Xapau chien nung poan moan.
(Preserved turnip cake.)
Preserved turnip with egg omelte is easy and delicious country recipe. It is one of my favorite childhood foods. Each time, I make this dish I always remember the time I was 7 or 8 years old, when my parent took me to the village to visit my father's great aunt. There was not much food in her house but few jars of pickle fish *pahok*, preserved turnip *xa pau* and mustard green pickle*spee chrout*. My father's great uncle was going to kill one of his geese to cook dinner for us, but I cried. My father's great aunt assured to me that they will not kill that geese. Instead she whipped up a delicious dinner for us from what she got in the house including this fabulous recipe. I was very happy. Do you know that geese is the best house watch? Mine makes a lot of noise to alert us when someone is on our property, and chase after anyone who she doesn't know, or doesn't like. :)
- Ingredients :
- ½ Teaspoon sugar
- 4 Eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Whole preserve turnip, approx 4 0z, soaked in warm water, rinsed, drained and julienne
- 3 Stalks green onion, chopped
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- Procedures :
Put sugar with beaten egg, stirs well and set a side.
Pre heat a non-stick skillet or wok with high temperature.
When skillet is hot, add oil, garlic and preserve turnip, stirs well.
Add green onion and black pepper, stirs well.
Pour and spreads egg mixture evenly over preserve turnip that shape like pancake.
Turn down temperature and cooked till the bottom side golden brown, flip cake over and continue to cook till egg done.
Serve hot with rice and sweet fish sauce.
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