Ginger Omelette

Ginger Omelette is one of my favourite home cooked dish. I enjoyed this dish during my confinement month where I had to consume lots of ginger. Check here for the property of ginger.

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The aroma of ginger and sesame oil make this dish very appetizing.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 big nob of ginger, approximately 3 inches or more
  • a dash of soy sauce
  • a dash of white pepper powder
  • a tablespoon of sesame oil and a little cooking oil

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You may substitute the ginger with caramelized onions or chopped salted radish for other Chinese style omelette.

Click on the link below for the instructions.

Instructions

IMG_6494Peel the ginger by scraping the skin off with a spoon. I find that this is the most effective way to ginger.Thinly slice the ginger and then cut them into match sticks.
IMG_6495Break the eggs into a medium bowl. Season with soy sauce and white pepper. Beat the eggs but do not overmix. Ben likes the omelette with some streaks of whites.
IMG_6497In a non stick frying pan, dry fry the ginger until they are almost dry.
IMG_6499Add some cooking oil and sesame oil as if you use only sesame oil, it will smoke very quickly as the smoking point of sesame oil is quite low.Fry until the ginger is brown but not burnt.
IMG_6500Add the egg mixture and try to distribute the ginger evenly. Lift the edges of the omelette to allow more runny eggs to set.
IMG_6502I usually flip the omelette by sliding it onto a large plate and then slide back the omelette with the uncooked side down back to the frying pan.

Do not overcook the omelette as you want a moist omelette and not a dry one. We usually serve this as one of side dish with steamed rice.

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  1. Does ginger really help after you’ve had a baby? My friend just had a baby boy yesterday afternoon and I’m putting together a package for her to take care of herself.

  2. Eating lots of eggs during confinement month is a traditional chinese way. I have no idea about ginger. Anyway it helps to cook eggs.

  3. I love ginger but I never thought of adding them onto eggs.

  4. I understand ginger is believed to help healing and rid body of ‘tok’ (poison) after birth. Chinese seem to perceive the after-birth and blood as poisonous and needs to be gotten rid of ASAP. There is of course good rationale to stop bleeding and to assure that no part of the after-birth remains in the uterus.

    There is however literature to suggest caution in use of ginger after birth if you are Chinese and breast feeding. Ginger does get into the milk. It can cause jaundice in the newborn if he/she has G6PD (Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase) deficiency, a fairly common condition among Chinese.

    Regarding omelets, I learnt that adding a teaspoon of corn starch in a Teaspoon of water for every 2 eggs helps give the omelet a soft and ‘smooth’ center.

    I enjoy reading stuff on this site.

    Kwan

  5. Mistake in my last post. I meant Tablespoon of water and not teaspoon. Sorry.

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