Many believe that egg is a good choice for a quick meal when you are busy as cooking with eggs often takes less time and you still have a nutrious and palatable meal.
Fried egg is a very basic dish in almost every cuisine. The Vietnamese way is also very simple. Many people, especially teenagers and young adults who don’t know cooking at all or who are not confident about their cooking skills, still can claim they can make a good fried egg dish.
Cooking fried eggs – Vietnamese way – requires only two additional ingredients: fish sauce (of course) and green onions – to mix in with eggs. If the cooks are not skillful, and not finical about their food, they can just fry the eggs until done on both sides. Some prefer to roll the eggs, doing more sophisticated work so you can serve this dish even when there is guest visiting home.
All what you need are eggs, chopped green onions, fish sauce and oil to fry. The quantity depends on how much you want to make. For two people, I often do with three eggs, using 1/2 tbs fish sauce and 3 tbs chopped green onions.
I prefer separating the green and white parts of the onion, frying the white parts first before adding the eggs mixture mixed with green parts. When the white parts are fragrant, pour just enough egg mixture to make a thin layer, which makes it easier to roll. This also depends on the size of the frying pan you are using. The bigger the pan, the more egg mixture you can fry at a time.
Hope you will try making this fried egg and enjoy.