Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

番茄蛋 (Fried Eggs & Tomatoes)

番茄蛋 = one of my favorite dishes. My grandma used to make it for me whenever I had a bad day, or if she just felt like being awesome (which was often). I unfortunately never thought to learn how to cook from her and I was craving it the other day so I scoured a bunch of recipes.

This doesn’t taste exactly like it, but it was a somewhat close replica? (I think I at least used most of the same ingredients.)

番茄蛋 (Fried Eggs & Tomatoes)

-tomatoes, quartered or chopped into sixths or eighths
-garlic, minced
-salt (optional)
-ketchup (optional)

1) Use roughly equal proportions of tomatoes and eggs (maybe 1-2 more tomatoes?). Beat the eggs and throw ~1/3 of the garlic into the bowl with a sprinkle of salt.
2) Heat up oil in a pan and throw the egg in. Stir it around a bit so that it’s all cooked, and take it out of the pan again. (This shouldn’t take long.)
3) Take the tomatoes and fry them with the garlic until they start to lose their shape. Put the egg back in and fry it for a few more minutes, adding salt and a few squirts of ketchup to taste.
4) Serve over rice!
*Don’t stir it too much or cook it for too long or it’ll disintegrate into mush which tastes ok but is not visually appealing. The bits of skin should fall off the tomatoes as they cook though.