Rolled Egg with Vegetables

Recently, I have been craving for Japanese food. Unfortunately, there is no Japanese restaurants near me. I have no choice but to cook Japanese dishes to satisfy myself. Addition to that, my dad is having toothache, so I decided to make rolled egg, which is similar to Japanese tamagoyaki because I do not follow exactly the recipe for authentic tamagoyaki. However, I leveled up by adding vegetables to the recipe to make it more nutritious and delicious.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup cubed carrots
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • a pinch of sugar

Note: In my recipe, I added carrots and green onions, but you can add anything you like, such as sausage, onions,…

Directions:

  • Beat 3 eggs and sift to remove the egg white. This will make your rolled egg look smooth. If you don’t want to sift, you can keep the egg white. It doesn’t affect at all.
  • Add cubed carrots, chopped green onions and fish sauce to the eggs and mix well.
  • Heat up the pan and lower the heat to medium heat so that it doesn’t burn your rolled egg while you’re rolling it.
  • Add some oil to the pan. Use the paper towel to wipe out all excess oil. Otherwise, you may scramble you egg.
  • Pour a little amount of the egg mixture into the pan, just enough to cover the pan. If it’s too thick, it’s difficult to roll the egg.
  • Wait until the side below is cooked then roll your egg to one side of the pan.
  • Use paper towel to wipe the rest of the pan with oil.
  • Pour the mixture.
  • Roll the rolled egg.
  • Repeat until the mixture is finished.
  • Cut the rolled egg into rolls.

Note: When you roll your egg, try to roll it tightly so that it will look beautiful. You also should wait for your egg to be partially cooked before you roll so that all the layers will stick together.

This dish is best when served hot.

Ta-da! Rolled egg with vegetables is done. Some of you may say that this is not authentically Japanese. Yes, I agree. I copied the original recipe and made it my way, because I found it was too complicated for me with mirin, soy sauce,…blah blah blah. I don’t want to buy all the needed seasonings when I knew I only used them for once. I improvised and the result was better than I had expected. I hope you will try my recipe and let me know what you think about this. Just play around by adding or omitting stuffs and make a perfect dish for your family.

Ciao! See you next time!

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Fried Meat Patties

Hm…My refrigerator is full again. And I am going to the grocery store tomorrow to buy food. How can I “partially” clean up my refrigerator? *Ding 💡* Why don’t I make something from what I have in the refrigerator? What a great idea! Then I can clean up my refrigerator while I don’t have to think what to eat today 😼 Let’s see what I have: meat, a piece of tofu, carrot, eggs, wood ear mushroom, some vegetables…What should I make? *Ding…Ding…Ding* Fried Meat Patty. Yayyyyy! We have all the ingredients we need. Let’s get to work 👏

Ingredients:

– 1/2 pound ground pork (you can use beef or chicken. If you are a vegetarian, you can use shiitake mushroom or king oyster mushroom or both)

– 4 oz of tofu

– 2 cloves of garlic – minced

– 1 minced shallot (you can use onion instead)

– 2 tbs chopped carrots

– 1 egg

– 2 tbs chopped wood ear mushroom

– 1/2 tsp salt

– 1 tsp soy sauce

– 1/2 tsp sugar

– 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

– 2 tsp corn starch

– Cooking oil

Directions:

– Put the tofu in a paper towel and squeeze out any excess water.

– Mix all the ingredients, except the oil, in one bowl until it gets a little sticky. This will make the patties a little chewy (not chewy like gummy bear :3 )

– Divide the mixture into 16 pieces.

– Make each piece into a ball and press it until it is 1/4 inch thick. Slightly press the center of the patty so that when we fry the patty, the center  will pop-up and make the patty look beautiful.

– Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat.

– Add some cooking oil and tilt the pan to spread the oil.

– Wait until the oil is hot (dip the chopsticks or turner into the oil. If you see small bubbles around the chopsticks or turner, the oil is ready), put the patties into the oil.

– Remember: work in batches so you can control the patties.

– Fry the patties for a few minutes until they turn golden brown, then flip them over and fry for a few more minutes until the bottom is golden brown. Add more oil if needed.

– After the patties are cooked, transfer them to a serving plate.

The fried meat patties can be served hot with rice as a side dish or you can serve them alone.

Voilà! Our fried meat patties are done. Very easy to make, but very delicious to eat. Let’s make some hot patties for you family today and I’m sure they will love them (and you!)