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Chinese Scrambled Eggs With Chives

Chinese Scrambled Eggs With Chives

This recipe for Chinese scrambled eggs is made with garlic chives. Garlic chives go very nicely with egg, but you can use regular chives as well. This dish typically calls for a large quantity of chives - feel free to reduce the amount to 2 or 3 tablespoons and add other seasonings if desired.


  • 1 1/2 - 2 ounces garlic chives (to make 1/3 cup chopped)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light soy sauce or up to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black or white pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil


Wash and drain the garlic chives. Remove the hard ends and any wilted green leaves at the top and chop into 1-inch lengths until you have 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons).

Lightly beat the eggs. Add the soy sauce or salt, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and pepper.

Heat a heavy skillet on medium high heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, lifting the frying pan so that the oil covers the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the chives. Stir-fry briefly, then add the beaten egg mixture. Reduce the heat to medium and gently scramble the eggs. Remove them from the heat when they are just done but still moist. Serve hot.

Yield: 2-4 Servings

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