How to Make Scrambled Eggs and Fried Tomatoes


Fried tomatoes and scrambled eggs – yum! This is one of the first dishes I learned how to order in China. The Chinese name is xi hong shi chao ji dan (say: she hung sure chow gee don). It is a simple and classic dish, but requires a little practice to get just right. Here are the steps.

Fried Tomatoes and Eggs

Fried Tomatoes and Scrambled Eggs - Yum!

Step 1
Set out your ingredients. They are: three eggs, one medium red tomato (sliced), cooking oil (vegetable or peanut), salt, sugar and vinegar. You can also add sliced spring onion and minced garlic. Utensils include a wok, a spatula for stirring and a couple of bowls.

Step 2
Put a little oil in the wok and heat. While the oil is getting hot, crack your eggs into a bowl and scramble them slightly. Pour them into the hot wok. Throw in some  sliced spring onion if desired. You can scramble the eggs a little more in the wok if you wish.

Step 3
Remove the scrambled eggs and set aside. Next, fry the sliced tomatoes. While they are frying add a dash of salt and perhaps some minced garlic.

Step 4
When the tomatoes are almost done, add back in the eggs and stir a little to mix. Not too much, though. A lot of Chinese cooks add sugar at this point. Try it both ways and see which you like best.

Step 5
Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can double the recipe and try it out on your family or guests. Watch for more classic Chinese recipes… coming soon!

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