Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Stir Fried Bean Sprouts with Chives

This is my other way of cooking chives.  Stir-fried it with bean sprouts and dried anchovies (as I don't buy salted fish).  Instead of scallion, I substituted it with chives.  I guess most of the dishes that uses scallion before can be substituted with chives.  In this case, I used more chives than scallion called for in this dish.

So, when you buy a bunch of chives from the supermarket, you can split in into 2-3 dishes along the week.  One is this, the other is the fried chives eggs, and the leftover you can fried noodle or fried rice with it.  Just substitute it in a dish that you would normally uses scallion.  We should eat for our health most of the times and occasionally indulge in something that we know is not so good.


  • A bowl of washed bean sprouts
  • A few bunches of chives, washed and cut into 1.5 inch
  • 1/2 carrot, julienne
  • 1/4 cup of dried anchovies, rinsed in water and drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Few slices of ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. chicken stock granules


1.  Heat up a wok, when heated, add in cooking oil.  Add in dried anchovies, ginger and garlic, fry until fragrant and slightly golden.

2.  Add in carrot, fry until soften, add in bean sprouts and chives, stir-fry quickly to mix.  Add in seasonings, stir-fry well and dish out to serve.


daphne said...

ooo.. Add some salted fish and I will be coming back for 2nds and 3rds!

ICook4Fun said...

This is how my mom like to cook the taugeh too but she always add some fried tofu to it. By the way, I plant the english chives in a pot. Not much care needed and it will come back every year too. You should try it out. Each time you need some just go to the pot and snip some :)

The Cooking Ninja said...

I have not had chives for so long. My mom used to just stir fry it on its own or in omelette. I love it both ways. I have to say that not everyone loves chives. LOL!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Simple but delicious. I eat beansprouts at least once a week. Addictive!! I'll try with anchovies next time ... I always use dried shrimps. ;)

tigerfish said...

In terms of taste, I think chives and scallions are quite different...but appearance?....definitely can be mistaken.

hope chest said...

Nice and healthy food! I love it! Thanks for sharing the idea!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hehe Daphne.

I should try plant it in a pot, Gert. First need to get some seeds and garden soil.

Agreed cooking ninja, not everyone loves chive, it's kinda pungent.

Oh Ju, I haven't tried it with dried shrimps, perhaps I can give that the try next time. :)

Yes Tigerfish, taste is different but look similar and I think it can be interchanged in cooking.

Thanks hope chest and you're welcome.