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Put an Egg on It

Put an Egg on It

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What do leftover rice and ramen noodles have in common? They're both cheap AF and can be upgraded into a real meal with the help of one simple addition — an egg.

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Egg on Pancakes

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pancake mix

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 egg

  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine pancake mix and water.

  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons butter.

  3. Spoon pancake mix into pan and cook pancakes. Repeat with remaining batter, and stack pancakes on a plate.

  4. In the same pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter.

  5. Crack the egg into the pan, sprinkle with salt and cook until done.

  6. Serve egg on top of pancakes.

Egg in Rice

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1/2 carrot, diced

  • Pinch salt

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 cup leftover rice

  • 1 egg

  • 2 soy sauce packets

  • 1 Sriracha packet

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium skillet.

  2. Add carrots and cook for a few minutes, then add a pinch of salt.

  3. Add scallions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes to soften.

  4. Stir in leftover cooked rice.

  5. Crack an egg over vegetables and rice, and cook, stirring frequently.

  6. Squeeze soy sauce and hot sauce over fried rice.

Ramen with Egg & Veggies

Servings:

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet ramen

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1 egg

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 1/2 carrot, julienned

  • 1/4 bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 soy sauce packet

  • 1 Sriracha packet

Instructions

  1. Cook ramen according to package, and stir in spinach to wilt.

  2. Add egg to a pot of boiling water, and cook 4 to 6 minutes, until white is set and yolk is runny. Chill and peel.

  3. Pour ramen into a bowl. Top with scallions, carrots and pepper.

  4. Slice egg in half and place on top.

  5. Season with soy sauce and hot sauce.

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Transcript

- Today, we're gonna put an egg on it. Life can be a struggle, but a good meal does not have to be. We can make creative, nutritious, and inventive dishes for under two dollars a plate. They say 30% of all of our groceries go directly in the garbage, and I would argue it's from unorganized fridges. Like, tall things should be the back, so that we can see the little things in the front like this rice. Don't let stuff get lost. Leftover rice, scallion, carrots, garlic. These are the perfect things to make a fried rice. Two tablespoons of olive oil. Carrots go in. The scallions go in. And six cents of garlic. See this? You already paid for it. Let's give it a second life, a second life that was better than its first life. You want to hear crackling and popping. That means it's getting crispy. Then, to rehydrate, and add a ton of flavor. No one's had a meal this cheap since Grandma took Grandpa on a first date. A dual yolk! Holey moley! Now that is added value that you can never predict. Scramble these in. Well, scramble this yolk in. I got lucky. Guys, we can amp it up even more with the packets that we've been collecting. The most important thing here is putting these in at the end 'cause soy sauce burns, and you don't want it to burn. You've got your sriracha. This is basically free flavor. So if you add that all up, and you multiply it by seven, and then divide it by seven, and do the cosine, and then do whatever equation undoes the cosine, that's so cheap. The egg, it's the perfect, complete meal. You could pick this on top of spaghetti. You could put this top of cereal. I don't know if it will be good, but you could do it. You could definitely put it on top of a stack of pancakes. Look at this. We can add so much protein and flavor to pretty much anything. Let's make another dish with an egg. The ramen packet. Great on its own, but we're adults now, or at least we're trying to be, and that means that we are totally allowed to make it much better. The six-minute egg! Simmering water, exactly six minutes. Doot-doot-doot-doot-doot, how convenient. Oh, look at this. So the egg comes out into the bath of ice, so that the cooking stops. That's how you keep the egg runny. Do you see this? Do you see that? Oh my goodness. It's rated R. Springing back to good old days. Spinach. This is less than 50 cents, it's packed with vitamin, we all know it made Popeye strong, and it could make you strong too. ♫ Let's go to our collection We've got low-sodium soy sauce. Sriracha? NC-17 time, baby. The humble ramen packet has been elevated for under two bucks. The egg is endlessly useful. Rice, ramen, we just scratched the shell of the egg. You should start using it to add protein and calories to things that you already have, but if you need to just eat 'em on their own, they're still super, super delicious. The struggle is real, but you can still make a really good meal.

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