Author Jean Morrison
Easy Mock Chicken
We like to have mock chicken on buttered toast for lunch on Saturdays or Sundays. The mixed herbs are the part that gives the impression of "chicken flavour"
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Quantity: Serves 2 - 3
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2 teaspoons oil
1 onion, chopped small
1 large ripe tomato, chopped small
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoons cheese, grated
pinch mixed herbs
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
Cook onion in oil until softened. Add tomato, herbs, salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Tip in the cheese and stir. Add the egg and stir until just thickened.
This is great hot on toast. A small amount, when cold, can be used as a sandwich filling. Eat the sandwich promptly as it will go soggy if left for too long.
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