Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Egg-Cheese-Noodle Skillet

This recipe originally came from my friend, Dana.  She is was a single lady and makes it with 1 package of Ramen Noodles, 2 eggs, and a handful of cheese.  I've morphed the recipe into a skillet meal that is large enough to feed 2 adults and 4 kids under the age of 7.  This is definitely quick and easy.  Perfect to throw together after a hard day at work or a day of running errands. 

Egg-Cheese-Noodle Skillet

4 T. margarine or butter
2 pkg. ramen noodles, any flavor
6 eggs
1 c. frozen corn
1 c. shredded cheese
leftover chicken or turkey (optional)
leftover vegetables (optional)
salt, pepper, garlic powder

Boil the noodles until tender and drain.  Add one seasoning packet to the noodles and stir.  Try to chop the noodles into smaller bits while you're messing with them.  It will make the rest of the recipe easier to stir and flip. 

While the noodles are cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add corn, any leftover meat or veggies that you wish. Usually I put about a cup of each, but you can put more or less, depending on what you need to use up or what sounds good.  Stir around your skillet of buttery veggies and meat until they are nice and warm.  Add seasoned noodles.  Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Stir to incorporate everything.  If you'd like to brown this mixture, go ahead.  Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

Beat the eggs in a bowl.  If you don't have 6 eggs, you can definitely use less.  I've made this recipe with 2 eggs and it turns out fine, it will just be less eggy and have less volume.  If you want more eggs, please ADD MORE EGGS!  Don't let my recipe confine your desire to be creative with the recipe! :)  Anyways, pour the eggs over the noodle mixture in the skillet.  Proceed to flip, flop, and stir until the eggs are cooked through.  You can put a lid on the skillet to help with the cooking process if you wish.  When the eggs are fully cooked, turn down the heat and put cheese over the top.  Put the lid on and turn off the heat. That's it.  Serve when the cheese is melted.

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