I love Tuesdays! I get to pick up my farm share – here is a picture of my goodies.
The farm sends an email that lists the weekly veggies, but it is still such a treat to see them so beautifully displayed. I also get 3 dozen farm fresh eggs, which is why Tuesday night is egg night at the Lawrence’s. My family knows that Tuesday is egg night and they count on the consistency. We vote on the kind of eggs to make, the meat, etc. It is one less night a week that I need a plan too.
Sometimes I cook eggs to order for everyone. Today, though, I made just one entrée, Egg Foo Young (or as my kids say, “Mom, let’s take a young egg and foo it”). The recipe is adapted from the Well Fed Cookbook. Her version is yummy, but a little adult/spicy/interesting, so I tamed it down to please the crowd. In order to make these babies actually look like pancakes, I suggest you purchase pancake rings. You can get them from amazon or Bed, Bath and Beyond. They will keep your pancakes nice and round.
Egg Foo Young
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: About 16 pancakes
• 1 dozen eggs
• 12 ounces chopped leftover chicken (I usually make Super Chicken thighs from my blog for this recipe)
• 3 – 4 scallions (just the green part)
• 3 cups steamed shredded cabbage (I bought a bag from Whole Foods pre-cut)
• 1 tbsp. sesame oil
• 2 tbsp. coconut aminos
• ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Coconut oil
1. Steam the cabbage in the microwave.
2. Crack eggs into the bowl and whisk.
3. Add sesame oil, coconut aminos, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and keep whisking.
4. Then add cabbage and chicken and combine.
5. Heat a tbsp. of coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
6. Take the pancake rings and grease them with coconut oil.
7. Place the rings on the skillet and ladle out the egg mixture. Do not overfill the rings or else the eggs won’t fully cook even when you flip them.
8. Let the eggs cook a few minutes until the edges start to solidify.
9. Take a pair of tongs, grasp onto the small edge and carefully remove the rings and then flip the pancakes.
9. Cook another few minutes on the other side and remove from skillet
10. REPEAT until the bowl is empty and your family is stuffed!
The Well Fed recipe calls for a spicy secret sauce with a mayo base. Personally, I think that is excessive and they taste delicious as is. I served them with heirloom tomatoes and the kids munched on the sungold ones. BTW sungold tomatoes are like candy, seriously.