Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry

chinese tomato egg recipe

Chinese tomato egg stir fry is a savory saute dish that combines a soft scrambled egg with juicy sweet tomatoes. The earthy tartness from the tomato aids digestion and is incredibly appetizing. My mom actually said to me while I was composing this recipe, “isn’t this kinda easy?” In theory, every dish can be really simple, but in order to make it good, like so good that you crave eating the best version of this dish, is where the difficulty lies. In order to make the best tomato egg stir fry, the key is to balance the flavors of the tart tomatoes and bring out the silky texture of the egg. If you don’t put that thoughtfulness into composing this dish, then your eggs can turn out rubbery and dry and the dish not that memorable. I wanted to show you the recipe for the best way to make this dish you your family can keep asking for it!

Ingredients for Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry

What you need for this Chinese Tomato Egg stir fry?

The beauty of this dish is the minimal ingredients it takes to make it. All you need is eggs, tomato, a garlic for some flavor, and some salt and sugar to make this dish. You don’t need a lot of ingredients to whip up this stir fry for a quick meal.

How long does it take?

This dish can take less than 15 minutes if you work quickly and is the perfect lunch or dinner dish.

Chinese tomato egg recipe
Chinese Tomato Egg Recipe

What if I don’t have fresh tomatoes?

Fresh tomatoes is preferable if you really want to taste the plumb and juicyness of fresh tomatoes. But I have also used canned tomatoes and it works just as well!

Key to success for this dish?

In my opinion, the key to making this dish successful lies in the egg texture. Eggs are a difficult protein to master the texture. The texture can be ruined in the matter of seconds with the wrong temperature and become rubbery. If you like your eggs soft, silky, with a slight runniness like mine, then you need to pay close attention to the cook of your eggs to ensure perfection for this dish.

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of tomatoes
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Optional: 1/2 tbsp ketchup

Instructions

  1. Crack and whisk eggs in a bowl until there is little or no egg whites. Mince 1-2 cloves of garlic. Cube tomatoes into 1/2 inch increments.
  2. Heat a wok up on medium heat, add 1 tsp of oil to wok and wait for oil to warm up. Once oil is warm and glistens, add in egg mixture to wok.
  3. Use a spatula and push egg mixture towards the middle since outer edges of egg will cook quickly. Once eggs are 80 percent cooked, quickly take eggs
  4. Set wok on medium heat. Add in tomatoes to cook for a few minutes until tomatoes soften. Add in sugar to tomatoes. Once tomatoes are ready, add in eggs and turn off the heat. Let the heat from wok and tomatoes to cook remainder of eggs.
  5. Add in salt to taste and ketchup as an option for gravy. Serve right away.
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Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry

chinese tomato egg recipe

Chinese tomato egg stir fry is a savory saute dish that combines a soft scrambled egg with juicy sweet tomatoes.

  • Author: christine gong
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 23 1x
  • Cuisine: chinese

Ingredients

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  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of tomatoes
  • 12 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Optional: 1/2 tbsp ketchup

Instructions

  1. Crack and whisk eggs in a bowl until there is little or no egg whites. Mince 1-2 cloves of garlic. Cube tomatoes into 1/2 inch increments.
  2. Heat a wok up on medium heat, add 1 tsp of oil to wok and wait for oil to warm up. Once oil is warm and glistens, add in egg mixture to wok.
  3. Use a spatula and push egg mixture towards the middle since outer edges of egg will cook quickly. Once eggs are 80 percent cooked, quickly take eggs
  4. Set wok on medium heat. Add in tomatoes to cook for a few minutes until tomatoes soften. Add in sugar to tomatoes. Once tomatoes are ready, add in eggs and turn off the heat. Let the heat from wok and tomatoes to cook remainder of eggs.
  5. Add in salt to taste and ketchup as an option for gravy. Serve right away.

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