"How does a fried omelet with gravy on top sound? Get hooked on this easy Chinese-American dish from back in the day." –Rach

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Sauce
Omelets

Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, mix all the ingredients for the sauce except the cornstarch. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and about 1/4 cup warm water, then whisk into the saucepan. Bring to a bubble over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until the sauce thickens and the flavors meld, about 10 minutes. 

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  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, soy sauce, and 1 tbsp. sesame oil. Stir in the bean sprouts, water chestnuts, scallions, snow peas, and chile. 

  • In a small nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp. peanut oil, one turn of the pan, over medium-high. Add a quarter of the eggs (about 1 cup). Cover and cook until the omelet puffs up and the bottom is browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the omelet over and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes more. Slide the omelet onto a plate. Repeat with more peanut oil and the remaining eggs. 

  • Serve the omelets topped with the sauce.

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