Plate Full of Luck (Fried Eggs with Spicy Minced Pork)

15 minutes
10 minutes
Recipe developed for BC Egg by

Welcome luck into your home with this Plate Full of Luck! The minced pork represents a pile of treasure on a golden plate of eggs and is sure to help you feel wealthy and lucky in all your endeavours!


  • 6 tablespoons water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil
  • 5 oz (145 g) minced or ground pork
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) spicy chili bean sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger
  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms, reconstituted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) rice cooking wine


  1. In a small bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons (60 mL) water with 2 tablespoons (30 mL) cornstarch until blended. In another bowl, whisk eggs. Add cornstarch mixture and whisk to combine.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add egg mixture and fry on low, without stirring, until cooked through and golden coloured. Remove from the pan onto a plate.
  3. Fry pork in the same pan until it turns white and is cooked through. Add chili bean sauce and sugar; stir well. Add garlic, ginger, mushrooms, soy sauce, and rice wine. Stir fry until fragrant.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons (30 mL) water with remaining 1 tablespoon (15 mL) cornstarch. Add to the pork mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens.
  5. Pour pork mixture over the fried eggs, cut into quarters and serve.


If desired, add white pepper and sesame oil to taste and garnish with chopped green onions.

Looking to save a bit of time? Use jarred minced garlic and ginger!


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