Stir Fried Tomatoes with Eggs

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Total Time:
15 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
5 min
2 servings


  • 5 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 5 coins peeled fresh ginger, julienned
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts separated and cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored and cut into 8 wedges
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Rice or Chinese steamed buns (bao), for serving


Beat the eggs with a generous pinch of salt. Set all the ingredients by the side of the stove.

Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Drizzle half the oil around the edge of the wok. Add the ginger and scallion whites and stir-fry until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add the eggs to the wok, pause just long enough to let the edges of the eggs start to set, and then stir-fry into large, soft curds. Slip the eggs out of the wok onto a plate. Wipe out the wok if there is set egg sticking to it.

Re-heat the wok, and then add the remaining oil. Add the tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and sugar and continue stir-frying until soft, about 1 minute. Add the wine and toss to combine. Then add in the scallion greens; drizzle with the sesame oil. Return the eggs to the wok and stir fry, breaking them up if needed to combine with the tomatoes. Add the cilantro and transfer to a bowls or a platter. Serve with rice or Chinese steamed buns.