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CHICKEN FRIED RICE

CHICKEN FRIED RICE
 
1 lb. chicken breast tenderloins, cut into thin strips
ground ginger, to taste
Chinese Five Spice, to taste
3 C cooked white rice
3 Tbsp peanut oil
1 C frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs
1/2 C soy sauce
1/2 diced ham
 
Season chicken with ground ginger and Chinese Five Spice; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  
 
Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet (I used my paella pan) to Medium High.  Fry chicken strips until well cooked.  Scoot chicken to the side of the pan; add peas and carrots, onion, and garlic.  Stir fry until tender/crisp.  Push to one side with chicken.  Break eggs into the pan; stir with wooden spoon until scrambled and cooked.  Add rice, soy sauce, and ham to the pan.  Stir all ingredients together heated and cooked through.
 

 

 

 

SOMEWHAT HEALTHY FRIED SALMON PATTIES (OR CROQUETTES)

As I have mentioned before, growing up in Kentucky, we ate fried salmon patties.  And the “L” in salmon was pronounced.  But over the past few years, I have realized that much of our diet was unhealthy.  One of the first things to disappear from our table was fried salmon patties.  After searching the Internet and experimenting with recipes, we started eating Baked Salmon Croquettes, and yes, we like them.  But in the interest of variety, I decided to try a new recipe for a healthier version of fried salmon croquettes.  To be honest, the flavor is about the same, but the texture is a little different.  They’re both good.


SOMEWHAT HEALTHY FRIED SALMON PATTIES
Adapted from Food & Whine


1 can (14.5 oz) Alaskan pink salmon, drained
1 1/2 c dry bread crumbs

2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 diced onion
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
Olive oil cooking spray


Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Form into patties.  Spray frying pan liberally with cooking spray; heat pan  on medium heat.   Cook patties until lightly browned on each side.    Check patties carefully before flipping; if you flip too soon, they fall apart; wait too long, and they stick.  Trust me on this one.  Since I have a tendency to make large patties, this recipe made 5 patties.  Obviously, if you make them smaller, you will have more patties.  It’s all in the eye of the beholder.


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Until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )


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