Egg Foo Yung was indeed invented by Chinese cooks. Nevertheless, it was created in America to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry American laborers. Chinese immigrants among them.
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It originated in American Chinese restaurants in the mid-1800’s. However, its inspiration likely comes from Shanghai cuisine. Where it was known as Fu Yung Egg Slices. Is an elaborate Shanghai recipe made with beaten egg whites and minced ham? A northern Chinese version replaces the ham with a minced chicken breast.
Is like a deep-fried omelet. With lightly beaten eggs that are mixed with a variety of Chinese vegetables and the meat of your choice. Also is often, but not always, serves with a glaze of sweet-sour brown sugar. Here I share with you this version of egg foo yung. Of course, another delicious recipe.