Bitter melon with eggs

2012-04-27
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  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Bitter melon is an acquired taste! I used to hate it as a child but lately, I can’t get enough of them! Bitter melon works well in a soup or stew or with eggs which balance out the bitterness.

This dish is pretty basic and you can convert it into a vegetarian dish by the omission of ground pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 bitter melon, about 300g
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g ground pork
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

Step 1

Cut the melon in half, lengthwise. Discard the seeds and pulp. Slice about 1mm in thickness.

Step 2

Blanch the melons in boiling water for 3-5 minutes, depending on how much bitterness you want to retain (more cooking time reduces the bitterness but don't overcook the melons to mushiness). Drain the melons

Step 3

Fry the ground pork and discard any fat!

Step 4

Add the melons and beaten eggs and mix well

Step 5

Season with soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper

Step 6

Serve with steamed rice.

Note: the pictures show the vegetarian version.

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