Tomato fried egg

Stir-fried Omelette with Tomato (番茄炒蛋)

Tomato fried egg

“Simply tasty and healthy tomato fried egg!”

Sometimes it’s just very easy to have a simple, yet tasty and healthy homemade dish. If you not into complex recipe, try this tomato omelette!

Even if you are not a tomato or onion fan, you will like this dish as it simply delicious where you won’t taste the ‘raw’ flavour. I loved its pleasant sweet flavour with great mouthfeel in the palate yielded from the cooked tomato and onion with the eggs.

I first tasted this dish over a simple dinner gathering at my good friend’s place where her mum cooked this for me, many years ago. I could not forget the great taste of this dish, and decided to learn to cook it by my own so that I could have it anytime I wish to (smile).

3 large eggs
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced, crosswise (*Use only half, if it’s too large)
1 ripe tomato, skinned and diced into chunk pieces

3 – 4 tablespoons of ketchup (tomato sauce)
1 tablespoon of sugar
Pinch of salt

Seasoning for egg:
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
Pinch of white ground pepper

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

1) Break eggs into bowl. Add light soy sauce and pepper, beat eggs till blended.

2) How to cut onion to reduce its pungency: Peel the outer skin of onion, and cut into halves. Lay the flat surface of one half portion, and thinly slice it crosswise (cut against the lines pattern of the onion), starting from its top part to root end. Reserve for later.

3) Heat wok with oil over high fire. Reduce heat to medium fire, add in onion and stir fry till lightly brown and soften. Add tomato, stir fry for 1 minute.

4) Then, add beaten egg. Let egg set for 10 seconds until it turns slightly firm and browned on one side. Need not to overturn the egg, stir-fry and use wok spatula to separate egg into chunk pieces. Add in salt, ketchup and sugar, stir fry to combine well. Heat off and serve with steamed rice.

In fact, this stir-fried omelette should be presented ‘wet’, slightly covered in ketchup gravy. If you wish to have more ketchup gravy in the omelette dish, add more ketchup sauce and sugar.

1 serving of stir-fried omelette with tomato (and onion) counts about 120kcal.

Tips: If you prefer the egg to be more moist, add two tablespoons of fresh/ skimmed milk into the egg and beat them together  (with light soy sauce and pepper) to blend well.

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2 thoughts on “Stir-fried Omelette with Tomato (番茄炒蛋)”

  1. Thank god I found this recipe of yours! I had a hard time scouring thru the net seeking recipes that do use skim milk and tomato ketchup together. I thot the combi sounds weird. Lol. I’m going to try scrambling egg whites with turkey and tomato, using skim milk and tomato ketchup. Hope it works. Btw, do you think corn flour is needed too?

  2. Hi Eve,

    I always add milk into my scramble egg cooking to add moist. It’s an open tricks and never doubt it’s effectiveness.

    Ya, tomato fried egg is good, but I am not sure if you are using only egg white to make this dish. For fried egg white dish, I hv another recipe for it but not featured yet.. Well, u may try tomato fried white anyway..

    No, corn starch is not necessary here.

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