Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Pancit (recipe in the comments)
Broccoli (the planned cucumber salad didn't work as the cucumbers got mold - eww)

Hot tea
Pecan Sandies
This is an old-y, but goodie. We have been making Pancit (or Filipino noodles) for many years and every time we come back to it, we're really happy this recipe is in the repertoire. The rice noodles and seasoned pork come together to make a dish far more satisfying then you would get in most restaurants. When we lived in California many places served a version of Pancit. These were often very oily and unappetizing. Not true with this version. Make sure you add the egg and scallions as toppings - they really make the dish.

BTW: I hard boil the eggs (plus a couple extra for snacks or breakfasts) early in the day or right when we get home to make prep on this even speedier.

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Easy
Chopping: Pork, onion, cabbage, egg, scallion, cucumbers
Time: 30 minutes
Make ahead: Do everything but the eggs last minute.

J: "Perfect."
M: "Noodle-y goodness."

1 comment:

J said...

Pancit (Filipino noodles) – Cooking Light
Serves 2

1 6 oz. boneless loin pork chop, thinly sliced
1 tiny yellow onion, thinly sliced
¼ t black pepper
6 oz. very thin rice noodles, uncooked
4 t vegetable oil
¼ cup soy sauce
1 cup green cabbage, thinly sliced
¼ t paprika
2 hard boiled eggs, thinly sliced
1 green onion, chopped

If eggs aren’t already boiled, start that first.

Heat a large non-stick skillet coated with Pam. Add pork and sauté for 3 minutes or until browned (not cooked through). Add sliced onion and pepper, sautéing until onion is soft. Remove pork mixture from pan and set aside.

Soak rice noodles for 5 minutes and drain. Cut into 2” long pieces with kitchen shears. Heat oil in pan on medium heat. Add noodles and cook for 2 minutes, tossing constantly. Add soy sauce, cooking for 2 minutes, tossing to coat. Add cabbage and paprika, cook 1 minute. Return pork mixture and cook for 2 minutes, tossing frequently. You may need to add a couple T of water to keep the mixture moist. Serve topped with egg and green onions.

Perfect with cucumber salad.