Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kho Qua Xao Trung (Stir-fried Bitter Melon with Eggs)

I’m glad that we have decided to start a mini garden this year, and I would say it’s doing very well. I love picking fresh vegetables from the garden to cook every night. One of my many favorite vegetables is bitter melon (Kho Qua/Muop Dang); I know not everyone like bitter melon, but I just love it and luckily the hubby love it too. Check out my previous recipe Vietnamese Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup. However, today I’m going to share with you a tremendous simple recipe using bitter melons from our garden and eggs.

Kho Qua/Muop Dang Xao Trung (Stir-fried Bitter Melon with Eggs)

Ingredients

2 bitter melon
4 brown eggs
2 stalks scallion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
Cilantro (chopped)
½ mushroom seasoning
1 ½ teaspoon fish sauce
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Rinse bitter melons, trim both ends, and cut in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop and remove the seeds and white pith in the center. Cut the melon diagonally into thin slices, I angle the melon to archive longer slices.
In a bowl, crack 4 eggs, add chopped scallion, ½ mushroom seasoning, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, ¼ teaspoon black pepper. If you don’t have a balloon whip, use chopsticks or a spoon to whisk the eggs.
Heat up a large frying pan or wok, add 1 tablespoon olive oil; add minced garlic and cook until garlic turn light gold. Add bitter melon, pinch of sea salt (about ¼ teaspoon). Stir it for about 30 second to a minute, push the melon to a side of the pan.

Add whisked eggs onto the empty side of the pan and scramble it for about a minute. Stir eggs and melon together, add ½ teaspoon of fish sauce and keep stir. Taste and turn off stove.
Transfer onto a plate and top with chopped cilantro, dried onion and black pepper. Serve with rice.

3 comments:

  1. Wow it's so rare to find someone who loves bitter melon too! That dish looks delicious and I can't wait to try it soon! :) Thanks for sharing, Binh!

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  2. I would never thought using bitter melons like that..very interesting! i will next time pick up few and try it...:)

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  3. Thanks ladies...bitter melon is packed with a lot of nutrition and it's medicinal uses.

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