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Chinese Tomato Fried Egg

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A classic, simple and delicious staple in Chinese households - it brings back nostalgic memories of childhood. Essentially scrambled eggs with tomatoes, this easy dish using pantry staples is probably one of the most popular dishes in China.

AusEggs WED2020 x Adam Liaw Tomato Fried Eggs lores Preparation time 15 mins Serves 4 people


3 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

3 tbs canola oil

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp sugar

1 tbs tomato sauce

2 spring onions, cut into 5cm lengths

½ tsp cornflour, mixed with a little cold water

5 eggs, beaten


  1. Heat a wok over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the tomatoes and fry for about 2 minutes until they start to soften. Add the salt, sugar, tomato sauce, spring onions and ½ cup of water. When the spring onions soften, stir through enough of the cornflour mixture to thicken the tomato mixture to a saucy consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Remove the tomato mixture from the wok and rinse the wok.
  2. Return the wok to the heat and add the remaining oil. Add the eggs and stir once every 15 seconds or so until the eggs set to the texture of a loose omelette. Add the tomato mixture to the eggs and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve immediately.


AusEggs WED2020 x Adam Liaw loresAdam Liaw has put together a collection of recipes for World Egg Day 2020 to help Australians celebrate the deliciousness of eggs in all its forms. For the full collection click here.