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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Loofah Egg Mee Sua 【絲瓜蛋酥麵線】



A parent from my son A's Chinese school gave me a seedling of loofah in spring. It took the plant a very long time to bloom and I almost thought that there will not be any harvest this year. 

The plant finally bloomed and bear fruits sometimes end of summer/beginning of fall. Homegrown loofah is so tender and tasty and I made so many different dishes with it. One of my favorite ways to cook loofah is this Mee Sua soup, quick, simple yet very hearty in this cold weather, a perfect way to use my last two loofah of the season!

春天种下的丝瓜在我左顾右盼几个月之后终于在夏末开花结果了, 自己种的丝瓜非常鲜嫩好吃。有天跟我妈聊天时她说丝瓜煮面线最好吃了,刚好冰箱里还存着收成的最后两根丝瓜,就拿来做了丝瓜蛋酥面线,今年的丝瓜收成就算完美收官了~~




Ingredients:
1-2 Loofah (depending on the sizes)
2 bunches of Mee Suah (Thin noodles)
2 eggs (Beaten with little salt and about 1/8 tsp of Chinese Cooking wine)
1 tbsp of dried shrimps 
1/4 cup of cooking oil
A pinch of pepper powder
2 tbsp of fried shallots and some shallot oil for garnishing

材料:
1-2 根 丝瓜 (视大小而定)
2 把 面线
2 只 鸡蛋 (加一点料酒和食盐打散)
1 大勺 虾米/虾干 
1/4 杯 食油
几滴麻油
一点胡椒粉
另 2 大勺 红葱头油和葱酥




1. Peel and cut loofah into pieces around 1 cm in thickness. Soak dried shrimp in hot water for 5 minutes, drained.

2. Heat 1/4 cup of cooking oil up, slowly drip beaten egg into hot oil to form small droplets. Fry the egg drops until golden in color, take out and remove excess oil.  I also made some fried shallots for garnishing later.

1. 把丝瓜削皮切块备用。虾米泡热水五分钟取出沥干备用。

2. 把鸡蛋加点料酒和盐打散,锅里热上1/4杯食油,把鸡蛋液慢慢地滴到热油里炸酥后沥干油备用。我也顺便做了点红葱头油和红葱酥。


3. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pot, add dried shrimps and fry until fragrant, add loofah and cook for 2-3 minutes, add water and bring to boil, season with salt and cook until loofah become tender.

4. Bring a small pot of water to boil to cook Mee Sua, this thin noodle cooks very fast, it takes only about 1-2 minutes in rolling boil water, drain and place the noodle in a bowl with the loofah soup we just made. Add the fried egg drops, fried shallot with some shallot oil and a pinch of pepper powder. Serve hot.

3. 锅里热上一大勺食油把虾米爆香,加入丝瓜煸炒2-3分钟后加水煮滚,加盐调味再稍微煮至丝瓜变软即可。

4. 另取一只小锅煮滚半锅水把面线烫熟,面线很容易煮熟,煮的时间大约1-2分钟即可。捞出面线放到碗里,加上刚刚煮好的丝瓜汤,铺上蛋酥和一些葱头油和葱酥即可上桌。

记得趁热吃哦! 



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