This must’ve been a fun project for the authors at the New York Times: suggest 101 easy meals that can be ready in about 10 minutes. Hey, it gets eyeballs and has a catchy title, so I’m sharing it here.
“Put a few slices of chopped prosciutto in a skillet with olive oil, a couple of cloves of crushed garlic and a bit of butter; a minute later, toss in about half a cup bread crumbs and red chili flakes to taste. Serve over pasta with chopped parsley.”
“Fast chile rellenos: Drain canned whole green chilies. Make a slit in each and insert a piece of cheese. Dredge in flour and fry in a skillet, slit side up, until cheese melts.”
A few caveats.
- There are some random ingredients that not all hip urbanites may have in their kitchens.
- It doesn’t seem like the authors are counting prep time or water boiling time. (I’m a little defensive since I’m a slow chopper…sort of like Seinfeld’s Slow Talker.)
- Actual portions of ingredients aren’t spelled out. You’ll have to be experienced or have enough common sense to know the cooking basics.