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Snake Bean and Egg Stir Fry

When I was small, I remember my Grandpa going to the market and brought home fresh produce and my Grandma busy preparing dishes in the kitchen. My Grandpa passed away when I was only 5 years old, but somehow that image sticks with me for the rest of my life, I guess sweet things have a way to stay with you forever huh? Grandma passed away when I was a bit older, around 9 years old I guess, and I have a bit more fun memories to treasure. I apologize for being a bit nostalgic, but this dish really reminds me of those carefree childhood days. On a happier note, if you are pressed for time and really need to prepare something for lunch or dinner, this snake bean and egg stir fry is definitely a winner.

Snake Bean and Egg Stir Fry

Snake Bean and Egg Stir Fry

Snake Bean and Egg Stir Fry

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

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  • 200 gram snake bean, cut into 1 cm lengths
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a wok/frying pan on high heat. Stir fry the garlic for 2 minutes or until the color starts to turn golden brown and fragrant.
  2. Add the snake bean and cook for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring.
  3. Pour the beaten egg and quickly break off any lump with the spatula. Stir fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the water, add salt, sugar, and ground pepper. Cook on high heat until almost all the water has evaporated. Turn off the heat, transfer to a nice serving plate/bowl and serve immediately.
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  • Diana lam Diana lam says:

    Agree with you that snake beans and eggs make a lovely dish. To push it up a notch, I usually cook a about 300 gms of kings prawns to go with snake beans and eggs. Yum!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Great suggestion Diana! I think I am going to follow suit ;)

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