Last week, my mum and sister arrived in the UK and it has been great to spend some quality time together. My mum loves to cook Chinese meals and spending time with her reminded me of her cautions to eat eggs in moderation. She has always told me to just eat the egg white and leave the yolk as the yolk contains too much cholesterol. My mum has high cholesterol and this was the advice given to her by her dietician.
Mums always like to have the last word and so I can’t ever win by reasoning with her. But in fact, egg yolks are packed with goodness like calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamine, B6, folate, pantothenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, B12, vitamins A, D and E. There is an extensive list of nutrients just in the egg yolk itself. On the other hand, egg whites are only packed with proteins and water.
Needless to say, today I am cooking this egg dish just to please my mum and also my children. They both hate to eat egg yolk. So to get them to eat a bit of egg yolk, I made this egg white in egg omelette for them.
- 5 Eggs
- Soya sauce
- Oyster sauce
- Sesame oil
1. Boil one egg, peel the shell and chop them into tiny bits. Leave them aside to let it cool. 2. Whisk 4 eggs, add a pinch of pepper, a few drops of soya sauce, a tablespoon of oyster sauce and a few drop of sesame oil. 3. Pour the mixture into the mini sauce pan, wait for a while before adding the chopped boiled eggs and cover it with the mixture again.
4. Flip it over to cook on the other side.
This is my finished result, hidden egg white in the egg omelette. Hope you all like it!