Stir-Fried Mustard Greens with Eggs & Garlic


In this simple egg-and-mustard-greens stir-fry recipe, Chinese greens are cooked with garlic, ginger and chile. Serve these sautéed greens alongside other Asian dishes. Fried baby anchovies or bonito flakes are a traditional garnish. Look for them in Asian specialty markets.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon shredded fresh ginger

  • 1 fresh red chile pepper, sliced

  • 2 large eggs

  • 10-12 ounces Chinese mustard greens, chopped (about 1 bunch)

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or oyster sauce, plus more to taste

  • 1 pinch ground white pepper

  • Crispy fried baby anchovies or bonito flakes for garnish


  1. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottom carbon-steel wok or large cast-iron skillet over high heat until it just starts to smoke. Add oil, followed by garlic, ginger and chile. Cook, stirring, until the garlic starts looking golden brown on the edges, about 1 minute.

  2. Crack eggs into the pan and scramble for a few seconds. Add mustard greens and stir to combine with the egg mixture. Season with fish (or oyster) sauce and pepper and cook just to wilt the greens, 1 to 3 minutes. Serve topped with crispy fried baby anchovies (or bonito flakes), if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 2386IU 48%
Vitamin C 67mg 74%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 29mg 7%
Potassium 357mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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