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Chinese Egg-White Omelet with Tomatoes

This light omelet is cooked in a wok.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1996

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large ripe red tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 10 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Directions

  1. Heat a wok, without its stand, over high heat for 1 minute. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil, swirling to coat sides of wok. When hot, 1 minute, add tomatoes. Quickly stir until they soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside tomatoes and juices. Rinse wok with hot water; dry.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites with 1 teaspoon salt until foamy, about 1 minute.

  3. Return wok to high heat for 1 minute and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, about 1 minute, scoop up some of it using a large spoon; hold this oil over wok while you pour the whites into wok; immediately pour hot oil onto whites. Cook 1 1/2 minutes. Do not stir; egg whites will puff up. Add tomatoes with their juices in a circular pattern. Continue to cook until eggs are cooked through, 1 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Slide out of wok onto a serving plate, cut into wedges, and serve.

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