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Posts Tagged ‘Egg Beaters’

27

May

2009

Stir-Fry Egg Beaters with Chicken

Egg beaters are a great alternative to eggs whether or not you are watching your cholesterol. Stir-Fry Egg Beaters with Chicken is a fast and simple meal the kids are guaranteed to enjoy. Best when served with boiled or steamed rice.

1 package egg beaters (12 oz. and equivalent 6 eggs)
½ pound boneless and skinless chicken breast (about half breast)
2 scallions, including the green top
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon salt

Marinade:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon sugar

Preparation:
Slice the half chicken breast lengthwise in half then crosswise cut into 1/4 inch thin pieces. In a small bowl, mix the chicken pieces with the marinade ingredients and set aside. Wash and trim the green onions, finely chop.

To Cook:
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick wok or a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the egg beaters. Cook and gently stir until the egg beaters are firm and broken into large chunks, approximately 2 minutes. Remove the cooked eggs from the wok and place into a bowl. Add another 1 tablespoon of oil back into the wok. When the oil is hot, brown onions for a few seconds. Add chicken pieces, cook and stir for 2 minutes until the chicken is nearly cooked through. Add cooked eggs back into the same wok. Stir and mix the chicken and egg beaters together. Add soy sauce, sesame oil and salt. Stir-fry for a few seconds longer. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes


16

Feb

2009

Egg Beaters Meat Pie

Another healthy and easy dish to prepare! Ideal for a weekend brunch.

1 package egg beaters (12 oz. and equivalent to 6 eggs)
½ pound lean ground pork (8 oz.)
½ small yellow onion
½ small red bell pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
Black pepper to taste

Marinade:
1 tablespoon soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 tablespoon rice wine or cooking sherry wine
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon pure sesame oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar

Preparation:
In a small bowl, mix the ground pork with the marinade ingredients together and set aside. Chop the onion and bell pepper into small ¼ inch squares.

To Cook:
Heat olive oil in a 10 inch non-stick frying pan or wok over medium-heat. When the oil is hot, brown the onions for a few seconds. Add the marinated ground pork, cook and stir until the pork mixture is almost cooked through for approximately 2 minutes. Add chopped bell pepper and then pour the egg beaters over the pork mixture. Stir-fry ingredients and sprinkle with black pepper if desired. Lower the heat to low. Cover and cook until the egg and pork mixture becomes firm for approximately 8 to10 minutes. Remove from heat and cut into 4 pie slices. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 13 minutes

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