Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken
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Sounds really good, a must try for me.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken
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Sounds really good, a must try for me.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the fish sauce, garlic, curry powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, mix together. Add the chicken and mix to coat the chicken.
  2. In a skillet, mix together the 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of water over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then cook without stirring until the mixture develops a deep amber color, remove from heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of water, pour this into a small, you just made a simple form of caramel.
  3. Now heat a wok or wok pan on medium high heat, add the oil until just before smoking hot, add the lemongrass, shallot, and chilies and stir fry until fragrant, then add the chicken and caramel you made and stir fry until the the chicken is cooked through, just a matter of minutes, and the sauce is slightly thickened.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with spring onion if desired. Serve with hot cooked rice.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 45 Baht for the chicken. For 4 servings, this is about 34 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Chilied Bacon and Potato Hash

Chilied Bacon and Potato Hash
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Potato, bacon, onions cooked as a hash with cumin and chili powder, drop a couple of eggs on the top and cover to let them set, just a little, excellent! I made this on 19 Sep 2016 and this is a keeper! My Thai wife took one bite and gave me 2 thumbs up!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Chilied Bacon and Potato Hash
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Potato, bacon, onions cooked as a hash with cumin and chili powder, drop a couple of eggs on the top and cover to let them set, just a little, excellent! I made this on 19 Sep 2016 and this is a keeper! My Thai wife took one bite and gave me 2 thumbs up!
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Using a large heavy bottom pan, cast iron would be ideal, Add the butter and a splash of olive oil, set on medium to medium low heat, add in the diced onion, shallot, and chopped bacon, stir this once in a while and as you are dicing the potatoes add them to the pan. add potatoes until the pan is near full, they will cook down as well.
  2. As the potatoes cook, sprinkle in the cumin, chili powder, and black pepper, stir the potatoes occasionally.
  3. When the potatoes are tender, spread the potatoes out fairly flat and start dropping in eggs. I used 6 eggs but one yolk broke, when that happens it just sinks down into the hash like the whites do. Sprinkle some black pepper on the eggs (cannot have enough black pepper).
  4. Cover for a few minutes and check on the eggs, whites should be set in the hash, and the eggs should be a nice sunny side up.
  5. Serve. Not a great looking dish plated, but the taste is outstanding!
Recipe Notes

Easy meal for under $1 per person.

For options, instead of bacon, use sausage, breakfast sausage, ham, or a little of each! Add some chopped red, yellow, or green bell pepper, or even some hot sauce splashed on. Can also beat the eggs first and just pour into the pan over the hash and cover and cook to see the eggs, or place (oven proof pan keep in mind) in the oven and broil. Totally up to you.

My cast iron pan of choice is my 12 inch pan I located here in Thailand, and I am very satisfied with quality. Have a look if you are looking to buy a cast iron pan: Raro Cast Iron Pans they even have recipes listed.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Potato & Bacon Bake

Potato & Bacon Bake
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This is a South African traditional dish, it is delicious, highly recommended! The sauce is excellent. This is a light main dish and can be tailored with minced pork, sliced sausage, cubed chicken, or cubed ham instead of bacon. Serve with a salad and you have a great meal. Or serve as breakfast with a couple of eggs on the side. I made this on 5 Sep 2016 and took the step by step photos.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Potato & Bacon Bake
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This is a South African traditional dish, it is delicious, highly recommended! The sauce is excellent. This is a light main dish and can be tailored with minced pork, sliced sausage, cubed chicken, or cubed ham instead of bacon. Serve with a salad and you have a great meal. Or serve as breakfast with a couple of eggs on the side. I made this on 5 Sep 2016 and took the step by step photos.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
White Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes in a large pot until just tender but still firm. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat and fry bacon lightly, then add onion and shallot and cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease a large baking dish with butter.
  4. For the sauce, melt butter in a medium, heavy-based saucepan. Add flour and stir over low heat for about 1 minute. Add milk and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until sauce is smooth and has thickened. Remove from heat and add seasoning. If the sauce is too thick, add a few tablespoons of milk at a time to thin the sauce a bit.
  5. Cut the potatoes into thick slices, remove skin if desired. Layer half the potatoes in the baking dish. Cover with half the bacon mixture and pour half the sauce over bacon mixture. Repeat layers with remaining potatoes, bacon mixture and sauce. Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Photo shows just before the sauce was added.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

The bacon or ham will cost between 100 and 200 Baht. Based on 200 Baht, for 8 servings, this comes to about 74 cents per serving. Excellent value.

Variants: Substitute bacon for minced pork, sliced sausages, cubed ham, even cubed chicken. Serve with a salad for a nice meal or for breakfast with eggs on the side.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Denise Georgiades.
South Africa.