with Scallops

Prep time: 1 hour    Cook time: 30 minutes    Serves: 4


12 scallops, shelled, roe removed

8 eggs

Fortune Bag Stuffing

100g chicken breast, finely diced

100g green prawns, peeled, de-veined and finely chopped

200g mushroom. finely chopped

225g can sliced water chestnuts, finely chopped

1 stick celery, finely chopped

1/2 bunch coriander roots and leaves, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 green spring onions, finely chopped

2tsp light soy sauce

1tsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

Potato Nests 

500g potatoes, cut finely or grated

2tbs plain flour

Vegetable oil. for deep frying

Dipping Sauce

125ml oyster sauce

60ml hoisin sauce

1tbs water



  1. To make fortune bag stuffing, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with white pepper. Refrigerate until required.
  2. To make potato nests, wash potatoes in a sieve until water runs clear. Dry with absorbent paper.
  3. Place in a bowl with the flour. Season with salt. Toss to combine.
  4. Place a metal strainer in a saucepan or wok of hot oil. Lift out and add a quarter of the potato in the shape of a nest. Dip second smaller strainer in oil and place on top of potato to hold it in place. Lower into oil and fry until golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Season with salt. Repeat to make 4 nests.
  5. To make dipping sauce, whisk all ingredients until smooth.
  6. Whisk eggs and water in a bowl. Season well with salt and white pepper.
  7. Heat a greased non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add a quarter of the egg and swirl pan to cover base and form an omelette. Once set, flip and cook the other side for a minute. Repeat to make 4 omelettes.
  8. To cook filling, heat a greased frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Stir fry filling mixture until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat.
  9. To cook scallops, heat a greased frying pan over high heat. Season scallops all over. Add to pan and cook for 1 minute. Turn and cook for about a further 15 seconds.
  10. Spoon filling into centre of omelettes and gather in sides. Secure with a toothpick to form a ‘bag’. Serve with potato nests topped with scallops and dipping sauce.