Egg foo young, also spelled egg foo yong, egg fu yung, egg fooyung, and egg furong, literally means “lots of eggs”. This gluten free egg foo young is prepared with eggs, vegetables, and meat or shellfish, if desired. You can add your favorite vegetables or traditional bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, sliced cabbage, or mushrooms, to name a few ideas. Water chestnuts or bamboo shoots add a delightful texture. What makes it distinctly different from frattata (its Italian cousin) is the sauce it is served with.
Note: If you are sensitive to trace amounts of gluten, do not consume mushrooms. They are often grown on wheat though they usually test well below 20 parts per million.
In Chinese Indonesian cuisine it is served with sweet and sour sauce and peas. Otherwise it is served with a savory sauce containing soy sauce and rice wine or sherry. You will find a recipe for each below along with brands of ingredients for your convenience.
This gluten free egg foo young cooks in no time at all, making it an easy gluten free meal for busy weeknights or an impromptu brunch or lunch.