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With a tiny kitchen and little prep room, I found this 12 inch skillet works wonders. I put the fish in with some lemon pepper and garlic powder and oil, then cook them till they are ready to turn over.
While that is cooking, I nuke the spuds and cut them into smaller pieces. Then I add them to the skillet.
Then, with a metal bowl or baking dish, I put the peas and butter in the center. Turn the fish and cover, and in about 10 minutes, you have 2 meals and only one skillet.
Easy to do, clean and with a proper fitting lid, it's all done at once. This was Swai fish, but you can use tilapia, halibut, or any fish. Skinless is easier to cook. Just sayin'!
Brown beef and onion. Stir in soups and water; add potatoes. Heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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Does anyone have any super easy skillet meal recipes that don't use so much cheese? Thanks.
By Janet from GA
What a fun challenge!
This is basically scrambled eggs with stuff you like added.
2. Basic Skillet Dinner
There are so many ways this can be done, the basic guidelines are:
Meat: canned chicken, tuna, ham or fresh meats
veggie: onions, garlic, peppers, whatever you like
starch: potatoes, noodles, rice, barley, ramen package, mac & cheese package
Liquid: Wine, broth, water, milk, bottled sauces, package sauce mixes
Seasonings: get creative
Mix and match these ingredients to make many wonderful creations. When working with rice, I saute the meat and veggies until cooked, add the rice so it saute's a little too, then add as much liquid as the rice will need to finish cooking.
When working with pasta, add it last with the hottest tap water or microwave heated wine and broth. Cook until tender and add additional sauce for example spaghetti sauce if making spaghetti with meat sauce.
I hope my directions and ideas are clear. Let me know if they aren't.
1/2 head green cabbage, cut in thin slices
1 large onion, cut in thin slices
1/2 polish sausage from loop type package sliced in rounds, or 1/2 pound bulk sausage any flavor, or 1/2 pound ground beef
4 T butter(1/2 stick)
4 T olive or vegetable oil
1 electric fry pan
Brown bulk sausage or ground beef in pan, and drain most of grease, leaving enough to coat the bottom of the pan. If using polish sausage, melt butter and oil together and brown. If using other meats, put meat back in pan after melting butter and oil together.
This can be made with any shredded veggies that you like. They must be in long shreds to work though. I have used carrots, potatoes, escarole, parsnips. You can add greens such as spinach or mustard greens near the end, stirring to coat and just until wilted.
I saw this lady on GMA one morning, 95 years old. Later I bought her cookbook called 'Clara's Kitchen'. this is the skillet recipe she prepared. It's good!
Poor Man's Meal
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium to large onion, sliced
4 hot dogs, cut in slices
1/4 cup tomato sauce (I use salsa)
4 Tablespoons oil
1. Heat the oil in skillet, place cubed potatoes and sliced onion in oil. Let the potatoes brown slowly, stirring occasionally.
2. Pour a little water in the pan to help soften the potatoes and to keep them from sticking to the pan.
3. When the potatoes are crisp and golden brown on all sides, add the hot dogs and let simmer about 3 minutes, or until they begin to curl. Add the tomato sauce and turn off the heat. let the meal cook in it's own heat for about 5 minutes.
4. Serve immediately, topped with Pecorino Romano cheese, if desired.
Brown a pound of ground beef with some chopped onion. Drain the grease. Add 2 cans of plain pork and beans (store brand works fine). Season with Worcestershire sauce, mustard, brown sugar (couple of tablespoons each) and barbecue sauce to taste. Heat and eat!