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Crisp stir fried garlic scapes with fluffy eggs in a rich, fragrant brown sauce with a hint of sweetness. This recipe shares a super quick and easy way to consume a large amount of garlic scapes. {Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Adaptable}

Stir Fried Garlic Scape with Eggs (蒜苔炒鸡蛋)

Crisp stir fried garlic scapes with fluffy eggs in a rich, fragrant brown sauce with a hint of sweetness. This recipe shares a super quick and easy way to consume a large amount of garlic scapes. {Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Adaptable}
To make the dish gluten-free, use a gluten-free oyster sauce such as the LKK green label.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Main, Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: homestyle
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce (or regular oyster sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 4 egg , beaten
  • 1/2 thumb ginger , minced
  • 2 green onion , sliced (Reserve a small portion for garnish)
  • 12 oz (340 g) garlic scapes , sliced to 1” (2.5 cm) pieces (Yield 2 2/1 cup once cut)

Instructions

  • Mix the oyster sauce and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the eggs. Let cook for a few seconds until the bottom sets. Scramble the eggs lightly until just cooked through, then transfer them to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil, ginger and green onion. Stir a few times to release the fragrance.
  • Add the garlic scapes. Stir and cook for 2 minutes, until it starts to soften if using Asian garlic scapes. Cook for a longer time if using US garlic scapess (*Footnote 1). Pour in the oyster sauce mixture and stir a few times to mix well. Taste a piece of garlic scape. It should be tender but still a bit crisp. You can cook it longer for a more tender texture, if you prefer.
  • Return the eggs to the pan. Stir and cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer everything to a large serving plate. Garnish with the remaining fresh green onions, if using. Serve hot over rice as a main dish or as a side dish.

Notes

  1. If using American garlic scapes, you will need a much longer cooking time because their skin is quite thick and tough. My favorite way to cook with American garlic scapes is to splash a tablespoon of Shaoxing wine onto them during the stir fry. The wine will evaporate and lightly steam the garlic scapes, so they cook faster. It also adds a nice aroma to the dish. If you do not wish to use Shaoxing wine, add a splash of broth (chicken or vegetable broth), or a splash of water.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.9g, Protein: 11.4g, Fat: 9.9g, Saturated Fat: 2.3g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 282mg, Potassium: 437mg, Fiber: 2.1g, Sugar: 1.4g, Calcium: 185mg, Iron: 3mg