A few days ago, I was absent-mindedly flipping through a cookbook, in much the following fashion:
"Hmmm... Hmmm... Egg marinade... Hmmm... What??! Egg Marinade?? What on God's green earth is an egg marinade??"
Having thus read about an egg marinade and been jolted awake by the concept, I of course had to make one...
It turned out to be a true marinade, with all the poignancy of marinade flavor, along with the buoyancy of a bit of egg white to keep the marinade clinging to it's more substantial food partner - crisp-tender stir fried cabbage, in this case...
Stir-Fried Cabbage with an Egg Marinade
2 egg whites, beaten 4 tsp cornstarch 1/2 cup water 6 T oyster sauce 6 cups shredded cabbage 2 T canola oil 3 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste
~ In a small bowl, whisk together the beaten egg whites, cornstarch, water, and oyster sauce. ~ Fold the cabbage into the egg marinade, and set aside. ~ In a preheated wok over high heat, add the canola oil and garlic, and stir fry for 30 seconds. ~ Add the cabbage, reduce the heat to medium-high, and stir fry until the cabbage is crisp tender. ~ Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve warm!
*For the Vegan Version, (aka an eggless egg marinade :-) replace the oyster sauce with soy sauce, and replace the egg by increasing the cornstarch to 2T!