Have I not told you that I was in an Asian shop last Saturday? Right, I did! Okay. We went to the Asian supermarket, Tain Kim Heng. We bought a lot of Asian food for storage. What I really loved to buy was soybean sprouts but they were sold out and their was no fresh bitter gourd or Ampalaya in the veggie shelves. I was craving for these healthy vegetables that at least I bought a frozen bitter gourd. It was not as good as the fresh one but it was better than nothing. As I was busy baking and did not want to do a lot of cooking, so I just cooked a simple menu for my dinner. I made a simple scramble egg with bitter gourd.
2 eggs, well beaten
1 clove of garlic
1 ripe tomato
1 piece of spring onion
1 piece of bitter gourd or ampalaya, sliced
vegetable oil for frying
1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
white pepper powder
How to cook it:
- Sliced the garlic.
- Wash the tomato and slice it into small cubes.
- Wash the spring onion and cut it into small pieces, too.
- Heat the wok or frying pan.
- Saute the garlic, tomato and ampalaya until the vegetable is tender.
- Add the blended eggs to the sauted veggie mixture.
- Add salt or soy sauce and white pepper powder.
- Add the spring onion and mix them well until the eggs are done.
- Taste it and if it is not salty enough, you can add more soy sauce.
- Serve with boiled rice.
Scrambled egg with ampalaya / bitter gourd / bitter melon is a simple recipe for breakfast in the Philippines. It is usually served with boiled rice and fried dried fish. This vegetable has a lot of health benefits like it lowers blood sugar. If you want to know more about this vegetable, here´s the link https://blogjob.com/mykitchenandi/2016/04/15/bitter-melon-a-healthy-food/
Frozen Ampalaya is watery when use in cooking. It was the first time I have made this recipe from a frozen ampalaya and I was not contented as it was not so crispy as I used to. If you cook this recipe, please use the fresh one. To avoid bitterness of this vegetable, squeeze this sliced veggie with salt.
Thanks for reading. Let me know if you have tried cooking this recipe and how you like it.
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