Friday, April 24, 2009

Bittergourd Omelette

I like bittergourd but the family don't. I will take the opportunity to cook it when i have company who enjoys the bittergourd as much as i do. This dish must be Hakka cos strangely my friends who love them are Hakka.
There are 2 types of bittergourd, one which is long and the other is a smaller fruit which is very much bitter. In choosing a less bitter fruit, that is the bigger ones, choose one which is pale and has bigger bumps. .

1 bittergourd - cut into half and remove the seeds.
1 tsp salt
3 large eggs - beat lightly
1 clove garlic chopped
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying

Slice the thinly and marinate with 1 tsp of salt. Leave aside for at least 10 minustes.
Squeeze the marinated sliced bittergourd, to remove as much liquid as possible.
Wash the bittergourd under tap water and drain dry.
Heat wok with 2 tbsp oil and when oil is hot, add in the chopped garlic and the bittergourd. Stir fry until bittergourd is cooked.
Add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper to the beaten eggs.
Pour eggs over bittergourd and fry until eggs are set and brown.
Serve hot.


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