Bitter melon with eggs2012-04-27
- 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.
- 1 bitter melon, about 300g
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 200g ground pork
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- pinch of sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Cut the melon in half, lengthwise. Discard the seeds and pulp. Slice about 1mm in thickness.
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
Fry the ground pork and discard any fat!
Add the melons and beaten eggs and mix well
Season with soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper
Serve with steamed rice.
Note: the pictures show the vegetarian version.