Judy's Egg Foo Yong

75 mins (prep 30, cooking 45)
13 ingredients
4 servings
This is a recipe I developed from an idea that I found in a goofy 'Working Woman's Cookbook' that my Mom gave me after my first daughter was born in 1981. I found it to be a lifesaver because we were so low on cash and I could use cheap ingredients and leftover meat. I've changed the original recipe so much that I'm not going to even give it credit, as far as naming the book. I've used just about any type of meat in this that you can imagine. I even used leftover Christmas goose one year! Our favorites though are turkey and ham, but chicken is great in this as well. Do this by 'feel', you don't want it to be too 'eggy' or the patties will spread too much in the pan. The sauce is really easy to double as the ingredients are all in 'ones'....one cup of broth to one tablespoon of soy sauce to one tablespoon of cornstarch to one tablespoon of water. The original recipe called for lots of canned ingredients but I use fresh when I have the time and inclination. When I do use the fresh, I parboil the bean sprouts and saute the mushrooms a bit, but don't use any oil. I suggest doubling the sauce recipe and serving this with whatever type of rice you like. I've tried doing this in a non-stick skillet with spray on oil but it just doesn't work, the patties fall apart. This freezes really well and I'm adding my tips for that. My kids have been after me to post this recipe, they must think I'm going to die soon, or something.

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Serving Size (218.26 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 56.0 Calories from Fat 6.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.67g 4.13%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1.94%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 217.68mg 36.28%
Total Carbohydrate 9.27g 12.36%
Dietary Fiber 0.56 g 8.94%
Sugars 1.05 g %
Protein 6.1g 48.79%
Vitamin A 1.98IU% Vitamin C 39.44mg%
Calcium 20.94mg% Iron 1.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced water chestnuts, cooked chicken, chicken bouillon cube, cold water, cooked rice