Stir-Fried Luffa Gourds with Eggs Recipe

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Leela Punyaratabandhu

Note: Luffa gourd also goes by angled gourd, angled luffa, ridged gourd, or Chinese okra. To roll-cut, peel luffa and slice off a 1-inch piece at a bias. Roll luffa 90 degrees and cut another piece off. Continue rolling and cutting until you reach the end.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 1 pound luffa gourds, peeled and roll-cut into 1-inch pieces (see notes)

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • Fish sauce, to taste

  • White pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add garlic and stir-fry until light brown and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add gourds and 2 teaspoons fish sauce to pan. Stir and cook until lightly softened, about 1 minute. Add eggs. Cook, stirring, until eggs are barely set, about 1 minute longer. Season to taste with more fish sauce if desired. Transfer to a plate and dust with white pepper. Serve with rice.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
174 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 667mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 30mg 151%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 702mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)