Sausage Bitter Melon Scrambled Eggs

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Dinner is all about flavor and simplicity in modern day cooking. Busy moms and older generation want to enjoy good food with good flavors without having to spend hours in the kitchen. Nobody wants a second job in their own kitchen. Working moms don’t have the time, older folks don’t have the energy. People much rather spend their free time relaxing by the pool or catching a movie with friends. Simply put, people are just too tire to cook at the end of the day.

After enjoying so many delicious Cantonese style bitter melon dishes, my taste buds want something different. Now it is a good chance to add a modern taste to a traditional bitter melon cuisine that has been a favorite on Chinese tables for too long. I decided to use eggs and sausages as my main flavors. Surprisingly, they go perfectly with bitter melons. That little bit of fermented black bean flavor reminds you of traditional Chinese food. If you can, cut the bitter melon first, get that out of the way. The whole dish only takes 15 minutes to cook. It really tastes good, you will love it.

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Sausage Bitter Melon Scrambled Eggs  香腸苦瓜炒蛋

Cook the sausages in water for 10 minutes according to instructions in the package. Let cool and slice into pieces, set aside. In a skillet with a little bit of oil on medium heat, scramble the eggs, add a small pinch of salt, set aside.

Add oil in a hot skillet over medium high heat, gently move oil to grease the whole pan. Add bitter melons, quickly stir, add 2 to 3 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth to help soften the bitter melons, cook about 1 minute. Add onion, garlic, fermented black beans, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of salt, continue to cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons chicken broth if too dry. Don’t cover the pan.

Add the sausages and eggs, mix with bitter melons. Season with 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, however you like it. Cook until bitter melons are soft but still crisp, about 2 minutes. This is a quick and tasty side dish. Everybody loves it.

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Sausage Bitter Melon Scrambled Eggs 香腸苦瓜炒蛋

  • Servings: 3 to 4 | Recipe by Leslie at Soups Ahoy
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Ingredients and Instructions

1 (8-10 oz) bitter melon, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon or more fermented black beans
3 smoked beef or pork brats  (I like Johnsonville.)
2 large eggs, scrambled
1/2 teaspoon sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce as needed

Cook the sausages in water for 10 minutes according to instructions in the package. Let cool and slice into pieces, set aside. In a skillet with a little bit of oil on medium heat, scramble the eggs, add a small pinch of salt, set aside.

Add oil in a hot skillet over medium high heat, gently move oil to grease the whole pan. Add bitter melons, quickly stir, add 2 to 3 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth to help soften the bitter melons, cook about 1 minute. Add onion, garlic, fermented black beans, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of salt, continue to cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons chicken broth if too dry. Don’t cover the pan.

Add the sausages and eggs, mix with bitter melons. Season with 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, however you like it. Cook until bitter melons are soft but still crisp, about 2 minutes. This is a quick and tasty side dish. Everybody loves it.

 


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