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Make ‘Yummy’ For Valentines Day

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Posted February 12, 2013 by Stephanie Manera in Feature

Aloha, here is my recipe of a local style dish using huli huli chicken. “Huli” in Hawaiian means “turn over” which describes this chicken grilled on a spit rotated over a kiawe wood fire. I found that using the cooked huli huli chicken, which is available in most markets here, helps to save time in prepping the dish. I try my best to come up with different meals to feed my family, so they don’t get bored at dinner time.  To prevent them from falling asleep at the table, I came up with this layered spinach and cheese concoction which they nicknamed “Yummy.” They enjoyed eating it as well as I enjoyed making it for them…hope you will, too.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and diced
  • Dash of salt
  • Cooked huli huli chicken, shredded (bacon may be substituted)
  • 2-3 large flour or corn tortilla, or enough to cover the bottom of a baking pan
  • 1 ½ cups any blend shredded cheese
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, whole, chopped or torn

Directions:

  1. Mix first four ingredients (eggs, milk, garlic, salt). Set aside.
  2. Spray or grease lightly bottom of baking dish.
  3. Lay tortilla on bottom of dish, press gently – does not have to flatten against sides.
  4. Sprinkle 1 cup cheese on tortilla.
  5. Add spinach onto tortilla, press gently.
  6. Pour egg mixture evenly over spinach.
  7. Top with cooked huli huli chicken.
  8. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  9. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. When done, fork should be clean when inserted in center.
  10. Sprinkle the top with a little bit of paprika, then dig in!

About the Author

Stephanie Manera

Stephanie Manera is a busy mom with three beautiful daughters and is happily married to her best friend. Was almost born in a Wahiawa parking stall when her mother refused to go to the hospital!! Now living in Pearl City but originally from Makaha where she was raised. Attended Waianae High School.

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