Bitter Melon and Egg Stir Fry in Black Bean Sauce
1 bitter melon .
2 eggs, lightly beaten.
½ teaspoon salt.
2 tablespoon oil.
3 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), minced.
1 tablespoon black bean garlic sauce.
Prepare the bitter melon by first cut the melon in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out the seeds. The, cut into thin 1 cm slices.
To remove the bitterness, place the melon slices in a mixing bowl, and sprinkle with 2 to 3 tablespoon of salt, then massage the salt gently in to the melon. Let rest for 15 minutes, then wash and drain to remove the salt and bitterness.
In another bowl, lightly beat eggs and the ½ teaspoon of salt together. Set aside.
Heat oil in a frying pan on high heat, sauté garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the black bean sauce, mix well, and cook for another 1 minute.
Add the bitter melons into the pan, mix well, cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then pour the eggs into the pan. Once the eggs start to become less runny, give it a quick stir. And once the eggs set, turn off heat and serve immediately.