Cinnamon Egg Soup
Cinnamon Egg Soup
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This is an off the beaten path Thai soup side dish or with rice for a main dish. If you are not a fan of cinnamon, you may want to give this dish a pass. I loved seasoned or flavored hard boiled eggs so this is on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Cinnamon Egg Soup
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This is an off the beaten path Thai soup side dish or with rice for a main dish. If you are not a fan of cinnamon, you may want to give this dish a pass. I loved seasoned or flavored hard boiled eggs so this is on my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic, peppercorns, and coriander together.
  2. In a medium small pot, add the water, the 1 cup and the 2 tablespoons, and the chicken stock cube. Turn on the heat to medium high and let the water and stock come to a boil.
  3. While the water is heating, heat a non stick pan with the oil, when hot, add the mixture from the mortar and fry until the garlic is softened.
  4. Add the soy sauces, salt, and sugar and stir into the mixture.
  5. Add the eggs to the pan, and just stir fry for a minute or two to take on some intense flavor and then remove from heat.
  6. Use a slotted spoon and transfer the eggs to the pot of boiling chicken stock, and pour in the contents of the pan.
  7. Cut the tofu into bite size pieces and add to the pot.
  8. Bring to a gentle boil and hold that for 10 minutes, reduce to a low simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool a few minutes.
  9. Serve as a side of 2 eggs and tofu with any Thai dish or as a main when served with rice as a side.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Cinnamon Soup with Egg is adapted from Appon's Thai Food.

Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp & Mushrooms
Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp & Mushrooms
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This is an upgraded version of the classic Chinese steamed egg (水蒸蛋) from a good friend, and sounds very good.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp & Mushrooms
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This is an upgraded version of the classic Chinese steamed egg (水蒸蛋) from a good friend, and sounds very good.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the eggs and water and mix well.
  2. Add the shrimp if using, the carrot, and mushrooms and mix those in. Pour the mixture into two small heatproof dishes.
  3. Place the dishes in a steamer (your preferred preference for steaming) and bring up the heat to high. When the water is boiling, steam covered for 7-8 minutes or until the egg is set. Remove the cover and steam for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the dishes, add a dash or two of sesame oil to each dish and sprinkle with the sliced spring onion.
  5. Serve and enjoy. This can be a nice breakfast, a light lunch, or a light dinner with rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp and Mushroom from Spice the Plate.

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan
Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan
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Sounds like an easy and quick dish for breakfast, lunch, or light dinner. On my to cook list and I will sort out the fresh to frozen spinach as well.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan
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Sounds like an easy and quick dish for breakfast, lunch, or light dinner. On my to cook list and I will sort out the fresh to frozen spinach as well.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Crack the eggs into a small, season with salt and black pepper as desired, whisk and set aside.
  2. In a non stick pan, heat the oil, then add the spinach and cook until wilted, mixing often. about 1 minutes.
  3. Pour in the whisked eggs and stir to mix in, cook for a bout 1 minute, stir occasionally until the eggs are just set.
  4. Stir in the cheese, and when mixed, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with red pepper flakes as desired.
  5. Enjoy with some toast on the side if desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Sumac Fried Eggs
Sumac Fried Eggs
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This sounds good, and as I understand it, Lebanese in origin. Now before you run out and gather sumac from a bush in your yard, DO NOT do this! Buy sumac dried from a Middle Eastern market, not all sumac is the same, much in the US is poisonous (there is my disclaimer), USE ONLY store bought dried sumac. On my to cook list and soon. This is presented in two ways, the first way is sumac at the end, the second way is to flavor the oil with sumac, please let me know your comments.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Sumac Fried Eggs
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This sounds good, and as I understand it, Lebanese in origin. Now before you run out and gather sumac from a bush in your yard, DO NOT do this! Buy sumac dried from a Middle Eastern market, not all sumac is the same, much in the US is poisonous (there is my disclaimer), USE ONLY store bought dried sumac. On my to cook list and soon. This is presented in two ways, the first way is sumac at the end, the second way is to flavor the oil with sumac, please let me know your comments.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
First Method
  1. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan on medium heat, when hot, add the chili and garlic, saute, stirring often, until the chili is soft and the garlic browned, do not over cook the garlic are it will result in a bitter taste. Remove the garlic and chili leaving the oil in the pan.
  2. Crack eggs into the pan and season with sea salt to your liking. Gently move the move the eggs around with your spatula, the goal is sunny side up, firm whites, but browned and crispy sides and bottom. The yolk should be runny. You may need to cook these in batches, 2 eggs at a time.
  3. Place one to two eggs on a plate, sprinkle with the garlic and chili mixture, and a light pinch of sumac.
  4. Serve with sides of your choice, rice would be good.
Second Method
  1. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan on medium heat, when hot, add a tiny pinch of sumac, then the chili and garlic, saute, stirring often, until the chili is soft and the garlic browned, do not over cook the garlic are it will result in a bitter taste. Remove the garlic and chili leaving the oil in the pan.
  2. Crack eggs into the pan and season with sea salt to your liking, and just a tiny pinch of sumac. Gently move the move the eggs around with your spatula, the goal is sunny side up, firm whites, but browned and crispy sides and bottom. The yolk should be runny. You may need to cook these in batches, 2 eggs at a time.
  3. Place one to two eggs on a plate, sprinkle with the garlic and chili mixture, and a tiny pinch of sumac as desired.
  4. Serve with sides of your choice, rice would be good.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Oyster Thai Omelet
Oyster Thai Omelet
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Thai omelets are generally airy and fluffy cooked eggs, not folded over. This is quick and easy, served with rice on the side, a simple and filling meal for 3-4 people. Oyster meat, these are small oysters, the meat is 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, is mixed into the eggs before going into the pan, and is delicious. My wife made this today, 7 June 2018 for breakfast for herself, her mother, and I.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Oyster Thai Omelet
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Thai omelets are generally airy and fluffy cooked eggs, not folded over. This is quick and easy, served with rice on the side, a simple and filling meal for 3-4 people. Oyster meat, these are small oysters, the meat is 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, is mixed into the eggs before going into the pan, and is delicious. My wife made this today, 7 June 2018 for breakfast for herself, her mother, and I.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put a wok or non stick pan on high heat and add about 1/2 cup of cooking oil. For a non stick with the rounded sides, a 10 inch pan is perfect and you want about 1/4 inch of oil on the bottom of the pan.
  2. While the pan is heating, break eggs into a bowl. Add the fish sauce to the eggs, and beat with a fork until frothy. Add the oyster meat and spring onion, and mix that in.
  3. When the oil just starts to smoke, turn the heat to low and quickly pour in the beaten eggs, it will fluff before your eyes.
  4. Using a spatula, spread the oysters out a bit, they normally collect in the center, then lift the edges to get the liquid part of the eggs onto the pan, do this several times.
  5. Keep checking the bottom and when getting nice and browned and set well (remember, from pouring into the pan to flipping takes only 45 seconds to a minute) flip the omelet over, move the loose oysters onto the omelet, 20-30 seconds later, the bottom should be browning nicely. Here the eggs are set well on the top, and ready for flipping.
  6. Flipped, and some stray oysters being moved around a bit on to the omelet.
  7. Slide from the pan onto a plate and serve with rice on the side.
  8. Place the omelet in the center of the table, give a bowl of hot rice to each person, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Add a few drops of lime juice or vinegar for a even more fluffier omelette.

