What’s your favorite ingredient? If you ask me, I’d say it would probably be eggs because they’re affordable, healthy, and versatile. There are over a hundred ways to cook eggs: hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, sunny side up, scrambled. And what about omelets, frittatas, and custards? The list is endless.

 

I’d like to share with you the most delicious recipe for Chinese Egg Rolls. You can use any vegetables in your fridge or even leftovers. Simply chop them into small pieces. The egg roll is made by adding your egg mixture to a pan, rolling it up partway, then adding more mixture, repeating until you get a complete roll. It’s simple but it may take a little practice to get the egg roll cooked just to your liking.

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Chinese Egg Rolls

Prep and Cook Time

8 minutes

Number Serves

2

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped carrots
2 tablespoons peas
2 tablespoons sweet corn
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

In a bowl, lightly whisk 4 eggs. Add the water (which makes the egg roll softer and silkier), along with the salt and chopped vegetables. Mix well. 

Heat a pan and coat it with vegetable oil over medium heat. Add half of the egg mixture to the pan. Let it cook for about two minutes until the bottom has set but the top remains wet. Using a spatula, roll up the egg pancake until it’s about half-way rolled up, leaving half of the pancake flat on the pan. Slide the rolled pancake to one side of the pan, leaving space next to the unrolled half.
 
Around the unrolled part of the pancake, add half of the remaining egg mixture. Let it cook for about two minutes until it’s half way done. Using a spatula, continue rolling up the egg pancake until it’s about half way rolled up, leaving the new half of the pancake flat on the pan. Slide the rolled pancake to one side of the pan.
 
Add the rest of the egg mixture. Again let it cook for about two minutes until it’s half-way done. Then using a spatula, roll up the egg pancake completely. Remove from the pan and let the roll rest for a few minutes—it will continue cooking a little while it rests. Slice and serve.
 

CiCi Li is the host of “CiCi’s Food Paradise” on NTD Television. Join her and discover quick and healthy recipes at CiCiLi.tv

(Courtesy of CiCi Li)
(Courtesy of CiCi Li)