Category Archives: Good Eats

Good Eats! Fried Soft Boiled Egg

(SL)- I’ve always wanted to try one of these after seeing it on the Food Network and never realized it was so easy to make.

Ingredients: 4 eggs (or however many you want to make), flour, Italian bread crumbs, vegetable oil, salt and pepper.

Cooking Instructions: 

  • Soft Boil your eggs for 5-6 minutes, take the eggs out and put them in ice water for about 10-15 mins to cool them all the way down.
  • Take 2 cups of Italian Bread Crumbs, 1 egg and 1 cup of flour put all three in separate bowls.
  • Peel egg place in flour, egg wash and then Italian Bread Crumbs, place back in egg wash and then Italian Bread Crumbs for thick crust.
  • In a small sauce pot, heat 4 cups of oil
  • put egg in hot grease for about 20-30 seconds, rotate to get full egg fried

Repeat for as many eggs as you have, add another egg or bread crumbs if needed and Voila!

 

 

What’s For Dinner? Try this Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes in Garlic Cream Sauce!

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound chicken (chicken breast or tenders)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (thyme, oregano, basil – combined)
5 medium tomatoes, chopped in large cubes
1 cup cooked spinach
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 (maximum 1/2 teaspoon) crushed red pepper flakes
6 bacon strips, COOKED, DRAINED OF FAT, AND CHOPPED
1 and 1/3 cups half and half
1 and 1/3 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded 10 oz
penne pasta (for gluten-free version, use gluten-free brown-rice penne, such as Tinkyada)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated,

NOTE:WHAT IS HALF AND HALF?Half and half is the US milk product that combines half milk half heavy cream (whipping cream) to form a lighter cream (unlike heavy cream). You can easily make it yourself by combining half milk and half heavy or whipping cream. If you live in the UK, half and half would be the equivalent of single cream. Alternatively, you can mix half double cream and half regular milk (if you live in the UK).

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large skillet, on high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil until hot.

Add chicken and cook on one side on high heat for 1 minute. While it cooks, sprinkle the uncooked sides of the chicken with paprika and Italian seasoning. Flip the chicken over, and cook on the other side for 1 minute on high heat. Reduce heat to medium, flip chicken over again and cook, covered, for several minutes until no longer pink in the center. Remove chicken from the pan and keep chicken warm.

To the same pan (but without chicken), add chopped tomatoes, spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper, 1/3 of the chicken (sliced into small strips) and half the bacon (already cooked and drained of fat).
Mix everything.
Add half and half and bring to boil. Only after half and half starts boiling, add grated Parmesan cheese – immediately reduce to simmer and stir, while simmering, until the cheese melts and makes the sauce creamy, only about 1 minute (at most 2 minutes).
Then, immediately remove from heat.

Season with more crushed red pepper and salt, if needed.

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In the mean time bring a large pot of water to boil, add pasta and cook it according to instructions. Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water and drain again.Add pasta to the skillet with the sauce.

Add remaining half of bacon (cooked and drained of fat).

Season with more salt if necessary. Slice the remaining 2/3 of chicken into thin strips.

To serve, top the pasta with chicken strips and grated Parmesan cheese.

Notes

NOTE: Based on numerous comments, I have corrected the amount of crushed red pepper flakes from 1 tablespoon to 1/4, maximum 1/2 teaspoon. Also, as I was correcting this, I realized that my recipe originally said “crushed red pepper”, and it should’ve said “crushed red pepper FLAKES”.

What’s For Dinner? Forbes Bistro Has The Tastiest Crab Cakes

 

(SL) – I love good food. We all do :). Eddie Forbes has been perfecting his craft for awhile and his food makes my mouth water. I plan on sharing several recipes with you guys, but I thought we would start with his famous Crab Cakes! Too bad the screen isn’t a scratch-n-sniff..but you can try to whip some up for yourself! 11705126_10208020551418047_3300213319833865322_nINGREDIENTS:  

16 oz Lump crab meat

1 egg

Table spoon of mayo

2 table spoons of black pepper

Table spoon of finely chopped parsley

Half a table spoon of thyme

Half a table spoon of sea salt

1/4 cup of seasoned bread crumbs1978748_10208393825069655_1285530577908098140_nPREPARATION:

Mix mayo and egg Add dry ingredients not including bread crumbs

Gently toss lump crab meat with mixture

Add bread crumbs and toss with crab meat.

12308563_10208203977803592_7847015324484067115_nCOOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.  Remove from refrigerator. Form crab cakes place on baking sheet and place in oven at 425 for 10 to 15 minutes.  Remove, serve with a butter garlic sauce  and enjoy!