Scrambled Eggs with Ginger Tomato Sauce

The other day I was doing the shopping list and realized that I had both eggs and tomatoes (among other things) that needed to be used rather quickly.

I decided I needed something new and interesting…. so I googled it.

I don’t know what subsequent pages had to offer but the entire first page was taken up with ‘Chinese Eggs with Tomato Ginger Sauce’.

As luck would have it I had a piece of ginger languishing in a basket as well.

Thus are recipes born….

As usual, I had to modify it as the recipes I looked at were for main courses being served over rice for 4 or 6 people.

I wanted a first course for 2 people.

But the idea was there and we were both quite pleased with the results…. But I think I will double the ginger next time.

Scrambled Eggs with Ginger Tomato Sauce

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 medium or 1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame or walnut oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp maizena (cornstarch) mixed with 2 tsp ketchup 

Scrambled Eggs with Ginger Tomato Sauce


  • Fry shallot in oils in a small nonstick skillet until tender.
  • Whisk eggs well. Add to shallots and fry briefly, breaking up with a spatula.
  • Remove eggs when almost, but not completely, cooked. Put into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add ginger and tomatoes to skillet and cook until tomato starts to break down and form a sauce, 7 – 10 minutes..
  • Stir in cornstarch / ketchup mixture and cook until thickened.
  • Return eggs to skillet, breaking up any large portions and gently fold into sauce.
  • When heated through, serve.

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That’s all for today…. I’m sick and tired.

No, that is not going to be followed by a prepositional phrase. It’s a simple statement of fact.

I have a bad cold and went for a long bike ride today.

In my defense, my colds have always been short but intense. As this was Day 3 I cleared myself for exercise.

As it was a beautiful day a bike ride seemed in order. Besides, we couldn’t go tomorrow as that is my 12K walk day….

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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