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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Eggs in a Basket - Hughes Style

Eggs in a Basket - Hughes Style

Estimated cooking/prep time combined: 15 - 20 minutes
Feeds 3 - 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 6 Slices of toast - your choice on what kind
  • 4 oz sliced cheese (Colby jack is nice)
  • 6 eggs
  • 4-6 tablespoons of minced onion (the dried spice type is good, and easy)
  • 3 tablespoons of dried Chives
  • Oil or butter 
First Step: In a large frying pan, heated to medium, add one tablespoon of oil/butter. 
Second Step: Toast the slices of bread to get a gentle browning added. 
Third Step: Cut out a half dollar coin size circle out of the middle of each - if you have a donut shaping set, the smallest one can achieve this really easily for you. 
Fourth Step: Add two slices of toast to the pan (or more if there's room) and crack an egg into the center of each. Try and help the whites stay on top of the toast while the yolk drops into the center hole. 
Fifth Step: Add the onion and chives to this side as it fries. 
Sixth Step: Let the egg cook at least 1 minute, but do not flip until you've tested whether the egg stays put underneath. To test, use your utensil to lift it up slightly - if it breaks and spills some egg onto the pan, set it back down to allow it to cook and seal itself back in. If it does break, flip over. 
Seventh Step: Once flipped, immediately add a slice of your cheese to the cooked side.

Eighth Step: Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

Ninth Step: Flip again onto the cheese side to help the cheese melt further - 15 to 20 seconds - then put on plate to serve.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Heavenly Chicken Alfredo

Heavenly Chicken Alfredo


Estimated cooking/prep time combined: 30 - 45 minutes
Feeds 5 - 8 people

Ingredients

  • ­ 1 Package of angel hair pasta­
  •  2-3 pieces of boneless/skinless chicken breast
  • ­ 1 cup of diced onion
  •  Fresh cilantro - finely diced
  • ­ 2 teaspoons of Basil spice
  • ­ 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • ­ 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ­ 2 jars of Alfredo

First Step: In a large pot, bring the water boiling for the angel hair pasta - follow package instructions for cooking. 
Second Step: Get a large frying pan heated to medium-high with some oil of your choice.

Third Step: Dice up chicken breasts to the size of you choice - preferably 1 inch cube-like shapes or smaller.

Fourth Step: Place defrosted chicken breast pieces in pan and begin cooking thoroughly.

Fifth Step: Add the basil to the chicken.

Sixth Step: While the chicken is cooking, add the Alfredo sauce to the completed angel hair pasta.

Seventh Step: Add in onion, finely diced cilantro, pepper, and salt to the sauce and noodle. Stir.

Eighth Step: Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly, add to the noodles and sauce - mix in well - serve.

Gourmet Hamburgers

Gourmet Hamburgers

Estimated cooking/prep time combined: 30 - 45 minutes
Makes about 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • ­ Your choice of bread­
  •  1 lb of lean ground beef
  •  1 small sweet onion - diced
  •  1 Green Bell Pepper - diced
  • ­ 4 oz of shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • ­ 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ­ 4 oz of sliced Colby Jack Cheese
  • ­ Canola
First Step: In a frying pan, get Canola Oil heated at medium.
Second Step: In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef with the onions, bell pepper, salt, and shredded cheese until evenly distributed.
Third Step: Shape a handful of the beef mixture into a ball, pack tightly. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up.
Fourth Step: Put one ball at a time into the pan, pressing down into a flatter shape of your preference.
Fifth Step: Cook on each side for about 3 to 5 minutes until the center is cooked thoroughly enough for your taste. **Be sure to add the sliced cheese when you've flipped the burger.
Sixth Step: Toast the bread you plan to use (optional).
Seventh Step: With the recently toasted bun, add your patty and serve.

Sloppy Chicki-Joe's

Sloppy Chicki-Joe's

Estimated cooking/prep time combined: 15 minutes
Estimated cooking/prep time including the buns: 3 to 4 hours

Ingredients  

  • ­ 4 Hamburger buns made from the "Traditional Roll Dough" recipe
    • Shaped to be 4 inches in diameter
    • One batch of dough makes 10 to 12 buns; depends on thickness
  • ­ 1 large can of Chicken chunks
  • ­ 4 to 6 oz of Colby Jack Cheese - Shredded
  • ­ 1 small sweet onion diced
  • ­ 2 teaspoons of Oregano spice
  • ­ 1 teaspoon of Apple Wood Smoked Salt
  • ­ 1-2 Tablespoons of Chives
  • ­ 2 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
First Step: In a frying pan, get Canola Oil heated at medium.
Second Step: Add onions to pan.
Third Step: As you are adding the chicken, be sure to break the chunks into shreds.
Fourth Step: Add Oregano, salt, and chives.
Fifth Step: After a few minutes, start stirring the mixture, flipping over sections and using edge of spatula to break up chunks further. Keep the mixture evenly spread on the pan.
Sixth Step: Once the onions are starting to turn transparent, add the cheese to the even mixture evenly. Reduce heat to low.
Seventh Step: Take halved buns and pop in toaster on bagel setting - slightly brown the inner sides.
Eighth Step: Once the layer of cheese is melted on top of the chicken/onion mixture, you can begin adding parts of the layer to your buns.
Ninth Step: With the recently toasted bun, carefully pick up a section at a time to add to a bun.
Tenth Step: Cut sandwich in half and serve hot.


These were really easy to slap together and DELICIOUS!!! Enjoy :)