Student Recipe for Exam Time

I was talking with my neighbour this week and I was reminded that it is exam time. Her daughter is in her first year at Kent University; I take a particular interest in her progress because I too attended Kent University, a few years ago, well ok truthfully quite a few years ago.

I remember at exam time being so busy studying that when it came to eating I needed something quick, but filling. Eggs are cheap and very nutritious and when at university I made up this recipe to replace the chinese takeaway I wanted but could afford. It is the perfect quick, easy recipe for students to add to their meal plan.

Egg Foo Yung or Chinese Omelette.


  • 100g frozen mixed veg
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp five spice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Microwave or boil the mixed vegetables as per instructions on packet.
  2. Heat a large frying pan, add oil and brown the onion.
  3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk with the water, salt, pepper, five spice and soy sauce.
  4. Add the mixed vegetables to the frying pan, stir to combine with the onion.
  5. Once the onion and vegetables are sizzling (add more oil if necessary), pour in the egg mixture.
  6. Stir the egg a couple of times, turn down the heat and allow the eggs to cook until they become firm.
  7. When the egg is cooked through remove to a paper towel, if you have any, to drain and then serve with noodles, rice or even simply with bread.

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