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Chinese Omelet

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Chinese Omelet
2 Tablespoons corn oil
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup bamboo shoots, diced
1/2 cup water chestnuts, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 cup scallions, slivered
6 eggs, beaten well
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup ham, jullienned
2 to 4 Tablespoons corn oil
1. Heat oil in a wok or deep fry pan and add celery, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts and stir-fry them for one minute. Drain and set aside to cool.
2. Mix salt, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and scallions. Add the eggs, cornstarch, and ham and mix well.
3. Heat two tablespoons oil and fry the omelet until brown, then turn and fry on the other side also until brown. The serve.
Note: You can fry half this mixture first and then use the addtional oil to fry the second half. Doing so makes for a firmer omelet.

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