Corned Beef Hash & Fried Eggs

My first post in months!

I was compelled to post my super easy recipe for Corned Beef Hash & Fried Eggs because I had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today.  I absolutely love it and it’s so easy especially with the shortcuts I took.

Recipe Makes 4-6 Servings

1.  Corned Beef  – Minced ( I used 1/4 Lb of sliced deli meat)

2.  1 Medium Onion – Minced

3.  6  – Frozen  Potato Hash Brown Patties ( This is an easy short cut instead of using fresh potatoes.  It’s what I had in my freezer. )

Combine the Minced Corned Beef, Onion, and Hash Brown Patties in large bowl and mix together.  In a frying pan add a Tablespoon on oil and fry the mixture until golden brown.

In a separate frying pan you can make your eggs.  I like to fry my eggs in olive oil so the whites are crispy and the yolk is still runny. The way I make my eggs is in a small frying pan heat up some olive oil then add 2 eggs and cover the pan for 2-3 minutes.  The eggs should be perfect.


Mini Pasta Shells with Meat Sauce

Sorry I have not updated in a couple days.  I just started a new job and have been a little busy getting aclimated.  Also the summer time is not my prime time for cooking since the oven / stove makes my apartment a million degrees.

Tonight’s dinner is Mini Pasta Shells with Meat Sauce.

Onion – medium sized diced

2 Cloves of garlic

16oz Can of Tomato Sauce ( make sure you do not buy totmato sauce that contains corn syrup in the ingredients)

16oz Can of Jellied Cranberry Sauce

16oz Can of Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock

1 Tbsp of Allspice

2lb Ground beef ( 1 used 1lb ground turkey and 1 lb ground beef) ( you can also make meatballs if you like)

1.  Saute onions & garlic in olive oil until translucent. 5-6 minutes

2.  Add ground beef ( 8-10 minutes)

3.  Add Allspice

4. Add the canned tomato sauce, cranberry sauce and chicken stock.

5. Salt & Pepper to taste

6.  Bring to a boil for 6-8 minutes.

7.  Cover the pot and let simmer for 15 minutes.

$3 Personal Pizza & Beer Special

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So everyone knows you can go to Crocodile Lounge in the East Village or Alligator Lounge in Williamsburg order a drink for $5 and get a FREE fresh personal pizza.  I am hear to tell you the deal gets even better.  Go during lunch time and get an even better deal.  The Happy Hour / Beer Special will usually cost you $3 and still comes with a FREE pizza.  Add a buck or two for tip and you’ve officially got one of the best deals of any kind in NYC.

Crocodile Lounge 325 East 14th st. Tel: 212-477-7747

Awesome Pastrami Burger Recipe

In response to some blog posts on Midtown Lunch I wanted to share my awesome pastrami burger recipe.  This is really easy and tasty.  All you have to do is take some pastrami and put it in a food processor.  Then mix the pastrami with your ground meat.   You need to eye the proportions to how you like it. I like 1/4 pastramit to ground meat.    That’s it.  Top of your burger with a few more pieces of BBQ pastrami.  You do not need any other seasoning since the pastrami is already seasoned and fatty and salty.

Let me know your comments.

pastrami burger

Pan Fried Salmon with Shitake Mushroom & Rosemary Cream Corn Recipe

There are 2 ways to make this recipe  This first is the way I made about 30 minutes and with very little effort.  Then there is the best way to make it nice and slowly all from scratch.  For now I am just going to list the easy recipe.

1lb fresh salmon

1 can cream corn

1 package of shitake mushrooms

1 shallot

1 garlic clove

Fresh Rosemary


In a sauce pan combine shitake, garlic, rosemary, and shallot with olive oil. If you like a little spice add red pepper flakes.  Cook for 5 minutes then add the canned cream corn and bring to a boil then turn off. ( Total time 10 minutes)

In a medium depth frying pan heat olive oil and sear the salmon fillet until the skin is crispy. ( About 3-4 minutes) Turn fire on low and  add the cream corn to the pot and cover for 10-12 minutes.

Salt & Pepper to taste.

And thats it.. so simple so easy…I served with a side of mashed potatoes

Fancy Fast Food .. You Have to See This

I just came across this website.  It is fantastic.  You take Fast Food and transform it into a fancy looking meal.

Fancy Fast Food

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Karaage … Recipe for Japanese Fried Chicken

Karaage Japanese Fried Chicken

Karaage Japanese Fried Chicken

One of my favorite easy recipes.

As defined by Wikipedia,  Karaage is a traditional japanese style fried meat most often soy-flavored chicken. It is enjoyed by the Japanese all year round. Small pieces of meat are marinated in a tangy mix of soy sauce, garlic and ginger, deep-fried and finished with a slice of lemon or mayonnaise to dip it in.


1 Package of skinless / boneless chicken thighs about 2 lbs cut into cubes (chicken breast also works)

1/3 Cup light soy sauce

1/4 Cup seasoned rice vinegar

1/4 Cup sesame oil

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tablespoon of mined ginger

1/4 Cup minced scallions

Mix all together and marinate for 20-30 minutes

Drain marinade and coat chicken with flour or corn starch

Next beat 1-2 eggs and coat chicken.

Then coat each piece in flour or corn starch mixed with sesame seeds

Fry in Peanut Oil until golden brown and cooked

Garnish with fresh lemon and Spicy Mayo