Fungus

Turn off the heat, remove the contents from the wok and serve on a fine porcelain plate.

Fried Egg with Black Fungus Completed

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- Last updated on May. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Fried Egg with Black Fungus
Asked by MTJ4 ATT&J14 from UNITED STATES | Nov. 17, 2016 10:13Reply
How do you prepare Fresh Black Fungus?
I always hear about dried black fungus. But I too like this person also bought fresh black fungus. Does anyone know how to prepare fresh black fungus? I would like to use it in my smoothies, can I do that Or should I just throw it away?
Answers (1)
Answered by Allen from FRANCE | Nov. 17, 2016 20:24

The fresh black fungus cannot be eaten directly. You need to expose it to the sun for some time to dry it up. In this way, harmful substances will be resolved. Before cooking, soak it in clean water and change the water for several times. Then, you can use the black fungus in your smoothies.
Asked by Dan from USA | Jan. 05, 2015 22:24Reply
Black Fungus
I saw fresh black fungus for sale at a chinese store, I didn't know what to do. The store keeper said it was good. Is it safe to eat?
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Answered by Rick from IRAQ | Jan. 06, 2015 00:34

Dan, black fungus is safe to eat. Usually, dry black fungus is sold in the market. You need to soak the fungus in water for around 20 to 30 minutes before you fry it with other vegetables.
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