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Green Bean Omelette

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Rice porridge/ congee is one of my comfort foods, it's very simple yet so satisfying. Another reason why I enjoy eating porridge is because of its wide variety of accompaniments. My favourites would be fermented red bean curd, smoked mackerel, pan-fried fish with soy sauce and ginger, century egg, salted egg...and the list goes on. This green bean omelette was not exactly my favourite. As you know, I try my very best to avoid veg, and green bean has a very distinct 'green' taste. But recently, I crave for this dish for some weird reason. Still not a big fan, but it reminds me of home.


Green Bean Omelette


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Green Beans - diced
  • 3 Eggs - lightly beaten with a pinch of salt and white pepper
  • 2 tbs Chai Po (菜脯, minced preserved radish) - rinsed
  • Salt
  • White Pepper


Chai Po (菜脯, minced preserved radish)
Chai Po (菜脯, minced preserved radish)

Directions:

  • Heat up a bit of oil in a small frying pan.
  • Add green beans and chai po, stir fry until tender.
  • Pour in beaten eggs.
  • As the eggs begin to settle, use a spatula/ wooden spoon, push the eggs towards the center while tilting the pan to distribute runny parts.
  • Continue this motion until eggs stop flowing.
  • Leave to cook until the edges/ bottom is slightly browned.
  • Flip over, continue cooking until eggs are set.



35 oink oinks...:

KennyT said...

Your family is Teochew?

Su-Lin said...

My mother used to make this too - and now so do I! And I really like it when cooked with long beans.

The Duo Dishes said...

You don't like any veggies at all??? That's so funny. Fresh green beans are always lovely.

Jenn said...

Look at all the green bean goodness. You do know veggies are good for you, right? LOL.

doggybloggy said...

no veggies? ---- I gotta go- I'll be back...

Donna-FFW said...

Thank goodness, I have been having such problems accessing your blog..For your last 2 posts I couldnt log in.. Today its working:)

I love the look and sound of this omelette. Adore green beans. Nicely done.

Hope newlywed life is treating you well.

5 Star Foodie said...

This can be a way I can get my daughter to try green beans - omelette is great!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Green beans always look so cute cut up like that! =D

Sweta said...

Lovely idea of incorporating some veggies into the omelette! I love eating dried shrimp and coconut chutney with rice conjee

Angie's Recipes said...

I like those homey dishes....that's something I like to call mom's style....:-))

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple and yum recipe...looks yum...

mycookinghut said...

Ann,
I love this!! Where did you buy your chai po?? I very much like to use chai po in congee :)

Sam said...

I love green beans! This looks really good...

pigpigscorner said...

Kenny: Nop, I'm fu chow actually.

Su-Lin: My grandmother used to make this a lot =)

Chrystal & Amir: ummm I eat veggies..selectively but I eat for the sake of eating it. I don't enjoy.

Jenn: Yea I know so I'm forced to eat them.

doggybloggy: LOL

Donna: Argh, damn blogger, I've been having some probs with it lately. Glad you could access now =)

Natasha: O.O I would suggest putting less green beans =P

ts: yes, they look less intimidating.

Sweta: coconut chutney? That's interesting.

Angie: hehe yes, homey dishes are always so enjoyable.

Kitchen Flavours: I wouldn't say it's yum because I'm not a big fan of veg, but the wild boar likes it.

leemei: I normally get mine from see woo, it comes in a brown jar or the oriental supermarket at Bayswater which comes in little packets.

Sam: You should try this if you love green beans!

Ellie said...

this is my favourite dish... minus the radish. my mum used to cook it when we were kids to get us to eat more vegetables.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love congee accompaniments-omelette is one of my favourites as is the deep fried bread. It looks great although I didn't know you didn't like vegetables? :)

Soma said...

I love green beans, To say that, i love veggies. Healthy omelet.. those preserved radhishes are something i never saw, but i am thinking if i use horseradish for the zing!

Wild Boar said...

The dish is normally cooked with long beans but the local Sainsbury's didn't stock it :-(

Grace said...

that radish is a new one on me, but it sounds like the perfect inclusion! what a unique treat.

Tangled Noodle said...

I used to be the same way - no green veggies, if I could avoid it! But now, I've grown to enjoy eating all sorts so this green bean omelette looks fantastic! I didn't know that you should eat congee with accompaniments - I just have a big bowl of it and I'm satisfied. 8-)

Jo said...

This is definitely an old family favourite of ours. I would usually cook this whenever we have porridge which is exactly on my menu for tonite's dinner.

Sophie said...

MMMMM...looks so lovely! Healthy too!
I thought comfort foods aren 't really healthy foods? You make lovely comfort food!

pigpigscorner said...

Ellie: Radish is the highlight for me =)

Lorraine: I eat, but not a big fan of veg. But I like aubergine, roasted broccoli, roasted peppers (not the green ones), chinese cabbage...I think those are the only veg I enjoy.

Soma: wow, horseradish? That's new!

Grace: The radish made it more edible for me actually.

Tangled Noodle: I used to not touch any veg and now I eat but I don't actually enjoy.

Jo: What a coincidence! The wild boar is always bugging me to cook this dish now.

Sophie: yea, it is actually very healthy.

Reeni♥ said...

I've never seen green beans cooked like this! I bet the radish gives it lots of flavor!

Bunny said...

Oh wow I've never seen an omelet like this, very nice. You certainly would get your days worth of veggies with this!

noobcook said...

I love this - a childhood fave dish of mine ^_^

pigpigscorner said...

Reeni: My grandmother used to cook this a lot when I was young. I think it's a Chinese family thing.The preserved radish added lots of texture and flavour to the dish.

Carol:A lot of greens isn't it. My grandma used to cook this a lot, I think it's a way to get us kids eat our veg.

Wiffy: Yea, this sure reminds me of home and childhood.

katie said...

hahahaha. I had this the other night!

Although never with the pickles. I friggin LOVE this dish. My mom makes it all the time. My favorite are those chinese long string beans. They are so good for the omelette. Such a simple dish, yet such a WIN!

pigpigscorner said...

Such a homey dish isn't it =)

Lora said...

Looks very very delicious! I am going to make this tonight! It is really exciting to find easy-to-make and nutritious food in this corner of the web! Thanks.

Marilyn said...

I will be making this first thing in the morning! That is for sure.

online education said...

My husband saw this here and decided to make one for me thinking I might like it, but it is the BEST.

California Muscle said...

LOVE THIS A LOT.
not only is the color good..but very very delicious as well.

David Swensen said...

Gastronomic treats and home made food!

Jorge Cardoza said...

we make something like this in mexico, specially during Lent, except it's bathed in a mild red dried chile sauce

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