Eggs & Tofu, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian/ Meatless

Snake Beans Omelette Recipe

Malaysia is a country with hot and humid weather all year round as it is situated near the equator. Therefore, most local green vegetables are available whole year round. Unlike in NZ, with four different seasons each year, the vegetables are seasonal too. Therefore I always make sure I eat as much vegetables of that particular season as possible before having to wait for another year again.

Recently, snake beans have started to make appearance in some of the Asian grocers which marks the beginning of the crops. Being a snake beans lover myself, I gotta grab it especially when they look really fresh, blemish free and bright in colours.

Photo credit: Google – Spice Flair

Now if you are wondering what beans am I talking about so far. Have not heard snake beans before? Sounds weird? No it’s not some weird beans, it’s in fact quite a common vegetables around South East Asia. Different countries may have different name to this vegetable. For example, in Malaysia it is commonly known as long beans (长豆), in Philippine it is known as sitaw or butong or yard long beans in other places and etc.

There are a few ways of cooking snake beans. For example, the simplest way of eating it is by stir frying it with some garlic and dried shrimps. Or it can be used to cook together with rice, eggs, curry and etc. One of my favourite way of cooking snake beans is to make it into an omelette, which makes a really yummy condiment to congee/ rice porridge. It is so simple and quick to make too, should you decide to make it at the very last minutes.

Snake bean omelette recipe below given is as a guidelines only. You can always adjust the ingredients as according to your preference. For example if you like thicker omelette, double or triple the amount of eggs and snake beans accordingly. Or you prefer more snake beans lesser eggs, then add additional amount of snake beans into it and etc.

*Note: Please do not be confused with the recipe’s photo below with the video shown. I made the omelette with an egg in the video for 1 person serving. Meanwhile in the recipe’s photo below, I made using 3 eggs that serves 2 – 3 person. The method of cooking is still the same.

 

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INGREDIENTS
(Serves 2 – 3)

4 – 5 snake beans/ long beans
2 cloves garlic
3 eggs
1/2 tsp light soy sauce, or to taste
Dash of ground white pepper

1. Finely dice snake beans and set aside.

2. Finely chop garlic and set aside.

3. Add eggs, white pepper and light soy sauce in a small bowl. Lightly beat it until everything are well incorporated.

4. Heat up a pan with 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Add in the finely chopped garlic and stir fry until it is fragrant.

5. Then add in the finely diced snake beans and continue to stir fry until they are soft.

6. Then pour in the beaten eggs, and pan fry until golden brown.

7. Then flipped it to another side and continue to cook it until it becomes completely cooked and serve immediately.

Snake Bean Omelette

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 4 – 5 snake beans/ long beans
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, or to taste
  • Dash of ground white pepper

Directions

  1. Finely dice snake beans and set aside.
  2. Finely chop garlic and set aside.
  3. Add eggs, white pepper and light soy sauce in a small bowl. Lightly beat it until everything are well incorporated.
  4. Heat up a pan with 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Add in the finely chopped garlic and stir fry until it is fragrant.
  5. Then add in the finely diced snake beans and continue to stir fry until they are soft.
  6. Then pour in the beaten eggs, and pan fry until golden brown.
  7. Then flipped it to another side and continue to cook it until it becomes completely cooked and serve immediately.

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