Saturday, September 26, 2015

Turkey and Chives Teochew Omelet (serves 2)

Both of my parents made many different delicious Teochew omelets to eat with plain rice soup (also known as mue in Teochew or chao trang in Vietnamese) for my brothers and me when we were little. I feel like eating omelet today so I made this dish for breakfast. It consists of ground turkey and my parents' home-grown organic Chinese chives. In my house these omelets are never eaten alone. They are always eaten with rice soup or with steamed rice. For other similar recipes please check out:

Duck Egg and Pork Omelet
Teochew Preserved Turnip Omelet

Turkey and Chives Teochew Omelet (serves 2) 


4 jumbo sized chicken eggs
1 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp brown sugar
A large pinch of ground black or white pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
4 oz ground turkey
2 oz Chinese chives, chopped


1) In a medium sized bowl whisk gently eggs, fish sauce, sugar and pepper until everything is blended. Set aside.
2) Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium high heat.
3) Add turkey once the oil is hot. Saute about a minute or two until the turkey is somewhat cooked.
4) Add chives and saute about a minute.
5) Use a spatula to spread the contents in the pan evenly inside.
6) Pour the egg mixture evenly all over the pan. Tilt the pan if needed to get the mixture to spread evenly.
7) Cover the pan partially. Turn heat down a little if the pan gets too hot. Once the egg is cooked partially either flip the whole omelet over, fold into half, thirds or quarters whichever you prefer. Remove from heat once the omelet is cooked through. If you want multiple omelets just divide the contents.

eggs, turkey, Chinese chives
gift from Miho
*I came home exhausted after a long day of work to find a special delivery from my friend Miho. She sent me Halloween candies and a cute purse all the way from Tokyo to thank me for a photo that I took of her and her husband when we were in Seattle. She tells me she will be using it for their Christmas card this year. How sweet and thoughtful of her. Thank you Miho and Happy Halloween!!

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