Recipe provided by my wife, Rrayada Thayer.
Thailand.

Dill Thai Omelet
Dill Thai Omelet
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Thai omelets are generally airy and fluffy cooked eggs, not folded over. This is quick and easy, served with rice on the side, a simple and filling meal for 3-4 people. Fresh dill is mixed into the eggs before going into the pan, and is a brilliant flavor. I seen my wife make this a few weeks ago, and she learned this from her sister, but I did not get any photos, next time for sure.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Dill Thai Omelet
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Thai omelets are generally airy and fluffy cooked eggs, not folded over. This is quick and easy, served with rice on the side, a simple and filling meal for 3-4 people. Fresh dill is mixed into the eggs before going into the pan, and is a brilliant flavor. I seen my wife make this a few weeks ago, and she learned this from her sister, but I did not get any photos, next time for sure.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put a wok or non stick pan on high heat and add about 1/2 cup of cooking oil. For a non stick with the rounded sides, a 10 inch pan is perfect and you want about 1/4 inch of oil on the bottom of the pan.
  2. While the pan is heating, break eggs into a bowl. Add the fish sauce to the eggs, and beat with a fork until frothy. Add the dill and mix that in.
  3. When the oil just starts to smoke, turn the heat to low and quickly pour in the beaten eggs, it will fluff before your eyes.
  4. Using a spatula, spread the dill out if it is clumped in the center, then lift the edges to get the liquid part of the eggs onto the pan, do this several times.
  5. Keep checking the bottom and when getting nice and browned and set well (remember, from pouring into the pan to flipping takes only 45 seconds to a minute) flip the omelet over, 20-30 seconds later, the bottom should be browning nicely.
  6. Remove from the pan to a plate and serve with rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Add a few drops of lime juice or vinegar for a even more fluffier omelette.

Recipe provided by my wife's sister.
Thailand.

Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza
Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza
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This sounds delicious and I will have to make this as a Breakfast for Dinner item, which is always good. I have written this for one 12 inch pizza, and based the crust on my thin crust recipe. This recipe is wide open to changes to make it your own. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 12 inch pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 12 inch pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza
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This sounds delicious and I will have to make this as a Breakfast for Dinner item, which is always good. I have written this for one 12 inch pizza, and based the crust on my thin crust recipe. This recipe is wide open to changes to make it your own. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 12 inch pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 12 inch pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Crust
Servings: 12 inch pizza
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C (425 F). Oil a baking sheet or pizza pan with olive oil.
  2. Make the crust by adding the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and dried Italian seasoning/herbs of your choice (if using) and yeast, whisk to combine. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the water. Use your fingers or a wooden spoon to combine everything together. When it comes together into a cohesive ball, turn it out onto the lightly floured counter along with any extra flour in the bowl that hasn’t yet gotten worked in.
  3. Knead the dough until all the flour is incorporated and the dough is smooth/elastic to the touch, about five minutes. The dough should still feel moist and just slightly tacky. If it’s sticking to your hands and counter top like bubble gum, work in more flour one tablespoon at a time until it’s smooth and silky.
  4. Place the ball of dough in the center of your pizza pan or baking sheet. Use the heels of your hands and working from the middle gently press the dough outward until it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick or less, while rotating the pan. You can also use a rolling pin for this part.
  5. Spread some olive oil on the dough, place in the oven for 5 minutes, then remove.
  6. Now add the cheese evenly over the top, then the ham, then crack the eggs onto the pizza, season with black pepper.
  7. Into the oven again and bake this time until the crust is golden brown and the eggs set but yolks still a little soft, about 15 minutes. (Keep an eye on it, no one likes a burn breakfast pizza 😉 and all ovens are different.)
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, slice, and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Add cooked and chopped bacon. 2. Add chopped Canadian Bacon. 3. Use any cheese you prefer. 4. Add diced bell pepper (think breakfast omelet pizza).

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Classic Chinese Fried Rice – Yangzhou Version
Classic Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version
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Sounds like another winner of a fried rice dish, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Classic Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version
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Sounds like another winner of a fried rice dish, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large non stick pan and add the peas and carrots, cook until tender, remove from pan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and when hot, add the shrimp, cook until just pink, remove from pan.
  3. Add the rice to the wok or pan, use your spatula and make a hole in the center down to the pan, add the remaining oil and pour in the beaten eggs, stir fry to mix together the eggs and rice.
  4. Add the peas, carrots, ham, shrimp, soy sauce, pinch of salt and the white pepper, stir fry to mix everything together.
  5. Add the spring onion and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Add a few drops of sesame oil to the beaten eggs before pouring into the pan.

This recipe for Chinese Fried Rice - Yangzhou Version is from China Sichuan Food.

Soy Sauce Fried Rice
Soy Sauce Fried Rice
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This comes from a good friend in China and this sounds really tasty. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Soy Sauce Fried Rice
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This comes from a good friend in China and this sounds really tasty. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large non stick pan, when hot, add the shrimp and fry until pink then remove the shrimp.
  2. Add remaining oil to the pan, when hot, pour in the beaten eggs, cook and scramble the eggs breaking them up as the cook.
  3. When the eggs are just cooked, add the rice, shrimp, cabbage (if using), soy sauces, and a pinch of salt. Stir fry well to coat everything with the soy sauces.
  4. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Soy Sauce Fried Rice is from China Sichuan Food.

Fried Oyster Mushrooms
Fried Oyster Mushrooms
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This comes from a good friend, and this recipe is Chinese in origin, and my friend is Chinese as well, so I will take her word on this, and it not only sounds very good, it is delicious! Using Oyster mushrooms as the base and adding to this, this is wide open to adapt to your liking. Lot of photos here as I used 3 types and want to show how to prep these if you have not used these before. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Fried Oyster Mushrooms
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This comes from a good friend, and this recipe is Chinese in origin, and my friend is Chinese as well, so I will take her word on this, and it not only sounds very good, it is delicious! Using Oyster mushrooms as the base and adding to this, this is wide open to adapt to your liking. Lot of photos here as I used 3 types and want to show how to prep these if you have not used these before. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Remove the root end of the mushrooms, rinse the mushrooms and squeeze dry. Using your hands, pull apart the mushrooms into 2 or 3 pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. I misjudged the amount of Oyster mushrooms I had so I used two more types of mushrooms, first I used a package of white Shimeji mushrooms, 150 grams (5-6 oz). These are in clumps in the package. This photo is I just took them out of the package.
  3. To prep these, cut off about 1 inch of the root ends of the clumps as shown, rinse, squeeze dry, add to the bowl with the Oyster mushrooms.
  4. Next mushroom used was a package of Enoki mushrooms, 200 grams (7 oz), in the states, these are also known as Golden mushrooms, and can be found canned as well in the Asian markets there. This photo is the mushrooms taken out of the package, these grow in a large clump and are long slender stems.
  5. To prep these, cut off about 1 1/2 to two inches from the root end, and cut the mushrooms in half as shown, rinse, squeeze dry and to the bowl with the other mushrooms.
  6. Use your hands and toss the mushrooms together. This photo really shows how slender the Enoki mushrooms are.
  7. Sprinkle the corn starch onto the mushrooms and gently mix together to coat the mushrooms.
  8. Then add the egg, salt and pepper to taste, heavy handed with the pepper works well, and mix together to coat the mushrooms fully.
  9. Heat the lard or oil in a large non stick pan, when hot but not smoking, carefully slide or place (using tongs) the mushroom in the oil.
  10. Fry until golden brown, turning them often as you fry them.
  11. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  12. Place on a serving tray or large plate, serve with additional salt and pepper as desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Rendering Lard.

Variant: 1. Reduce the amount of Oyster mushrooms and add in other types of mushrooms.

This recipe for Fried Oyster Mushrooms is from China Sichuan Food.