'Cheap Eats' Recipes Courtesy of Australian Eggs
With the cost-of-living crisis continuing to squeeze household budgets and no end in sight, being able to feed the family well, but for less, has never been more important.
With a mix of meal time recipes to choose from Australian Eggs has suggestions to feed the whole family on a budget.
Egg Foo Young
COST PER SERVE: $6.14
Prep time: 15minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
- 8 eggs
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1½ tablespoons ginger paste
- 300g pork mince
- 100g white mushrooms, chopped
- 2 cups (160g) shredded Chinese cabbage
- 3 green onions, shredded, plus extra for garnish
- 2 cups (110g) bean sprouts, plus extra to serve
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
- 1 cup (250ml) water
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small non-stick frying pan. Add garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add pork mince and cook, stirring, using a wooden spoon to break up any lumps until browned. Add mushrooms and cabbage and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
- Add green onions and sprouts and cook a further 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a heatproof bowl. Set aside and keep warm. Wipe pan clean.
- Whisk eggs together and season with salt.
- Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add ¼ of the egg mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes, tilting the pan to form a round omelette. Turn over and cook for a further 1 minute or until the egg is set. Turn out onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining oil and eggs to make four omelettes.
- To serve, spoon pork and vegetable mixture on top of omelettes. Drizzle over sauce. Garnish with extra sprouts and green onions. Scatter with sesame seeds.
- Combine soy, hoisin, sesame oil, stock cube and water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add cornflour and cook for 3 minutes or until sauce thickens to a thin gravy consistency.
Tips & Hints:
● Pork mince can be replaced with peeled green prawns or chicken mince.