French beans with egg recipe

Here’s another simple home-cooked vegetable dish. 🙂 This goes very well with a piping hot bowl of porridge though rice would do too!

I like to slice the french beans really thinly. If you’re new to cooking and meal preparation, and you’re not so well versed with the knives in your kitchen yet, you may need some time to slice the french beans. Other than that, I don’t think this dish is difficult to master at all. In fact it’s quite forgiving because french beans don’t cook very fast so you don’t have to be afraid of overcooking it too quickly and you can leisurely taste for done-ness of the vegetable as you cook it over the stove.

French Beans with egg recipe

French beans with egg
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 2
  • 2 handfuls of french beans / 1 packet from NTUC (sliced thinly diagonally)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • fish sauce/ light soy sauce to taste
  • 100ml water/stock
  • 2 teaspoons oil
Season the egg with:
  • ½ teaspoon light soy sauce
  • a dash of sesame oil
  • a dash of ground white pepper
  1. Snap off both ends of the french beans and pull off as much of the 'fiber' as possible in the process.
  2. Wash the french beans then slice thinly, diagonally.
  3. Fry the garlic in the oil in the wok.
  4. Add the french beans and stirfry for 1 minute.
  5. Add in water/stock and simmer the french beans till cooked and there's not much water/stock left.
  6. Add fish sauce/ light soy sauce to taste.
  7. Swirl in the beaten egg bit by bit over the french beans.
  8. When the egg is cooked through, dish and serve.
For toddler's consumption:

Cut french beans into shorter segments

Simple, isn’t it? 🙂

For the full list of egg-related recipes on the blog, please check out the Egg Dishes Index on the blog.


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