Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stir-fried bean sprouts (taugeh)

This has got to be the fastest and simplest of veggie dishes I've tried. I've always liked this dish and eventhough I knew it was easy to make I didn't dare try it until I had a recipe. 

Lo and behold I came across this recipe in a book called "The Manna - Gastronomical Delights". (A recipe book made up of contributions from Christian women from the Diocese of West Malaysia.). As my camera is not in working mode at the moment (damn!) I can't show off the book cover.

This particular recipe was contributed by a :
Catherin Cheong of St. George's Church in Penang. I have since amended the recipe slightly.

Stir-fried bean sprouts (taugeh)

What you need:
300g bean sprouts - tail removed (I skipped this step ok - no judgement!)
2 red chillies - sliced 
3 pips garlic - sliced
1 bunch spring onions - cut
Salt - according to taste
Cooking oil

What to do:

1) Heat a small amount of oil in a wok
2) Put in the garlic and saute for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
3) Add the bean sprouts, spring onions and chillies.
4) Stir-fry for a minute or two.
5) Add a pinch of salt to season. Turn off heat and serve.

This is all you need besides the bean sprouts itself, salt and cooking oil.

Simple and delish. Recommended to serve with rice and black pepper beef.

1) If you prefer the stir-fried bean sprouts with chunks of salted fish then cut 1 piece of salted fish into small strips and pre-fry. Add it into the stir-fried bean sprouts towards the end.

2) I did not de-seed the chilli. I threw in the sliced chillies with the seeds as we liked the bites of heat that it came with. If you prefer it mild, I suggest removing the chilli seeds.


noobcook said...

looks very good especially served with the black pepper beef. I like to stir fry my taugeh with salted fish.

Ms Me said...

Yum yum...crunchy and perfect. I like it with the firm know like nasi kandar style. Then it will have to be served with curry...drool* Miss ya...when are we meeting in some exotic location!?

sheila billa said...

Hello!Hello! Good way to start the new year... with taugeh!! Was waiting anxiously for your '1st post of the year' reading and trying them out..keep it coming ya!!Looking forward to the next..already

The Sudden Cook said...

noobcook: Yes salted fish gives it an added kick. Agreed.
Ms Me: I like the eyes! Now u got me thinking of nasi kandar food woman!
Sheila billa: Thanks for the kind words. More posts to come!

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