I made a lot of recipes that call for “shredded” meat. Â I have to admit, in the past I’ve avoided these recipes because I HATE shredding meat. Â Especially hot meat. Â There’s nothing enjoyable about burning your hands to shred meat. Â Well, I’ve finally found the easiest, most simple solution ever!!
First, I cook my meat. Â In this case, we are having chicken tacos tonight (a favorite family meal), and I forgot to thaw out some chicken from the freezer. Â So, I grabbed my frozen chicken breasts, and put them in my pressure cooker with some water, and in about 30 minutes, perfectly cooked chicken breasts. Â Now, when I took them out of the pressure cooker they were still whole breasts. Â So I grabbed my slotted spoon and transferred them from my pressure cooker to my stand mixer, and put on the paddle attachment, and turned it on, low speed.
Mixed it for about a minute, if that… and voila! Â Perfectly shredded chicken!
*mind blown* Â right? Â Why did I not think of this sooner?!
I made asparagus omelets this morning for breakfast. Â First, let me tell you that the cost of asparagus here in Western NY is INSANE. Â I mean, really insane. Â The best place to get the freshest produce is Wegmans. Â We went there the other night, and to our shock, the prices of produce went through the roof.
Asparagus – $5.99 / lb
Apples – $1.50 each (and we are apple country!)
Cucumbers – $1.29 each, and they are tiny
Head of lettuce – $2.99
We grabbed 2 thin bunches of asparagus, weighed them, and they came to $14.20. Â I’ve never seen asparagus for over $2.99/lb, so we kinda went into shock when we saw the price. Â But we love our asparagus.
Anyways, here’s how I make asparagus omelets.
- Cut, clean, and cook your asparagus. Â Either fry it in a pan with a little butter, or cook it in your toaster oven drizzled with olive oil and a little salt. Â I prefer to make the asparagus in my toaster oven, as it seems to get too greasy when I cook it in the pan.
- If you cooked the asparagus in the toaster oven, move it to a hot frying pan. Â I sprayed the pan with canola oil first.
- Scramble your eggs in a bowl (I think I used 6) and then pour over the asparagus and give it a stir.
- Add whatever else you like (onions, cheese, other veggies, etc). Â I like mine with just asparagus, but I made Chris’s with cheese.
- Move to plate when the eggs are cooked and enjoy!