薑絲麻油蛋 (Jiāng sī má yóu dàn) is about as simple a recipe as a recipe can get. After all it is just a slightly fancied up fried egg. It is quick and easy, which means it meets my requirements for the amount of time I want to spend in the kitchen in these dog days of summer. So if you are looking for a simple homestyle Taiwanese recipe this is a good one.
To be honest I learned of this “dish” from the Taiwanese drama 我的自由年代 (Wǒ de zì yóu nián dài) or “In a Good Way”. Which I have to admit I rather enjoyed, it was a little better and a little more mature than the average Taiwanese drama (IMHO). And it sent me looking for this recipe.
- 3 eggs
- 15 g. shredded ginger
- 3 T. sesame oil
- dash of salt
- 1/4 c. rice wine
- Heat a skillet over medium low heat, add 3 T. of sesame oil to the pan. Fry the eggs until just set, sunny side up. Remove the eggs to a plate. (If you use a wok add 1 T. of sesame oil and fry one egg, then repeat)
- Next add the shredded ginger to the pan, fry until fragrant. Add the rice wine and return the eggs to the pan. Add a dash of salt (omit if your rice wine is salted). Fry until the rice wine has mostly evaporated.
- Remove the eggs and ginger to a plate and pour the remaining liquid from the pan over the eggs.