I was starving this morning and wanted something different. I've been eating WAY too much rice based stuff and my ass is showing it. Well not just my ass but my thighs, hips, arms, face, back etc.... So not to belabor the point, it's time to cut down on the rice and rice products (my heart is sobbing right now). I'm also doing a self 30 day challenge. That will be a separate post. Look for it.
So today I scrummaged through my fridge for something new. I came up with eggs (not new but lets poach them), cabbage, green onions, sweet potato, mushrooms, and cilantro. Hmmmmm, what to make of this.
Well here goes.
I grated (yes grated) about 1/2 cup of sweet potato or you could use yam
2 stalks green onion, diced
about 1/4 cup mushrooms of your choice, I used enoki
3/4 cup rough cut cabbage, I used green because I had some left over from Saint Patricks day
two slabs of the Spam about 1/4" thick or thicker depending on your taste, diced
pot or pan with 2" of water to boil
Ghee or your choice of oil to stir fry in
Place a shallow pot of water to boil with no more than 2 inches of water. Keep an eye on it. When it boils, turn it down to a simmer
I threw the sweet potato in first and let it cook on medium for about 4 minutes. I then moved it to the side and tossed in the Spam and let it begin to brown on one side. Watch your sweet potatoes as they are still cooking. Look for them to begin to brown also and flip them. Flip the Spam when it begins to brown. When you have flipped the spam so the browned side is up, toss in the cabbage, onions and mushrooms. The Cilantro can go in either the last few minutes or when you are plating. I like it either way.
At this point you will want to poach your egg. The water should be at a simmer. Crack your egg into a separate bowl and gentle pour (get as close to the water as physically possible) your egg into the simmering water. Let it cook 3-4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water. Blot the back of the spoon on a dish towel to remove excess water. Plate your stir fry and lay the egg on top. Voila.
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It's the one you have.