Saturday, August 23, 2008

Diced longbean omelette

This is one of our favourite dishes for dinner. Long beans aka kacang panjang(Malay)aka chaitao(Hokkien) a relatively inexpensive vegetable are traditionally(as far as I know ;)...) stir-fried with sambal and dried shrimp, added into sayur lodeh or various kinds of curry, nasi ulam(malay styled chopped raw veggies with rice) and all diced up in an omelette.

IMHO, omelettes are one of those easiest thing to cook and eat with rice. You can dump in anything from crispy ikan bilis to chives to spring onions to leeks to prawns to almost anything in the fridge. Comfort food at its best!

I diced a bunch of longbeans, a medium carrot and minced a few cloves of garlic. Stirfried in a wok with a bit of oil. While its cooking, beat 3 eggs, seasoned with a dash or two of fish sauce, some chinese wine, dash of sesame oil, pinch of pepper and salt. Pour it over the vegetables, let it set, quartered and then flipped to make sure both sides are evenly browned. Done!

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Camemberu said...

Oh man, one of my favourite-est dishes while growing up! Always reminds me of home!

Momo said...

Ditto the word "favourite-est" from Camemberu! In fact, mum still cooks this quite often :-)

southernoise said...

This dish macam the standard dish for all families. :)

Hungrybear said...

Southernoise, didn't know you have a blog too. Congrats.
Oh my, been many yonks since I have had diced longbeans omelette. :((

Keropok Man said...

Ey! I grew up eating that too! But we did not have diced carrots. Just 'chai tow' and 'neng'.

Ok. Time to cook one of these days again! I forgot about it! LOL..

I think in Aust they call it Snake Beans.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i tried this once....sous chef's mom cooked it...and i fell desperately in love with it ever since ^_^

southernoise said...

hungrybear: then you should! do they have long beans over there?

keropokman: the carrots are there cos I have em in the fridge! gotta clear em somehow...

rita: its comfort food! :)