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Long bean omelette

long bean, omelette, food for toddlers, egg, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe for kids


Source: Adapted and modified from Noobcook

Group A:
5 strands of long beans (note 1)
2 shallots (diced)
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp cooking oil
little bit of water (optional)

Group B:
3 small eggs (about 55g each) (note 2)
1/2 tsp light soy sauce
Cornflour solution (dilute ½ tsp cornflour with a little bit of water) (note 3)
Dash of pepper


  1. Trim both ends of long beans. Wash and dice into ½cm length.
  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, light soy sauce, pepper and cornflour solution. Beat/ whisk with a fork. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add in diced shallots. Sauté until soft and translucent. Add in chopped long beans and stir-fry until they are almost cooked (the beans will look bright green). Add a little bit of water if needed. Season with salt. Then, spread the beans and shallots evenly in a single layer.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Pour in egg mixture from step (2) slowly and in a circular movement. Gently tilt the pan so the egg mixture is well distributed.
  5. Cover with lid and cook the omelette under medium low heat (note 4) for 2 minutes. Move the pan around the stove heat to ensure the omelette is evenly cooked.
  6. Once the top is dry and the underneath is nicely browned, flip it over and cook on the other side for 1 minute uncovered (note 5).
  7. Dish out the omelette and place on a serving plate. Leave to cool slightly before cutting it into 8 wedges (note 6). Serve with rice or congee. It is also good to dip with tomato ketchup as a snack.


  1. You can substitute long beans with green beans.
  2. The specified amount and size of eggs work well with a 26cm non-stick pan.
  3. The cornflour solution makes the omelette soft and fluffy.
  4. This is to prevent the underneath from turning too brown before the egg mixture is set.
  5. To cook the top of the omelette, carefully slide the omelette on a large plate. Hold the plate with one hand and tilt the pan at 45 degree with the other hand. Then flip the omelette over the pan in a quick motion.
  6. I use a pizza cutter to cut out the wedges.

long bean, omelette, food for toddlers, egg, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe for kids

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  1. evelyn says:

    My son favourite dish! He only eat long bean done in this manner.

  2. noobcook says:

    I love the addition of shallots. Yours are so perfectly cut with the pizza cutter … I can eat many bowls of porridge with just this dish. thanks for the link love ♥

  3. The cornflour solution is a good tip. Had no idea it contributed to making the egg light and fluffy. Great photos!

  4. Alice says:

    😀 my childhood favourite dish! Keep up your great job, Mom!

  5. peachkins says:

    great idea for omelette!this will get kids to eat veggies!

  6. Little Inbox says:

    Yours look so neat. Mine’s seldom look nice, hehe…

  7. One of my fav childhood dishes! Lovely presentation 🙂

  8. Ching @ LCOM says:

    Your omelette is so thin, looks like crepe. We love this too.

  9. Joanne says:

    Veggies are so incredibly important to health! This omelette looks delicious!

  10. tigerfish says:

    I can eat lots with porridge too! Yum yum! I remember adding some carrot dices the last time – good as a sneak-in! :p

  11. mycookinghut says:

    This is one of my favourite way to eat eggs!

  12. Veronica says:

    I luv adding long beans into fried rice! 😀 fyi blanch the beans briefly in boiling water can remove the raw taste 😀

  13. This is my hub’s favourite! So good with rice or porridge!

  14. I love long beans but having them in an omelette is new to me. Will have to give this a go!

  15. Alice says:

    THks for sharing, hope my fussy never like veggies boy can accept this dish 🙂

  16. Okay, first of all…those are the cutest chop sticks!! Perfect for kiddos! And this is a great way to combine veggies with protein! Love it!

  17. sweetlife says:

    lovely omelette and great tips for introducing children to veggies..i think patience is key, but it pays off.

  18. I enjoyed reading about how to encourage kids to eat more vegetables. #5 is a great advice and I will follow from tomorrow. #9 I do that all the time. 🙂 Great post and I love your delicious omelette!

  19. deliciously done healthy omelette

  20. gopika says:

    Woww.. thats a delicious looking omelette 😀

  21. Marla says:

    Such a lovely omelette! I like how you incorporated the long beans.

    Cookin’ Canuck and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other side dishes in this weeks Get Grillin’ event posted on both of our blogs. We have a fabulous Ile De France Cheese giveaway. You just need to link up on one site 🙂

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