Quick Cheap Food – Final’s Survival Guide

Quick Cheap Food – Final’s Survival Guide
Courtesy of jwblackwell from: squidoo.com/studentfood#module57659882

1. Thai Green Curry (<$12)

2 Chicken breasts
1 can coconut milk, or low fat coconut milk
1 Onion
1 Aubergine
1 Chopped green chilli
Thai Green Curry Paste

  • To make the curry, cook the paste in a large non-stick wok or large frying pan over a low heat, for 5 minutes. Cut the chicken into strips and add to the pan with the chopped onion. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Add the aubergine chopped.
  •  Stir in the coconut milk and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Scatter over the chilli and serve

2. College Spaghetti Bolognaise (<$10)
500g beef mince
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup beef stock
clove of garlic
Carrots, mushroom and celery (optional)
1 tsp dried mixed or Italian-style herbs
Squirt of tomato paste
1 x 425g passatta or chopped tomatoes

  • Heat oil in a heavy-based pan and add onion, stirring over a moderate heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add mince, stirring constantly until well browned.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and simmer gently for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through (if using chopped tomatoes this will take a bit longer.
  • Serve with your favourite spaghetti, bread and salad.

3. Easy Omlette (<$4) 

3 Eggs
Salt and Pepper
Grated cheese (optional)
Mixed herbs (optional)

  • Mix the eggs in any sort of bowl or jug you like (a pint glass works well!) with salt, pepper and herbs if desired.
  • Heat the butter (or oil) in a reasonably large frying pan.
  • Pour in the egg mixture slowly and swirl the pan a little to even it out.
  • After 30 seconds or so the top should firm up, at this point add grated cheese if you like.

Continue cooking a little until the cheese begins to melt, then fold the omelette in half with a bendy spatula

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