Recipe: Tomato, Potato, Egg Over Rice or Noodles

October 17th, 2009 § 0 comments

I learned this recipe when I visited my aunt in Hong Kong after college. It’s feels nice to cook for someone you love voluntarily. I am super lazy so this is rare. I’d like to do this more often. Seeing the one you love enjoy the food you cooked so much that they over stuff themselves and lay on the couch afterwards farting is just priceless. 😛

These are guesstimates of the quantities of ingredients for 2 people. You can always adjusts the ingredients as you learn. That’s how my mom always taught me cook.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 medium tomatoes (I like more tomatoes vs potatoes)
  • 1-2 potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves of garlic (or as much as you like, I love garlic, I use a whole bulb)
  • black pepper, salt, sugar (to taste)

Preparation:

In a pot boil enough water to cover your tomatoes. Add the tomatoes in when the water boils and bring it to a boil again and turn off the heat after about a minute. Drain and flush tomatoes with cold water. The skin should break and make the tomatoes a lot easier to peel. Peel and slice the tomatoes into big chunks. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes about little less then 1/2″ wide for fast easy cooking. Chop garlic.

Cooking Directions:

Grease and heat a pan and scramble the eggs, make sure not to over cook, put the egg in a bowl. Using medium heat, I then use the same pan because I am lazy, add some oil, garlic and salt then stir in the potatoes for a minute or so add in enough water to half cover the potatoes. Lower heat, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes in a low simmer. Check on them to see if they are cooked and soft enough after 5 minutes, if not, cook longer, make sure the water does not dry out. When most of the water has evaporated add the tomatoes, stir and cook for a few minutes more, a lot of juice will come out of the tomatoes, you can either cook longer to condense the juice or you can leave it. I like to leave it, it’s great over rice. At this point you can add a bit of sugar to take away the sourness, add a little bit at a time to your taste. The same with the black pepper and salt. Last, stir in the eggs and turn off heat. Serve over rice.

For a noodle option:

I like to prepare the noodles or spaghetti ahead of time and stir it in the mixture the last minute and cook an extra 2-5mins, the extra juices in tomatoes soak into the noodle making it a lot tastier. You can chops some green onions and place them on top for more color and flavor.

It’s a fast, easy, healthy, and hearty meal that takes less then 1/2 hour to prepare. Enjoy! Share with me how it turn out.

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