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Stir-Fried Shrimps and Eggs | This classic Chinese dish needs 6 ingredients. YES, eggs can be for dinner too! #stirfry #shrimp #seafood #egg #chineserecipe #easyrecipe #dinner #dinnerrecipe | The Missing Lokness

Stir-Fried Shrimps and Eggs

Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chinese, easy chinese recipe, easy stir-fry, egg, shrimp, stir-fried shrimps and eggs, stir-fry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Lokness


  • 5 ounces medium shrimps (peeled and deveined)
  • Dash of ground white pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 5 large eggs
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil


  • Wash and rinse the shrimps. Pat dried with paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shrimps, 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of white pepper. Set aside and marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  • For the green onion, remove and discard the white part. Finely chopped the green part. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, add eggs and beat until it’s smooth and a little foamy. Add ½ teaspoon salt and half of the green onions. Beat to combine.
  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, warm 3 tablespoons oil. Add shrimps and stir until they’re cooked through, pink and curled up. Transfer the cooked shrimps into the beaten eggs. Keep the oil in the skillet.
  • Add eggs and shrimps to the skillet. Turn off heat. When the eggs start to set in the bottom, gently push the eggs from the side to the center of the skillet and let the runny eggs to fill the pan again. Continue doing this until the eggs can no longer fill the pan. Gently fold the eggs and shrimps for a couple more times. It’s done when about most of the eggs is cooked, but a little bit looks a little moist and undercooked. If needed, turn the heat back up to medium-low. Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of green onion. Serve immediately with steamed rice.


  1. For an even quicker version, buy shrimps that are already peeled and deveined.
  2. White pepper is often used in Chinese cooking. It tastes milder and more earthy than black pepper. You can find it in most Asian supermarket or online.
  3. This is very a simple dish, so every little ingredient matter. If you can find good eggs, use those. It will give the dish more flavors. I like golden fertile eggs from Japanese supermarkets and Vital Farms eggs.