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Tomato Egg

Tomato egg

There is nothing simpler or more flavorful than tomato egg, a classic Chinese dish that is made with just two humble ingredients: tomatoes and eggs. 

From a hearty breakfast to a light summer lunch, you can enjoy tomato egg all year round. Tomatoes add a mild sweetness while eggs provide a creamy texture and delicate flavor.

This dish typically starts with tomatoes, eggs, ginger, and garlic, but you can also customize it with a variety of other ingredients like green onion, soy sauce, sweet onion, and chili pepper. It pairs great over steamed rice or served with a side of toast. I’m sure this dish will become your favorite to add to your daily meal. 

Ingredients to make tomato eggs

  • Minced ginger
  • Minced garlic
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • Cooking oil
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

How to make tomato eggs

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with salt.
  • Heat up a pan on high heat, and add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, pour in the egg and push it around. Be sure to not overcook the egg, keep stirring until it’s 80% cooked. Set the egg aside.
  • Cut tomato into small chunks.
  • Heat up the same pan on medium heat, and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Saute the garlic and ginger until they become fragrant. 
  • Add tomatoes and water. Cook until they become soft to your liking. 
  • Add the egg and season it with sugar and ketchup.
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy.

Tips to make a perfect tomato egg

  • Cut the tomatoes at an angle to prevent the juice from separating.
  • Don’t use tomatoes that are too unripe or ripe. Any type of tomato will work.
  • To make the egg fluffy and soft, make sure to use enough oil and start with high heat. Transfer the egg to a plate immediately when 80% cooked and be sure to cover it when preparing the tomatoes.


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