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Loofah egg and pancetta stir fry

This blog post is about a recipe on loofah, egg, and pancetta stir fry. Lufa or also called loofah yes the same ones that you use as a sponge when it’s young it is edible. It is available to buy in decent Asian grocers or grown in an allotment. Lufa or Loofah comes from a gourd family almost the same as bottle gourd but it tastes slightly different. So the recipes that work with bottle gourd will work loofah. on its own it has a bland taste, therefore, some flavoring needs to be added.

loofah egg and pancetta
loofah stir fry

The skin of the Loofah needs to be peeled first before cooking as it is too tough to eat. It can be cook with a bottle gourd using glass noddles and dried prawns instead. Here is a link to my recipe on it. This is just another method to cook Loofah guard. This stir fry is great to serve as a main dish or side dish on top of a bed of rice.

Loofah can be bought from Asian grocers during the summer season. Sometimes all year round if they are imported from abroad.

Loofah, egg, and pancetta stir fry recipe

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 medium loofah
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 90 grams diced pancetta
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp low salt soy sauce

INSTRUCTIONS 

Prepare and chop the ingredients

  • Like cooking all stir-fries prepare and chop the ingredients ahead of cooking. Although if you are quick or cook the first ingredients on low heat you might just get away by preparing the rest of the ingredients while cooking.Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Peel and dice the loofah.

Cook the stir fry

  • In a wok or frying pan heat up 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Fry the egg like a scrabble egg as you want to cook the egg separately to prevent it going mushy. Take it off the pan. Heat up the rest of the oil. Fry the chop onion after 1-2 minutes once it begins to soften add the garlic. Fry it on medium heat as you don’t want to burn the onion and garlic. then add the pancetta till the oil in the pancetta begins to sizzle add the diced loofah. Cook till the loofah begins to soften add the seasoning and finally the egg.

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loofah egg pancetta stir fry

Loofah, egg and pancetta stir fry

Cooking loofah stir fry
Prep Time 30 mins
Course dinner, Lumch, Side Dish
Cuisine asian, Chinese
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • wok or frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium loofah
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 90 grams diced pancetta
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp low salt soy sauce

Instructions
 

Prepare and chop the ingredients

  • Like cooking all stir-fries prepare and chop the ingredients ahead of cooking. Although if you are quick or cook the first ingredients on low heat you might just get away by preparing the rest of the ingredients while cooking.
    Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Peel and dice the loofah.

Cook the stir fry

  • In a wok or frying pan heat up 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Fry the egg like a scrabble egg as you want to cook the egg separately to prevent it going mushy. Take it off the pan.
    Heat up the rest of the oil. Fry the chop onion after 1-2 minutes once it begins to soften add the garlic. Fry it on medium heat as you don't want to burn the onion and garlic. then add the pancetta till the oil in the pancetta begins to sizzle add the diced loofah. Cook till the loofah begins to soften add the seasoning and finally the egg.
Keyword Asian recipe, chinese, stir fry


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